Posts In: asylum

B Camminga talks transgender refugees in South Africa

May 10, 2019 0 Comments

“Transgender people often cannot afford the luxury of invisibility” – maHp/ACMS postdoctoral fellow B Camminga discusses their book ‘Transgender Refugees and the Imagined South Africa’ with Nal’ibali.

Read more

SEMINAR: Protection of Asylum Seekers, Refugees in South Africa

November 28, 2018 0 Comments

Susan Tolmay of Amnesty International South Africa (AISA) gave a presentation about the main factors that make it difficult for asylum seekers to claim and receive refugee status in South Africa.

Read more

“Gender Refugees” in South Africa: The “Common-Sense” Paradox, in: Africa Spectrum

July 4, 2018 0 Comments

This article is the runner up for the UFS/AS Young African Scholars Award. Join us in congratulating maHp/ ACMS postdoctoral researcher B Camminga for this great achievement, along with their recent selection as one of the Mail & Guardian 200 Young South Africans.

Read more

B Camminga one of the M&G 200 Young South Africans

June 30, 2018 0 Comments

maHp’s postdoctoral fellow B Camminga has been selected as one of the Mail & Guardian 200 Young South Africans for 2018.

Read more

Asylum as a Form of Life: The Politics and Experience of Indeterminacy in South Africa

According to the United Nations, in 2003 South Africa had the highest number of asylum seekers worldwide. Based on interviews with applicants or former applicants to refugee status as well as officials, adjudicators and activists, the authors propose to analyze asylum as a form of life, rather than as bare life.

Read more

Proud in Europe? LGBTI refugees, immigration authorities & the gay community in the EU

September 19, 2016 0 Comments

Last month Amsterdam was home to the Europride, a European LGBT event which takes place in a different European city every year.

Read more

Exploring the Intersectionalities of Gender and Sexuality in Migration Studies

June 17, 2016 0 Comments

“Could you tell me what the difference is between a sex worker and someone who sells sex?” asks a member of the audience. “Well, we argue that some of these migrant women do not necessarily label themselves as a sex worker.

Read more