I am Professor of Sociolinguistics in the Faculty of Social Sciences at University of Stirling.
I am Advanced Research Collaborative Distinguished Visiting Fellow, City University New York, 2019-2020.
My most recent research projects:
2014-2018. Co-Investigator. AHRC Large Grant: ‘Translation and Translanguaging: Investigating Linguistic and Cultural Transformations in Superdiverse Wards in Four UK Cities’. Award £1,973,527. This interdisciplinary research programme developed new understandings of multilingual interaction in cities in the UK, and communicated these to policy-makers and communities locally, nationally, and internationally.
2016-2018. Co-Investigator, AHRC / Global Challenges Research Fund. £184,732. Overcoming Barriers to University Education in South Africa. This project developed translanguaging as language policy in South African universities.
My publications include Voices of a City Market (with Angela Creese, 2019), The Routledge Handbook of Language and Superdiversity (with Angela Creese, 2018), Heteroglossia as Practice and Pedagogy (with Angela Creese, 2014), The Routledge Handbook of Multilingualism (with Marilyn Martin-Jones and Angela Creese, 2012), Multilingualism, A Critical Perspective (with Angela Creese, 2010).