Language(s), Interculturality and Literacies

Our Hub focuses on the nature and roles of language learning, language in learning and language use in diverse educational contexts. It brings together a broad range of fields into three key groupings: Language(s), Interculturality and Literacies.

Welcome to the Language(s), Interculturality and Literacies Research Hub. We seek to build a vibrant, inclusive community of researchers to share experiences, challenge our thinking and support ourselves and others in our work. 

Our responsibility as researchers is to encompass the dynamic of shifting and overlapping linguistic epistemologies which shape the lives of human beings in diverse ways.

Using an intersecting lens in the domain of language education, our purpose is to ask broader critical questions within a socially oriented transdisciplinary framework to contribute to global understanding - ‘what if’ thinking, posing disruptive questions, generating mindsets open to critical enquiry.

Seeing Language Education as a holistic phenomenon suggests not only taking account of social contexts, but also complex, embodied social processes underpinned by broader pedagogic theories with a focus on action and transformation. 

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Leadership team

Dr Florence Bonacina-Pugh, Hub Co-lead on PGR applications

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Dr Madeleine Campbell, Hub Co-Lead and Hub Ethics Lead

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Professor Do Coyle, Hub Co-lead

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Janet de Vigne, Hub Co-lead and Hub Internal communications

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Research students

Find out about our current students' research via the link below.

Our student community

Interested in applying to study with us?

Find information about our programmes, finding a supervisor, writing a research proposal, and applying for PGR study at Moray House School of Education and Sport on our Postgraduate Research pages. You may also email Florence Bonacina-Pugh with any questions.

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How to apply for postgraduate research 

Towards Intersectionality in Language Teacher Education (TILTED) Research Group

The TILTED Research Group includes research and teaching staff from Moray House School of Education and Sport as well as international researchers. We are brought together by our interest in ensuring that (future) language teachers develop professional knowledge around the different ways in which one’s identity is constructed, and how those ways may create sites of privilege and marginalisation. We believe that embedding an intersectionality perspective in the language teacher education curriculum could be a powerful and sustainable way of supporting teachers and creating inclusive practices.

TILTED Research Group 

TILTED members

TILTED research