Dr Diana Camps is Research Fellow in Social Rights on a human rights project that examines the accountability gap in access to justice for social rights in each of the UK’s jurisdictions. The project 'Access to justice for social rights: Addressing the accountability gap' is led by Principal Investigator Dr Katie Boyle, Associate Professor in International Human Rights law, and is funded by the Nuffield Foundation (£338,000.00).
Prior to joining Stirling, Dr Camps was Doctoral Research Fellow at the Center for Multilingualism in Society across the Lifespan (MultiLing), a Centre of Excellence at the University of Oslo. Here she completed a PhD in Sociolinguistics. Her work directed attention to policies and actions that frame contemporary language revitalisation and protection movements within a European framework. These language revival movements, in their efforts to secure linguistic and cultural rights for minoritised groups, are deeply embedded within broader initiatives for human rights under UN and EU legislation. She conducted a multi-scalar analysis which examined pivotal policy documents and practices across different levels of social structure and time.
Dr Camps also holds an MA in Teaching English as a Second Language (MA-TESL). Inspired by her work with a large NGO in refugee resettlement, she conducted an analysis of US refugee policy. She illustrated that the ways in which refugees and the role of language in integration were portrayed in policies in the US had a direct and constraining impact on the provision of English language education for refugee adults, and consequently their social mobility.
Dr Camps' research maintains a central focus on social justice, how policy discourses are transformed through social action and their role in shaping contemporary programs, practices and law. She currently heads up the qualitative strand of the Nuffield project.
PhD Completion Grant University of Oslo
https://www.hf.uio.no/…jects/standards/ Awarded a completion grant (1 year), comprising 50% research activities and 50% teaching and pedagogical training, Center for Multilingualism in Society across the Lifespan (MultiLing), University of Oslo, Norway
Camps DMJ (2018) Legitimating Limburgish: The reproduction of heritage. In: Lane P, Costa J & De Korne H (eds.) Standardizing Minority Languages: Competing Ideologies of Authority and Authenticity in the Global Periphery. Routledge Critical Studies in Multilingualism, 13. New York: Routledge, pp. 66-83. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315647722
Camps DMJ (2015) Restraining English Instruction for Refugee Adults in the United States. In: Feuerherm EM & Ramanathan V (eds.) Refugee Resettlement in the United States: Language, Policy, Pedagogy. Bristol: Multilingual Matters, pp. 54-72. http://www.multilingual-matters.com/display.asp?k=9781783094578