Calogero  Giametta Author of Evaluating Organization Development

Calogero Giametta

ERC research fellow
Aix-Marseille University

I am a sociologist with a research focus on the nexus between migration, gender and sexuality. Currently my work focuses on the analysis of two forms of socio-legal protection addressing non-EU migrants: anti-trafficking initiatives and the right of asylum. I am a research fellow within the ERC-funded project Sexual Humanitarianism: Migration, Sex Work and Trafficking (Kingston University/ Aix Marseille University) and author of the book The Sexual Politics of Asylum (2017).


As a sociologist with a research focus on migration, gender and sexuality, I examine the specific sexual and gender dimensions at the heart of the humanitarian and social protection of which migrants can avail themselves in the EU. One of my central concerns is to explore how humanitarianism—as a form of representation and an interface for accessing rights—shapes the political and social terrains that gender and sexual minority migrants inhabit.

Between 2010 and 2014 my PhD research looked at the lived experiences of gender and sexual minority refugees, and on the discourses linking the politics of sexuality and the British refugee granting process. This included ethnography with LGBT asylum seekers living in the UK. Through my post-doctoral fellowships I have focused on analysing broader humanitarian discourses and practices when gender and sexuality become rights-claiming objects in the context of racialised migration regimes in the EU.

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Sociology, Migration Studies, Sexualities and Gender Studies


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