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Silke Zschomler, Dr

Research Fellow at IOE, UCL's Faculty of Education and Society

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.

Silke Zschomler's contributions

‘Learning for All’

BERA is funding six new small grants in 2022/23 under the title “Learning for all”. These grants support projects which examine educational provision in its widest sense that seeks to provide...

Ongoing project