School of Management & Languages
Intercultural Research Centre
Department of Languages and Intercultural Studies
Edinburgh EH14 4AS
Can the Immigrant Speak? Locating Migrant Voices in Glasgow City
My research is interested in migrant ‘voices’ – specifically the voices of Somali migrants (refugees, asylum seekers and settled migrants) in Glasgow. It observes and analyses ways in which Somali migrants have themselves ‘heard’ – both in their day-to-day lives amongst friends, family and the local community, in more formal settings – such as asylum interviews or legal meetings, and in the wider public sphere (political discourse, the press, public opinion). In doing so, I hope to build an impression of the everyday communicative lives of Glasgow Somalis as well as giving insight into what must be done to be heard in the Glaswegian, Scottish and UK public spheres.
Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Máiréad Nic Craith & Dr. Aikaterini Strani