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 at Sciences Po (Paris) with a major in Human Rights and Humanitarian Action. 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. In June 2016 Agathe joined the research group ‘Integration and Conflict along the Upper Guinea Coast’ as a doctoral candidate. Her PhD project explores “LGBT refugeeness” as a category negotiated in Dakar by aid agents and queer asylum seekers seeking resettlement to the Global North.