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We are in the process of submitting numerous articles to academic journals, and we are working on a monograph (expected publication: 2022/23).

You can see a list of all publications so far below, and follow the tabs for abstracts.

Please also refer to our Conferences & Talks page, to see abstracts and videos of our presentations.

For the ASYFAIR Conference 2021, the organising team and participants have complied a bibliography with some key references for refugee status determination and asylum adjudication. Click here to see the .pdf.


Feneberg, Valentin; Gill, Nick; Hoellerer, Nicole and Scheinert, Laura (2022) ‘It’s not what you know, it’s how you use it’: On the application of country of origin information in judicial refugee status determination decisions. International Journal of Refugee Law. eeac036 [open access] (see here).

Gill, Nick; Hoellerer, Nicole; Allsopp, Jennifer; Burridge, Andrew; Fisher, Dan; Griffiths, Melanie; Hambly, Jessica; Paszkiewicz, Natalia; Rotter, Rebecca and Vianelli, Lorenzo (2022) Rethinking commonality in refugee status determination in Europe: Legal geographies of asylum appeals. Political Geography, 98, 102686 [open access] (see here).

Fisher, Dan; Gill, Nick and Paszkiewicz, Natalia (2022) To Fail an Asylum Seeker: Time, Space and Legal Events. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 40 (2), 21-40. doi: 10.1177/02637758211032623 [open access] (see here).


Hoellerer, Nicole and Gill, Nick (2021) ‘Assembly-Line Baptism’: Judicial discussions of ‘free churches’ in German and Austrian asylum hearings. Journal of Legal Anthropology, 5 (2), 1 – 29. doi:10.3167/jla.2021.050201 [open access] (and see here).

Vianelli, Lorenzo; Gill, Nick and Hoellerer, Nicole (2021) Waiting as probation: Selecting self-disciplining asylum seekers. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 48 (5), 1013-1032, DOI: 10.1080/1369183X.2021.1926942 [open access] (and see here).

Gill, Nick; Allsopp, Jennifer; Burridge, Andrew; Fisher, Dan; Griffiths, Melanie; Paszkiewicz, Natalia and Rotter, Rebecca (2021). The tribunal atmosphere: On qualitative barriers to access to justice. Geoforum, 119, 61-61. DOI: 10.1016/j.geoforum.2020.11.002. Full text

Hoellerer, Nicole and Gill, Nick (2021) ASYFAIR Germany dataset: Asylum adjudication in Germany (2018/19), Dryad, Dataset, [open access] (and see here)


Gill, Nick; Allsopp, Jennifer; Burridge, Andrew; Fisher, Dan; Griffiths, Melanie; Hambly, Jessica; Hoellerer, Nicole; Paszkiewicz, Natalia and Rotter, Rebecca (2020) What’s missing from legal geography and materialist studies of law? Absence and the assembling of asylum appeal hearings in Europe. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, 45 (4), 937– 951.  Full text [open access] (and see here)

Hynes, Jo; Gill, Nick and Tomlinson, Joe (2020) In defence of the hearing? Emerging geographies of publicness, materiality, access and communication in court hearings. Geography Compass.  Full text [open access] (and see here)

Hambly, Jessica;  Gill, Nick and Vianelli, Lorenzo (2020). Using multi-member panels to tackle RSD complexities. Forced Migration Review. Full text. [open access]

Hambly, Jessica and Gill, Nick (2020) Law and Speed: Asylum Appeals and the Techniques and Consequences of Legal Quickening. Journal of Law and Society47(1), 3-28. doi:10.1111/jols.12220 . Full text [open access] (and see here)

Gill, Nick; Allsopp, Jennifer; Burridge, Andrew; Fisher, Dan; Griffiths, Melanie; Hambly, Jessica; Hynes, Jo; Paszkiewicz, Natalia; Rotter, Rebecca; and Schmid-Scott; Amanda (2020). Experiencing Asylum Appeals 34 Ways to Improve Access to Justice at the First-tier Tribunal. Exeter University and the Public Law Project. [open access, available here]


Fisher, Dan; Burridge, Andrew and Gill, Nick (2019). The Political Mobilities of Reporting: Tethering, slickness and asylum control. Mobilities. doi: 10.1080/17450101.2019.1607049.  Full text  [open access] (and see here)

Gill, Nick; Fisher, Dan and Hynes, Jo (2019). 25 years of protest: migration control and the power of local activism. Geography 104, 134-140 [primarily for school pupils e.g. those studying geography. Available on request]


Hambly, Jessica (2018) Cut-Price Justice at the French National Asylum Court. Oxford Border Criminologies Blog. Full text (and see here)

Gill, Nick and Good, Anthony (Eds) (2018). Asylum Determination in Europe Ethnographic Perspectives. [Open Access], Palgrave Macmillan.  Full text  [open access] (and see here)

Gill, Nick and Good, Anthony (2018). Introduction. In: Gill N., Good A. (Eds.) Asylum Determination in Europe: Ethnographic Perspectives, Palgrave Macmillan.

Gill, Nick (2018). Conclusion. In: Gill N., Good A. (Eds.) Asylum Determination in Europe: Ethnographic Perspectives, Palgrave Macmillan.

Giannopoulou, Chrisa and Gill, Nick (2018).Asylum Procedures in Greece: the Case of Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Minors. In: Gill N., Good A. (Eds.) Asylum Determination in Europe: Ethnographic Perspectives, Palgrave Macmillan, 109-130.

Gill, Nick (2018).The suppression of welcome. Fennia – International Journal of Geography, 196(1), 88-98.  Full text [open access]

The following list of publications are not part of the ASYFAIR project, but are related to previous projects by the PI Dr. Nick Gill and other ASYFAIR team members and affiliates. 

