Decolonising multilingual research: Exploring the possibilities of convivial scholarship

In this workshop, Professor Alison Phipps will lead discussion on the need for, and actions to be taken to decolonise multilingual research. Working from her recently published book, Alison will present her manifesto for decolonising multilingualism, focusing on two areas of scholarship: working with people who have been forcibly displaced, and research on higher education with culturally and linguistically diverse students.

This workshop will be a collaborative opportunity to come together, to learn from and with Alison, and to think through the possibilities for decolonising our own work (research, teaching, advocacy practice). We will conclude the event by sketching out an agenda for future work to maintain the momentum of the conversation we start together.


About the presenter

Professor Alison Phipps holds the UNESCO Chair in Refugee Integration through Languages and the Arts at the University of Glasgow where she is also Professor of Languages and Intercultural Studies, and Co-Convener of Glasgow Refugee, Asylum and Migration Network (GRAMNET). She is based in School of Education at the University of Glasgow where she teaches refugee studies, critical multilingual studies, religious and spiritual education, anthropology and intercultural education and education for non-violence.


Student Language and Literacy Education at UNSW 

UNSW Language and Literacy Education, including Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), focuses on the teaching and learning of languages and literacy in both English-speaking and non-English-speaking nations. For more information on our programs, see here