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CSWG Seminar: "Gender, Displacement and Feminist Methodologies: Researching Border Struggles of Women and LGBTQ Migrants"

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Gender, Displacement and Feminist Methodologies: Researching Border Struggles of Women and LGBTQ Migrants

This webinar offers a panel of three presentations by feminist ethnographers in sociology and anthropology from India, Italy and Bangladesh. The researchers will present from their doctoral and post-doctoral research on how refugee policy is gendered in India, Italy and the UK, how women and LGBTQI migrants from the global South respond to such policies, and how we can use their narratives of border struggles ethically without producing epistemic violence. The papers focus on three feminist studies in migration and refugee studies: one doctoral study with Mediterranean migrant women and LGBTQI lived experiences in Italian border, one postdoctoral research with LGBTQ asylum-seekers and undocumented migrant women in the UK, and one doctoral study with Afghan women refugees in Delhi (India).

Chair: Dr Stavroula Tsirogianni, Senior Lecturer in Sociology, Chinese University of Hongkong and Shenzen, China


  • "Migrant women’s ways out of violence: drawing a feminist ethnography at the eastern border of Italy" - Veronica Saba, University of Trieste. Italy
  • "Studying gendered borders: Challenges in narrating ordeals of undocumented women and LGBTQ-asylum seekers in higher education in Britain" - Rumana Hashem, Rights Lab, University of Nottingham, UK
  • "An ethnography of everyday life: The ethics and quandaries of feminist research with Afghan refugee women in Delhi" - Nithya Rajan, University of Minnesota, US


This workshop is free and everyone is welcome, but you must register in advance by clicking here.

We welcome all students, staff and the general public to our events. We understand many of you are juggling work with other responsibilities at home, so we are happy for you to join the event with children or pets.

If you face any access barriers and there are any adjustments we can make to support your full participation, please indicate them in the relevant section of the registration form. If you have any questions or concerns, please get in touch with Dr Maria do Mar Pereira (


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