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Decolonising multilingual research with Professor Alison Phipps

Event Details
Room G04, Morven Brown Building, UNSW Kensington Campus
13 January 2020 10:30 am

In this Gonski Institute for Education 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). The event will conclude by sketching out an agenda for future work to maintain the momentum of the conversation started 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.

More information and registrations through the University of New South Wales website.

Posted 22 October 2019