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Diego Garcia Rodriguez

(he/ his)
Research fellow, University of Nottingham

Diego García Rodríguez is a Leverhulme Research Fellow at the University of Nottingham. He is currently conducting research on the experiences of LGBT religious refugees and asylum seekers vis-à-vis the homonormative practices of asylum assessment in the UK context.

He was previously a Lecturer in Global Health at the Brighton and Sussex Medical School, where he also conducted research on HIV and the social lives of medicines. His PhD thesis explored the everyday religion of queer Muslims and the emergence of pro-queer Islamic discourses in contemporary Indonesia to develop a theory of queer religious agency. Email:


  • 2022–present
    Lecturer in Global Health, BSMS
  • 2020–2021
    Researcher in HIV and Social Science, BSMS


  • 2020 
    University College London, PhD in Gender and Sexuality Studies
  • 2015 
    Lund University, MSc in Asian Studies
  • 2012 
    University Complutense of Madrid, BA in Journalism

Grants and Contracts

  • 2023
    Too religious to be queer: LGBT religious refugees and asylum seekers in the UK
    Principal Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship