Main research or teaching areas:
- International Migration and Refugee Studies
- Queer and Feminist Theories
- Qualitative Methodology
In my dissertation project, The Sexuality of Asylum: Experiences of Queer Iranians in Turkey (preliminary title), I seek to explore the everyday life worlds and migratory experiences of Iranian sexual dissidents who seek temporary asylum and wait for resettlement in Turkey. For this study, I conducted multi-sited ethnographic fieldwork in different refugee (re-)settlement cities in Turkey and in Canada between 2011 and 2014. Theoretically, my work draws on postcolonial, queer and feminist approaches to asylum, displacement, migrations, identities, belonging, and everyday life.
Recent research outputs
Research output: Contribution to conference › Paper, not in proceeding
Research output: Contribution to conference › Abstract