Alex’s research focuses on the interaction of law and cultural understandings. His thesis looks at Home Office guidance and practice in sexual and gender identity asylum claims. Using a series of semi-structured interviews, he will assess the compatibility of Home Office guidance and practice with the lived experiences of identity held by sexual and gender minority refugees. Through doing this, he seeks to make refugee law more responsive to the ways in which sexual and gender minorities experience their identities. Other research interests include: Gender, Sexuality and Law; Public law; Law and Film; and Law and Literature.

Thesis Title: ‘Queering Refugee Law: A Study of Sexual and Gender Minority Asylum Guidance’