Dr. Moira Dustin

Email: M.Dustin@sussex.ac.uk




Moira is a Research Fellow in the School of Law, Politics and Sociology. She is the UK lead on the European Research Council project SOGICA - Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Claims of Asylum: A European human rights challenge (2016-2020). The project, led by Prof Nuno Ferreira, will generate the first ever theoretically and empirically-grounded comparative and comprehensive picture of the status and legal experiences of asylum-seekers across Europe claiming international protection on the basis of their sexual orientation or gender identity (SOGI), and determine how the European asylum systems can treat asylum claims based on the claimant's SOGI more fairly.

Moira has a PhD in Gender Studies from the London School of Economics, where she is a Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion (CASE). Before joining the University of Sussex, Moira was Director of Research and Communications at the Equality and Diversity Forum (now Equally Ours), a network of equality and human rights organisations, where she coordinated the Equality and Diversity Research Network. Moira has also worked at the Refugee Council, providing advice and information and developing national services for refugees and asylum-seekers. She has worked as a freelance sub-editor on the Guardian and Independent newspapers and was the Information Worker for the Carnegie Inquiry into the Third Age. For more information about Moira’s research and publications, please see www.sussex.ac.uk/profiles/400858