CREAM’s Julie Marsh is part of the new publication, Negotiating Identities, Language and Migration in Global London: Bridging Borders, Creating Spaces (Multilingual Matters, 2024).

This book explores the transnational practices of migrant groups in global London, illustrating the complex relations between migrants and the city in the context of globalisation. The chapters offer a starting point to examine migrants and the city from a comparative perspective by bringing together case studies of diverse migrant communities. They use ‘languaging’ as the central concept in the development of an interdisciplinary framework that creates an opportunity to ‘talk across disciplines’ to engage with key issues crisscrossing migration, cities and language. The book promotes ‘language-based’ or ‘language-sensitive’ research, drawing on the plurilingual repertoires and the language and translanguaging practices of migrant communities as the tool for data collection and ethnographic fieldwork. This approach generates fresh insights into the complex issues of diasporic identities, belonging and place-making, which have broad implications for migration studies in post-Brexit Britain and beyond.

Contributors: Susan L.T. Ashley, Alison Barnes, Lucia Brandi, Umit Cetin, Saskia Huc-Hepher, Celia Jenkins, Denise Kwan, Terry Lamb, Fabrice Lyczba, Xiao Ma, Julie Marsh, Benedetta Morsiani, Ailsa Peate, Giulia Pepe and Cangbai Wang.

Book Launch on Friday 9 February 2024

Fyvie Hall, University of Westminster, 309 Regent Street, London W1B 2HW, 5:30-7:30pm

HOMELandS (Hub On Migration, Exile, Languages and Spaces) at the University of Westminster cordially invites you to join us in celebrating the launch of the book Negotiating Identities, Language and Migration in Global London: Bridging Borders, Creating Spaces which is co-edited by Cangbai Wang and Terry Lamb and with a foreword by Andrew Linn

The event will begin with a panel discussion chaired by Prof. Gerda Wielander (Westminster). Jacqueline Broadhead (Oxford) and Professor Umut Erel (The Open University) will have a conversation with the book editors Dr. Cangbai Wang (Westminster) and Professor Terry Lamb (Westminster) and share their views on interdisciplinary research into migration, languages and cities in the UK and beyond with contributors and the audience.

This will be followed by a wine reception.

This is an in-person, free event, but booking is required.