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  • Barnard College, Columbia University, ​New York, USA

7 April 2020

Public Lecture on Queer Asylum Assessment in Germany

Hosted by the Barnard Digital Humanities Centre and the Barnard Center for Research on Women

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  • Theater Basel, Basel, Switzerland

21 February 2020

Panel Discussion "Politics of Postcolonial Sexuality" with Patricia Purtschert, Serena Owusua, and Stefanie Boulila

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  • Hohenheimer Tage on Migration Law, Stuttgart, Germany


24-26 January 2020​


Talk with Judge Kolja Naumann on the adjudication and credibility of LGBTQI+ cases in Germany

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  • Multiculturalism, Nationalism, Religions and Secularism Conference, ​University of Bristol, UK

8-10 November 2019

Presentation on the challenges of Black lesbian asylum seekers within Germany's asylum system

  • Research Project Lab – Waiting: a roundtable discussion on the spacing and timing of (im)mobility, ​University of Bristol, UK

6 November 2019

Panel on waiting as a form of political imposition and resistance

  • ILGA-Europe Annual Conference​, Orea Hotel Pyramida, Prague, Czech Republi​c


23- 26 October 2019

  • nccr - on the move Conference, University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland

12- 13 September 2019

Paper presented: Victimhood and Femininities in Black Lesbian Asylum Cases in Germany

  • German Futures Conference, University of Bristol, UK

4- 6 September 2019

Paper presented: The Erasure of Femininities in Black Lesbian Asylum Cases in Germany

  • IMISCOE Conference, University of Malmö, Sweden 

26- 28 June 2019

Paper presented: The Assessment of LGBTQI+ Muslim Asylum Claims against the background of raising Islamophobia in Germany

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  • Conference: Law and Society Association Annual Meeting, Washington DC, USA

28 May - 2 June 2019

Paper presented: Between Queer Liberalisms and Muslim Masculinities: The Assessment of Queer Muslim Asylum Quests in Germany. 

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  •  Workshop: LSA Junior Scholar Workshop, Annual Law and Society Meeting, Washington DC, USA

26 - 27 May, 2019

  • Workshop: Political Theory of LGBTQ Refugees and Migrants, University of Ottawa, Canada


28 November - 1 December 2018


LGBTQ migration, and the treatment of LGBTQ migrants and refugees, raise several ethical and political theoretical questions that are distinct from the general questions of migration. The current migration flows, immigration and admission policies, as well as modes of integration, are all affected by different notions – and expectations – of a person’s sexual and gender identity. On the one hand, LGBTQ migrants and refugees are among the most vulnerable groups in global migration movements; on the other, the movement of affluent LGBTQ persons within western cities and metropoles tells a very different story about LGBTQ migration.

This workshop brings together political philosophers, ethicists and other experts on migration to discuss the political theoretical challenges of global migration and refugee movements with a specific focus on LGBTQ perspectives.

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  • Brown Bag Presentation, School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies, University of Bristol


​22 November 2018


Theoretical Reflections on Queer Asylum in Germany, School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies, University of Bristol.

21 April 2017

Dr. Dalia Fahmy, assistant professor of political science at Long Island University and senior fellow at the Center for Global Policy, Dr. Shadi Hamid, author and senior fellow at the Project on U.S. Relations with the Islamic World at the Brookings Institution, and Dr. Mengia Hong Tschalaer, professor of political science and anthropology at John Jay College, engaged in a robust discussion on Islam in the modern world. The discussion covered topics like the role of faith in governance, public life, and terrorism. The conversation was moderated by Tom Nagorski, executive vice president of Asia Society. 

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  • Book Talk: South Asia Centre at the Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs, Syracuse University, USA 


19 September 2017 

South Asia Center presents: Mengia Hong Tschalaer on Muslim Women’s Quest for Gender Justice: Gender, Law and Activism in India

Mengia Hong Tschalaer, John Jay College, City University of New York

Mengia Hong Tschalaer discusses her new publication Muslim Women’s Quest for Gender Justice: Gender, Law and Activism in India. The book gives insight into the manner in which Muslim women’s rights activists in the city of Lucknow challenge the authority of the Indian state as well as the Muslim clergy in the domain of Muslim family law.

Open to the public. For more information, please contact Juanita Horan at 315.443.4927.

Sponsored by the South Asia Center at the Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs