MULTILINGUALISM AND DIVERSITY

 

We are a group of experts from leading universities across Europe, bringing interdisciplinary learning to explore key issues of Multilingualism and Diversity. We are building a community of students and academics alike, who are passionate about Multilingualism and want to explore the local relevance of global problems. Our goals are to champion diversity and cross-university collaboration, transform the learning experience and contribute to building a new academic model. We provide an inspiring and supportive learning environment to help students develop their skills and confidence through the use of innovative pedagogies. Our community aims to bring students from different levels together to give them the chance to collaborate on projects and make global connections. We want to empower students and provide them with the opportunity to be more involved in their own learning experiences. This is why we have launched several pioneering activities such as the possibility for students to design their module in Multilingualism. We have an exciting programme of activities ranging from courses and workshops to a student-led conference, so join us to be part of a dynamic and global community that is at the forefront of research in Multilingualism and Diversity!

Learning Community Activities

Coming up

2022-2023 PROGRAMME OF ACTIVITIES:

  • The call for our 2022-2023 programme of activities is now open! 
  • It includes short online courses and a student conference. You can browse the different activities we offer in this booklet.
  • By participating in our programme you can earn a EUTOPIA micro-credential. This is added to your transcript or HEAR statement but does not affect your degree credits or credit-bearing options. See more details on our call for expressions of interest.
Past activities
  • 2022 STUDENT CONFERENCE
    On Wednesday 13 July 2022, we ran the first EUTOPIA Multilingualism and Diversity Student Conference, exploring the themes of Identity, Policy, and Representation, as well as Multilingualism in Education and the Media. The conference featured papers by students across our EUTOPIA alliance and a keynote by Nora Michaelis (University of Warwick). You can view the programme here.
  • STUDENT CONFERENCE ORGANISATION
    The conference was organised by students from our learning community, supervised by the Learning Community Assistant, Dr Mélina Delmas. Together, they created a call for papers, selected papers, created the conference programme, advertised the conference, chaired panels, as well as helped run the conference on the day: https://eutopia-university.eu/multilingualism-and-diversity-students-lead-the-way.
  • SHORT ONLINE COURSES
    Students participated in 3-4 weeks of a course related to Multilingualism taught at one of the universities in the alliance. 
  • MODULE DESIGN ACTIVITY
    Cross-university teams of students worked on designing their ideal module in Multilingualism. They decided on the topics which should be included and how students would be assessed. They also created a reading list, a module description, and learning outcomes. 
  • STUDENT SEMINAR ON LINGUISTIC LANDSCAPING
    4 February 2021, online: more info.

Student Testimonies

Sara (UPF) shares her experience of doing a EURSS scholarship with the Multilingualism and Diversity community.



What our 2021-2022 students said about the EUTOPIA experience:
"Lots of fun! I met some great new people and learned skills that have always intimidated me."
"It was nice being part of [this learning community], as well as an amazing opportunity to know people, improve some abilities and learn about something that really interests and concerns us."
 

How to get involved?

Students

If you wish to get involved, please contact the Learning Community Assistant, Dr Mélina Delmas: Melina.Delmas@warwick.ac.uk.

Educators

If you wish to get involved, please contact the Learning Community Lead, Prof Jo Angouri: j.angouri@warwick.ac.uk.

Learning Community Members

Lead: Jo Angouri (UoW). Email: J.Angouri@warwick.ac.uk

Jo Angouri
Jo Angouri
Professor Jo Angouri is the Academic Director for Education and Internationalisation at the University of Warwick. Her research expertise is in sociolinguistics, pragmatics and discourse analysis. Jo has published extensively on language and identity, teamwork and leadership in professional settings and migration, mobility and multilingualism. Jo is the author of Culture, Discourse, and the Workplace (Routledge) and has co-edited Negotiating Boundaries at Work (EUP). She has been a visiting scholar in institutions in New Zealand, Australia and Europe and she is currently a Visiting Distinguished Professor at Aalto University, School of Business, Finland. Jo is the Subject Chair for Linguistics, Language, Communication and Media on the Scopus board. She is also a National Teaching Fellow (UK) and fully committed to pedagogic innovation and education for global citizenship. Jo is working on EUTOPIA’s learning model alongside Rosette S’Jegers. She is leading the development and Curriculum Design of EUTOPIA’s Learning Communities with Karen Triquet and she is the lead for one Learning Unit on Multilingualism with Chantal Wright. 

