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: 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 experience. This is why we have launched several pioneering activities such as the possibility for students to design their own 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

2021-2022 PROGRAMME OF ACTIVITIES:

  • The call for our 2021-2022 programme of activities is now closed but we will open a call in Spring 2022 for students wishing to present their work at our Summer Student Conference. If you are interested in this opportunity, you can get in touch with our Learning Community Assistant, Dr Mélina Delmas (Melina.Delmas@warwick.ac.uk) to learn more.
  • Our programme includes a EUTOPIA micro-credential. This is added to your transcript or HEAR statement but does not affect your degree credits or credit-bearing options.
  • You can browse the different activities we are running in 2021-2022 in this booklet
Past activities
  • Cross-EUTOPIA student seminar on Linguistic Landscaping – When? Feb 4th 2021 – Where? online – more info

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

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 is 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 (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 is 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 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 (UoL). Email: tamara.trost@ef.uni-lj.si

Tamara Trošt is 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 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 on Nostalgia and Trauma in the works of Ernest Hemingway at Sorbonne University. 

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

Joanna Nowicki is Professor, information & communication sciences, CY Cergy Paris University. She is head of 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 is 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 is 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.