Silke Zschomler is a Research Fellow in the Social Research Institute at University College London (UCL IOE). As a social scientist with a multidisciplinary background, she is interested in the lived experience of migrants and those seeking sanctuary and refuge – particularly in the context of the global city and postcolonial migrant metropolis. Silke’s 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. She has examined the potential to re-imagine migrant language education and to leverage migrant language educational spaces as a catalyst for a supportive sociality and alternative, innovative and dynamic forms of solidarity across difference from the bottom up. From a methodological perspective, her work is committed to and centred around ethnography, participatory and collaborative approaches, and the coproduction of knowledge.