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Professor Alison Phipps

The work of welcoming refugees: who, when, why and how

Tuesday 22nd March 2022, 7:30pm

Alison Phipps is UNESCO Chair in Refugee Integration through Languages and the Arts at the University of Glasgow and Professor of Languages and Intercultural Studies. She was De Carle Fellow at Otago University 2019 – 2020, and Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Waikato University, Aotearoa New Zealand 2013-2016, Thinker in Residence at the EU Hawke Centre, University of South Australia in 2016 and Visiting Professor at Auckland University of Technology.

In 2019 Alison was awarded the Minerva Medal by the Royal Philosophical Society. She was Principal Investigator for AHRC Large Grant ‘Researching Multilingually at the Borders of Language, the body, law and the state’. She is now co-Director of the Global Challenge Research Fund South-South Migration Hub, MIDEQ and for the £2 Million Cultures of Sustainable Peace.

Alison is an academic, activist, published poet, regular broadcast and Chairs New Scots Refugee Integration partnership for Scottish Government. Her latest book is Decolonising Multilingualism: Struggles to Decreate (2019) with Multi-lingual Matters.

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