Latefa Guemar

Associate at LCSS & Gender Institute Visiting Fellow, LSE

Latefa is an Associate at LCSS and a visiting fellow at the Gender Institute, LSE. She was forced to leave Algeria following personal attacks on her family as a result of her husband’s work as a journalist. Having received refugee status in the UK in 2004, Latefa has had to re-orient her study and has undertaken an MSc on Population Movement and Policy at Swansea University and is currently studying PhD in the same field. Latefa has made an important contribution to the recent (2011) review of gender / women's issues in Country of Origin information for making decision on asylum applications; Latefa has also undertaken research on the conduct of asylum interviews at UKBA looking at the range of issues , including gender, sexuality, religion, and age, which might impact upon the ability of asylum applicants to discuss their experiences; On the impact of forced migration on women's mental health; On the decision making of asylum seekers to come in the UK . Her PhD is on Women of the New Algerian Diaspora: Online Discourse, Social Consciousness and Political Engagement. Latefa is also accredited OISC Level 1&2 immigration advisor and has extensive experience supporting women in their asylum applications . Latefa has a particular interest in gender issues in forced migration, Diasporas and identities. She is now a research associate for the Centre of Migration Policy Research at Swansea University and has recently been appointed Visiting Fellow at the LSE, Gender Institute.

On Wednesday 27 February 2013, Latefa presented a research seminar at LSE entitled Difference and Diversity in the Refugee Experience: Gender and the Asylum Process.

Latefa was interviewed about her experiences becoming a refugee, and the help she received from CARA and LSE, (LSE YouTube, June 2013). She also wrote about her experience as part of the Centre for Human Rights' Scholars at Risk Scheme in LSE Connect Magazine.


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