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Dr Silke Zschomler
Thomas Coram Research Unit
27-28 Woburn Square
London
WC1H 0AA
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Appointment
  • Research Fellow
  • IOE - Social Research Institute
  • UCL Institute of Education
  • Research Assistant (RES WELL)
  • Institute for Global Health
  • Faculty of Pop Health Sciences
Biography

I am a Research Fellow in the Social Research Institute and Institute for Global Health. I joined UCL in October 2021 for my ESRC Postdoctoral Fellowship ‘From ‘language learning as the key to integration’ to ‘language learning for enriching solidarities in diversity’’ after completing my MPhil and AHRC-funded PhD at the University of Cambridge. I currently hold a BERA Small Grants Award 'Learning for All?'. 


Research Summary

As a social scientist with a multidisciplinary background, I am interested in the lived experience of migrants and those seeking sanctuary and refuge. My research is situated at the nexus of migration and displacement, inequality, urban multiculture and diversity, language/language learning and the in- and exclusionary mechanisms of ‘integration’ processes. My work explores emergent alternative, innovative and dynamic forms of solidarity across difference – particularly in the context of the global city and postcolonial migrant metropolis.  


My current research includes:


I am part of the international research network FORUM (Forced Migrants from Ukraine in Transnational Europe: between Personal Agency, Civil Society and the State)

Teaching Summary
2021-22 London Lab (Seminar Lead, Guest Lecturer)
Appointments
01-OCT-2021 – 30-SEP-2022 ESRC Postdoctoral Fellow Social Research Institute UCL, United Kingdom
Academic Background
  BA Hons    
  PhD    
  M.Phil    
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