Partner: Vicent Climent-Ferrando (UPF). Email: vicent.climent@upf.edu

Vicent Climent-Ferrando
Vicent Climent-Ferrando
Vicent Climent-Ferrando is the Research Coordinator of the UNESCO Chair on Language Policies for Multilingualism at Universitat Pompeu Fabra-Barcelona (UPF) since 2019. He was a post-doctoral researcher at the European Research Consortium MIME (Mobility and Inclusion in a Multilingual Europe, at the University of Augsburg, Germany).

Partner: Ann Peeters (VUB). Email: Ann.Peeters@vub.be

Ann Peeters
Ann Peeters
Ann Peeters (1981) holds a joint PhD degree in Italian Literature awarded by Vrije Universiteit Brussel and Università di Pisa. At present, she is the programme director of the Multilingual Master of Arts in Linguistics and Literary Studies and the Vice President of the International Board of Vrije Universiteit Brussel. Her current research interests include interculturalism, multilingual literature and intermediality.

Partner: Alex Housen (VUB). Email: Alex.Housen@vub.be

Alex Housen
Alex Housen
Alex Housen is a professor of English and Second Language Acquisition, and currently Dean of the Faculty of Humanities & Languages at the VUB. His research interests include second language acquisition and teaching, multilingualism and multilingual education.

Partner: Tommaso M. Milani (UoG). Email: tommaso.milani@svenska.gu.se

Tommaso Milani
Tommaso Milani
Tommaso M. Milani is professor of Multilingualism. His research focuses on the societal dimensions of multilingualism, language politics and the relationship between language, gender and sexuality.

Partner: Tamara Pavasovic Trost (UL). Email: tamara.trost@ef.uni-lj.si

Tamara Pavasovic
Tamara Pavasovic
Tamara Trošt is an associate professor of Sociology at the School of Economics and Business, University of Ljubljana. She works on issues of identity, youth values, class, history teaching, and memory politics.

Partner: Claire Carles-Huguet (CY). Email: claire.huguet@cyu.fr

Claire Carles-Huguet
Claire Carles-Huguet
Claire Carles-Huguet holds an Agrégation in English. She teaches American Literature and History. She is in charge of International Relations at CY Tech. She holds a Master’s degree from New York University and is completing a PhD in Nostalgia and Trauma in the works of Ernest Hemingway at Sorbonne University. 

Partner: Joanna Nowicki (CY). Email: joa.nowicki@gmail.com

Joanna Nowicki
Joanna Nowicki
Joanna Nowicki is a professor of Information & Communication Sciences, at CY Cergy Paris University. She is head of the Master’s program in Publishing and Communication Engineering (Master IEC http://www.masteriec.fr).

Partner: Johan Järlehed (UoG). Email: johan.jarlehed@sprak.gu.se

Johan Järlehed
Johan Järlehed
Johan Järlehed is an associate professor in Spanish Linguistics. His research expertise lies within social semiotics, linguistic landscapes and multimodal discourse analysis, and he is particularly interested in the interaction of language and social change in urban space.

Partner: Michelle Waldispühl (UoG). Email: michelle.waldispuhl@sprak.gu.se

Michelle Waldispühl
Michelle Waldispühl
Michelle Waldispühl is an associate professor of German Linguistics and Language Education at the University of Gothenburg. Her current research interests include historical sociolinguistics and multilingualism with a particular focus on historical writing, onomastics and cryptography.

Partner: Andreja Retelj (UL). Email: andreja.retelj@ff.uni-lj.si

Andreja Retelj is an Assistant Professor at the Department of German Languages, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, where she teaches future teachers of German. Her research focuses on language teaching methodology, ICT in foreign language teaching, materials development and testing.

Assistant: Mélina Delmas (UoW). Email: melina.delmas@warwick.ac.uk 

Mélina Delmas
Mélina Delmas
Mélina Delmas holds master’s degrees in Translation from Université Paris 3 and Université Bordeaux-Montaigne (France), as well as a PhD in Translation Studies from the University of Birmingham (UK). Since 2021, she works as a Research Assistant at the University of Warwick where she collaborates closely with Professor Jo Angouri on various projects relating to multilingualism, linguistic landscapes, and pedagogy. Mélina supports two EUTOPIA Learning Communities: Multilingualism & Diversity, and Global Connections.