Dr Nora Honkala is a Lecturer in law at the School of Law, University of Reading. Her PhD project was funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and examined the prevalence of gendered and cultural assumptions in the jurisprudence of the Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) relating to women’s gender-based persecution asylum claims. She has published on gender-based persecution claims, particularly involving forced marriage, as well the rights of asylum seeker women and refugees more generally. Her research interests lie primarily in the field of gender and law, particularly feminist and socio-legal approaches to international refugee law.

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