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We are in the process of submitting numerous articles to academic journals. You can see a list of all relevant publications below, and follow the tabs for abstracts.

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

In Press

Feneberg, Valentin; Gill, Nick; Hoellerer, Nicole and Scheinert, Laura (In Press) ‘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. 

Hoellerer, Nicole and Gill, Nick (In Press) ‘Assembly-Line Baptism’: Judicial discussions of ‘free churches’ in German and Austrian asylum hearings. Journal of Legal Anthropology.

Fisher, Dan; Gill, Nick and Paszkiewicz, Natalia (In Press) To Fail an Asylum Seeker: Time, Space and Legal Events. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space.


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

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, 45937– 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 & 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; Schmid-Scott; Amanda, et al. (2020). Experiencing Asylum Appeals 34 Ways to Improve Access to Justice at the First-tier Tribunal.


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

Gill, Nick & 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 & 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]

Related Publications

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. 

  • 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., 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, Allsopp J, Burridge A, Fisher D, Griffiths M, Paszkiewicz N, Rotter R (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
  • 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.
  • Allsopp J., Burridge A., Griffiths M., Gill N., 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
  • Cranston R. (2018). Immigration and Asylum Appeals – a Fresh Look. JUSTICE, London. Author URL
  • Gill N. (2019). Unsettling Work. Dialogues in Human Geography, 9(1), 106-109.
  • Gill N., Allsopp J., Burridge A., Griffiths M., Paszkiewicz N., 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., Fisher D., Smith J., Burridge A. (2018). Written evidence to the Home Affairs Committee immigration detention inquiry 2018.
  • Singer D. & Gill N. (2018). Your Asylum Appeal Hearing: Information to Help. Author URL.
  • Gill N., Rotter R., Burridge A., Allsopp J. (2017). The limits of procedural discretion: Unequal treatment and vulnerability in Britain’s asylum appeals. Social and Legal Studies. Full text
  • Gill N., Rotter R., Burridge A., Allsopp J., Griffiths M. (2016). The consolations of linguistic incomprehension: Interpretation and communication in British asylum appeal hearings. Anthropology Today.
  • Gill N., Rotter R., Burridge A., Griffiths M., Allsopp J. (2015). Inconsistency in asylum appeal adjudication. Forced Migration Review, 50, 52-54. Full text
  • 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
  • [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

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.