• Arzu GülerEmail author
  • Maryna Shevtsova
  • Denise Venturi


The last decade has observed an increased interest by scholars in the issue of queer migration: one of the first academic volumes on the topic was published in 2013 (Spijkerboer 2013), with several articles following during the next years (Hersh 2015; Rumbach 2013; Shidlo and Ahola 2013; Türk 2013, etc.).


LGBT LGBTQI Refugees Asylum seekers 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of International RelationsAydın Adnan Menderes UniversityIsabeyli, Nazili/AydinTurkey
  2. 2.University of FloridaGainesvilleUSA
  3. 3.KU Leuven, Faculty of LawLeuvenBelgium

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