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Research interests

My work examines how Westernized conceptions of human rights affect the access to justice of minority groups at the intersection of race, gender, sexuality and religion. My research is geared towards rendering visible those voices located at the margins that remain silenced – often very deliberately so – in conversations about justice and ideals about the truth. I am currently working on a EU funded project which examines the experiences of LGBTQI+ asylum seekers with Muslim background within Germany’s asylum system. I am the author of "Muslim Women's Quest for Justice: Gender, Law, and Activism in India" (Cambridge University Press, 2017) and of various articles and chapters on socio-legal resistance, gender, and Islam. 

​I am the co-founder and coordinator of the Queer European Asylum Network, consisting of LGBTQI+ activists and/or refugees, NGOs, and academics. The network has a focus on public engagement and policy.



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Research Output

  • 9 Other contribution
  • 5 Article (Academic Journal)
  • 1 Authored book
  • 1 Chapter in a book

Coronavirus exacerbates LGBTQI refugees' isolation and trauma

Tschalaer, M., 22 Apr 2020, Al Jazeera.

Research output: Other contribution

Fehlender Schutz für Schwarze lesbische Geflüchtete

Tschalaer, M., 23 Jun 2020, Tagesspiegel.

Research output: Other contribution


Candoc-Dissertation Fellowship

Tschalaer, Mengia (Recipient), Aug 2008

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Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions Individual Fellowship

Tschalaer, Mengia (Recipient), Sep 2018

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Swiss National Science Foundation Fellowship for Prospective Researchers

Tschalaer, Mengia (Recipient), Sep 2012

Prize: Prizes, Medals, Awards and Grants