Current PhD Candidates

Details of PhD candidates currently being supervised by a member of the Core UNESCO RILA team.

Name
(linked to further information)

Start year / related projects

Thesis title

Supervisory team 

Selected Publications

Esa Aldegheri

2014

Not just pretty words: narrative media, forced migration, community education and integration in Scotland and Italy

Alison Phipps

Giovanna Fassetta 

(2020) The role of stories in the design of an online language course: ethical considerations on a cross-border collaboration between the U.K. and the Gaza Strip

Rasim Erdem Avsar

2019 

Queer Theatre as Political Intervention 

Francesca Stella
Alison Phipps
Stephen Greer

(2019) Playtext: And So My Face Became My Scar. In Collaborative Playwriting: Polyvocal Approaches from the EU Collective Plays Project 

Lucy Cathcart-Froden

2017

'A Language we all understand'? A practice-led exploration of the role of musical communication in (re)integration of people who have migrated and people who have offended

Alison Phipps
Fergus McNeil

 

Dobrochna Futro

2017

Translanguaging art: Investigation into multilingual practices of contemporary artists and their implications for language pedagogy

Elwira Grossman
Jennifer Farrar
Alison Phipps

(2021) Translingual arts-based practices for language learners, ELT Journal, Volume 75, Issue 1

Eva Hanna

2020

Higher Education Access for Asylum Seekers and Refugees

Alison Phipps
Lavinia Hirsu 

 

Elisabeth Samara

2018

Dramaturgy of Exile. Democracy, Justice and Exile in Modern Epic Theatre

Alison Phipps
Robert Davis

A Poetic Constitution for Scotland

Hannah Rose Thomas

2020

MIDEQ / ArtLab

Evaluating the human and social Impact of Art for migratory and marginalized people – An Intercultural, Multilingual Approach to Equity

Alison Phipps
Gameli Tordzro 

Exhibitions 

Hyab Yohannes

2018

UNESCO RILA PhD

The Plight of Eritrean Refugees in a Carceral Age

Alison Phipps
Fergus McNeil

(2021) Refugee Trafficking in A Carceral Age: A Case Study of the Sinai Trafficking, Journal of Human Trafficking
(2020) Commentary, Language and Intercultural Communication, 20:2, 213-217
(2018) 'Born rightless, die rightless', Right to Remain

Completed theses

Details of candidates previously supervised by a member of the Core UNESCO RILA team.

Name

Thesis title

Supervisory team 

Sarah Cox

Language Ecologies: Experiences of women involved in the process of separation and reunion and the impact on intergenerational language learning

Alison Phipps
Lavinia Hirsu 

Catrin Evans

 

The Arts of Integration: Scottish policies of refugee integration and the role of the creative and performing arts

Alison Phipps
Gareth Mulvey 

Helene Gron

Migration and Home/lessness: Playwriting in a Globalised World

Michael Bachmann
Graham Eatough
Alison Phipps

Maria Grazia Imperiale

Developing language education in the Gaza Strip: pedagogies of capability and resistance

Alison Phipps
Giovanna Fassetta

Anika Marschall

 

Performing Human Rights : Artistic Interventions into European Asylum

Michael Bachmann
Anselm Heinrich
Alison Phipps

Iman Sharif

Pedagogy in an Urban Syrian Refugee School in Turkey: approaches, perspectives, and performances

Michele Schweisfurth
Alison Phipps

Sarah Thomas

Making worlds with raven in rural Iceland: entangled memoir for the Anthropocene

David Borthwick

Alison Phipps

Gameli Tordzro

Story, Storying and Storytelling - A Reflection on Documentary Film, Music and Theatre as Creative Arts Research Practice

Alison Phipps
Andrew Smith

Naa Densua Tordzro

Fashion And Textile Education In The Learning Community

Alison Phipps
Tawona Sitholé

Two PhD candidates are working closely with the UNESCO RILA team