For other publications by the PI Dr. Nick Gill, please click here

For publications by other ASYFAIR team members, please click here, and follow the links to their individual homepages.


Gill, N. (2021) ‘Remote justice and vulnerable litigants: The case of asylum.’ In Cowan, Dave and Ann Mumford (eds) Pandemic legalities: Legal responses to COVID-19–Justice and social responsibility. Bristol: Bristol University Press, 27-40.

Gill, N. and Hynes, J. (2021). Courtwatching: Visibility, publicness, witnessing, and embodiment in legal activism. Area. DOI: 10.1111/area.12690. Full text

Schmid-Scott, A., Marshall, E., Gill, N. and Bagelman, J. (2021). Rural Geographies of Refugee Activism: the Expanding Spaces of Sanctuary in the UK. Revue européenne des migrations internationales, 36(2-3), 137-160.


Gill, N. and Simon, O. (2020) ‘Carceral Journeys’. In Adey P, Bowstead J, Brickell K, Desai V, Dolton M, Pinkerton A, Siddiqi A (Eds.) The Handbook of Displacement.


Gill, N (2019). Border abolition and how to achieve it. In Cooper D, Dhawan N, Newman J (Eds.) Re-imagining the State: Theoretical Challenges and Transformative Possibilities, Routledge.

Gill, N. (2019). Unsettling Work. Dialogues in Human Geography, 9(1), 106-109.

Gill, N., Allsopp, J., Burridge, A., Griffiths, M., Paszkiewicz, N. and Rotter R. (2019). Law, Presence and Refugee Claim Determination. In: Mitchell K., Jones R., Fluri J. (Eds.) Handbook on Critical Geographies of Migration, Edward Elgar.

Gill, N.; Rotter, R.; Burridge, A. and Allsopp, J. (2019) Asylum appeal hearing observations at first-tier tribunal hearing centres in the UK, 2013-2016. [Data Collection]. Colchester, Essex: UK Data Archive. 10.5255/UKDA-SN-852032


Gill, N., Fisher, D., Smith, J., and Burridge, A. (2018). Written evidence to the Home Affairs Committee immigration detention inquiry 2018.

Singer, D. and Gill, N. (2018). Your Asylum Appeal Hearing: Information to Help. Author URL.

Gill, N., Conlon, D., Moran, D. and Burridge, A. (2018) Carceral circuitry: New directions in carceral geography. Progress in Human Geography 42 (2): 183-204.

Hoellerer, N. (2018) ‘The pitfalls of the Community Development Approach in refugee resettlement in the UK: An ethnographic analysis of community divisions amongst Bhutanese refugees in Manchester, UK’. In Nelson A, Roedlach A, Willems R (Eds.) The Crux of Refugee Resettlement: Rebuilding Social Networks. New York: Lexington Books.

Cranston R. (2018). Immigration and Asylum Appeals – a Fresh Look. JUSTICE, London. Author URL


Allsopp, J., Burridge, A., Griffiths, M., Gill, N. and Rotter R. (2017). Inside Britain’s asylum appeal system – what it’s like to challenge the Home Office. Web link.

Burridge, A. & Gill, N. (2017). Conveyor-Belt Justice: Precarity, Access to Justice and Geographies of Legal Aid in Asylum Appeals. Antipode, 49, 23-42. Full text

Gill, N., Rotter, R., Burridge, A. and Allsopp J. (2017). The limits of procedural discretion: Unequal treatment and vulnerability in Britain’s asylum appeals. Social and Legal Studies. Full text

Burridge, A., Gill, N., Kocher, A., Martin, L. (2017). Introduction: Polymorphic Borders. Territory, Politics, Governance, 5(3), 239-251. Full text.

Hoellerer, N. (2017). Multiple belongings in refugee resettlement: A case study of Bhutanese refugees. St. Anthony’s International Review 12.

Scheinert, L. (2017). Collapsing Discourses in Refugee Protection Policies. Exploring the Case of Germany’s Temporary Humanitarian Admission Programmes. Movements – Journal for Critical Migration and Border Regime Studies 3 (1). Full text


Gill, N., Rotter, R., Burridge, A., Allsopp, J. and Griffiths, M. (2016). Linguistic incomprehension in British asylum appeal hearings. Anthropology Today, 32 (2): 18-21.

Gill, N. (2016) ‘Health and intimacies in immigration detention. In Conlon D, Heimstra N (Eds.) Intimate economies of immigration detention: Critical perspectives. London: Routledge.

Gill, N. (2016) Nothing personal ? Geographies of governing and activism in the British asylum system. Wiley-Blackwell.

Beduschi, A.C., Gill, N. and Patsianta, K. (2016). Situation of children that migrate unaccompanied or separated from their parents: legal framework and evidence from practice in Greece. United Nations Committee on Migrant Workers.

Marshall, E., Pinkowska, P. and Gill, N. (2016) ‘Virtual presence as a challenge to immobility: Examining the potential of an online anti-detention campaign.’ In Turner J, Peters K (Eds.) Carceral Mobilities: Interrogating Movement in Incarceration. Abingdon: Routledge.

[German] Scheinert, L. (2016). Sichere Einreise: Deutschlands Aufnahmeprogramme für syrische Flüchtlinge 2013-2015 und ihre Folgen für Asylpolitik und Flüchtlingszuwanderung. Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung Kurzdossiers – Flucht und Asyl: Grundlagen. Web link


Gill, N., Rotter, R., Burridge, A., Griffiths, M. and Allsopp J. (2015). Inconsistency in asylum appeal adjudication. Forced Migration Review, 50, 52-54. Full text