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Tschalaer, Hong M. 2017. Muslim Women’s Quest for Justice. Gender, Law and Activism in India. Cambridge University Press. (Cambridge Studies in Law and Society). 



Tschalaer, M., Alexandra Xanthaki and Ermioni Xhantopoulou. 2024. Human Rights Risks of Migration Flow Predictions and Policy Implications Within the EU. Human Rights Quarterly. (in print)


Saleh, F. & Mengia Tschalaer. 2023. Introduction to special issue: queer liberalisms and marginal mobilities, Ethnic and Racial Studies, DOI: 10.1080/01419870.2023.2182161 [open access]

Tschalaer, M. 2022. The Queer Necropolitics: Experiences of LGBTQI+ Asylum Claimants During Covid-19 in the UK . Journal of Contemporary European Research. [open access] 

Tschalaer, M. 2022. Queer Motherhood in the Context of Legal Precarity: Experiences of Lesbian Mothers Seeking Asylum in Germany. Ethnic and Racial Studies. DOI: 10.1080/01419870.2022.2085055 [open access]  


Tschalaer, M. 2022. Queering migration temporalities: LGBTQI+ experiences with waiting within Germany’s asylum system. Ethnic and Racial Studies, DOI: 10.1080/01419870.2022.2076566 [open access] 

Tschalaer, M. 2020. Experiences of Waiting for LGBTQI+ Asylum Claimants in Germany: A Form of State Control and Resistance. In: Maria Lis Baiochhi “Gender Politics in the Age of Patriarchal Authoritarianism”. Political and Legal Anthropology Review.

Tschalaer, M. 2020. Victimhood and Femininity in Black Lesbian Asylum Cases in Germany. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies. DOI: 10.1080/1369183X.2020.1772735.

Tschalaer, M. 2020. Liebe ist ein Menschenrecht! Über Schwierigkeiten bei der Flucht von LSBTI Menschen. Archithese. 2.  

Tschalaer, M. 2019. Queer Spaces: The Sexual Asylum Story. In: Authenticity and Feedback. Berlin: Diaphanes. 8/9. 

Tschalaer. M. 2019. Queere Räume: Die Sexualisierte Asylgeschichte. In: Authenticity and Feedback. Berlin: Diaphanes. 8/9.


Tschalaer, M. 2019. Between Queer Liberalisms and Muslim Masculinities. LGBTQI+ Muslim Asylum Assessment in Germany. Ethnic and Racial Studies, 43 (7). DOI: 10.1080/01419870.2019.1640378

Tschalaer, Hong M. 2015. Muslim Women’s Rights Activists’ Visibility: Stretching the Gendered Boundaries of the Public Space in the City of Lucknow.South Asia Multidisciplinary Academic Journal, 11, 1-18.

Tschalaer, Hong M. 2012. Competing Model–Nikahnamas: Muslim Women’s Spaces within the Legal Landscape in Lucknow. NAVEIÑ REET: Nordic Journal of Law and Social Research, 3, 65–80. 

Tschalaer, Hong M. 2010. Women Entering the Legal Landscape: Negotiating Legal Gender Reforms in a ‘Tribal’ Women’s Forum in South Rajasthan, India. Journal of Legal Pluralism and Unofficial Law, 60, 41–70.


Tschalaer, M. & Fadi Saleh (eds.) 2023. Queer Liberalisms and Marginal MobilitiesEthnic and Racial Studies. Volume 6, Issue 9.  



Tschalaer, M. 2023. Social and cultural politics of everyday resistance and empowerment. In Martin Fotta, Cecilia McCallum and Silvia Posocco (eds.) The Cambridge Handbook of the Anthropology of Gender and Sexuality. Cambridge University Press.



Tschalaer Hong, M. 2013. Adjudication in Religious Family Law. Cultural Accommodation, Legal Pluralism and Gender Equality in India. Gopika Solanki. Cambridge University Press. In: Law and Politics Book Review, 23 (8), 415–418. 


Tschalaer, M. 2021.Fighting for asylum, as a lesbian and as a mother. openDemocracy. 8. December.

Tschalaer, M. 2020. Fehlender Schutz für Schwarze lesbische Geflüchtete. Tagesspiegel. 23. June.


Tschalaer, M and Nina Held. 2020. Coronavirus exacerbates LGBTQI refugees' isolation and trauma. Al Jazeera. 22. April. 

Tschalaer, M and Nina Held and Danijel Ćubelic. 2020. „Ich habe mich noch nie einsamer gefühlt“. Tagesspiegel. 30. March. 

(This article appeared in the print version of the Tagesspiegel under the title "Mein Leben ist eingefroren" on 6. April 2020)

Tschalaer, M. and Nina Held. 2019. LGBTQI+ asylum claimants face extreme social isolation in Germany. openDemocracy. 26. November. 

Tschalaer, M. 2019. Black lesbians denied asylum in Germany. openDemocracy.14. August.




Tschalaer. M. 2021. Queer liberalisms and marginal mobility – special issue and interview series. Migration Mobilities Bristol Blog. 7 April. 

Tschalaer, M. 2020. The Recognition of Queer Asylum Claims in Germany. nacre-on the move Blog. 4. November. 

Held, N. and Mengia Tschalaer. 2019. Better Legal and Social Support Needed for LGBTQI+ People Seeking Asylum in Germany. Mobilities and Migration Bristol Blog. 31.October.  

Tschalaer, M. 2019. Conforming to stereotypes to gain asylum in Germany. Mobilities and Migration Bristol Blog. 12. August.  


Tschalaer, Mengia and Christopher Pullen. Equality in the UK Asylum Process. Written Evidence submitted to the UK Parliament Women's Select Committee. Published on the UK Parliament Committees Website: 17. November 2021. 


Tschalaer. M. 2021. The Istanbul Convention and Queer Women Seeking Asylum. 7. June. Policy Bristol. (available in German here)

Tschalaer. M. 2020. The Recognition of Black Lesbian Asylum Claims in Germany. 26. June. Policy Bristol. (available in German here)

Tschalaer, M. 2020. The Effects of COVID-19 on Queer Asylum Claimants in Germany. 26. June. Policy Bristol. (Available in German here)

Held,  Nina and Mengia Tschalaer. 2019.Queer Asylum in Germany. Better Visibility and Access to Legal and Social Support Needed for LGBTQI+ People Seeking Asylum.Policy Brief, October 26. University of Bristol. 

Held, Nina and Mengia Tschalaer. 2019.Queeres Asyl in Deutschland: Bessere Sichtbarkeit und besserer Zugang zu rechtlicher und sozialer Unterstützung für LSBTQI* Geflüchtete. Politisches Positionspapier vom 26. Oktober. Universität Bristol.


Samuel Hall and IOM (2023) Mapping and research to strengthen protection and assistance measures for migrants with diverse SOGIESC. IOM, Geneva. 

Boland, C. and M. Tschalaer (2021) ITFLOWS Gender Action Plan, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and Brunel University London.

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