Research and engagement
The Monash Intercultural Lab supports research related to the development of intercultural skills, intercultural mediation in translation and interpreting, and the socio-political implications of multilingual communication and intercultural communication. Scholars affiliated with the MIL have significant research expertise across the field of intercultural studies, including linguistics, translation and interpreting studies, transcultural competence, unconscious bias, and reading/translating across cultures.
The MIL also works to foster inclusion and build social cohesion in the communities in which the University operates. This includes improving accessibility and engagement for diverse student groups, engaging with diverse communities to develop the University’s educational approach and ICC curriculum, and fostering historical and cultural literacy as a means of building social cohesion.