conflict and integration; refugee studies; queer exile; humanitarian governance; LGBTI asylum; SOGI [Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity] claims
Senegal, Mauritania, Gambia, Upper Guinea Coast, West Africa
Agathe studied political science in Sciences Po (Paris) with a major in Human Rights & Humanitarian Action before turning towards research. She obtained her second master’s in social sciences from the Humboldt University (Berlin), with a master’s thesis on refugees’ and local NGO workers’ practices of translation of UNHCR ‘gender mainstreaming’ guidelines in Dakar, Senegal. Since June 2016 Agathe joined the research group ‘Integration & Conflict along the Upper Guinea Coast’ as a doctoral candidate. Her PhD project explores the doing and undoing of the "LGBT refugee category" by actors of the asylum system cooperating in Dakar for the sake of a resettlement model for queer West African asylum seekers.