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.
- Honkala, N. (2021): Immigration, Asylum Seekers and Refugees. In Brown, J. and Horvath, M. (Eds.) Cambridge Handbook of Forensic Psychology, Cambridge University Press. (Forthcoming)
- Honkala, N. (2019). Rights of Women Seeking Asylum: Procedural and Evidential Barriers to Protection. In Juss, S. (Ed.), Research Handbook in International Refugee Law, Elgar, pp. 295-309.
- Honkala, N (2018). Islam (A.P.) v Secretary of State for the Home Department, R v Immigration Appeal Tribunal and Another, ex part Shah (A.P.) (Conjoined Appeals)  UKHL 20. In Rackley, E. and Auchmuty, R. (eds.), Women’s Legal Landmarks: Celebrating 100 Years of Women and Law in the UK and Ireland, Hart, pp. 497-503.
- Honkala, N. (2018). International Law and Human Rights. In Auchmuty, R. (Ed.), Great Debates in Gender and Law, Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 83-94.
- Honkala, N. (2017). ‘She, of Course, Holds No Political Opinions’: Gendered Political Opinion Ground in Women’s Forced Marriage Asylum Claims. Social and Legal Studies, 26 (2), pp. 166–187.
- Honkala, N. (2014). A Feminist Human Rights Perspective on the Use of Internal Relocation by Asylum Adjudicators. Adjudicating International Human Rights: Essays in Honour of Sandy Ghandhi, Brill Nijhoff, pp. 148–166.