Language, citizenship and inclusion
This theme brings together scholars from a range of disciplines, including languages and linguistics, historical and cultural studies, social sciences, and creative arts, to research the centrality of multilingualism, intercultural literacy, migrants’ living heritage, and creative practices, in promoting social cohesion in multicultural countries. The research aims to foster more inclusive, dynamic and constructive narratives about the nation and its citizens, through the recognition of the multilingual and transcultural nature of contemporary societies. Scholars working on this theme privilege multidisciplinary approaches to research. They work closely with migrant communities to develop participatory projects that influence and inform public policies and initiatives on social inclusion and social cohesion, at local, national and transnational level.