Dr Robert Gibb

  • Lecturer (Sociology)

Biography

I joined the University of Glasgow in 2004, after previously working at the University of Central Lancashire and being the Leach/Royal Anthropological Institute Fellow at the University of Edinburgh. 

I have an MA (Hons) degree in Social Anthropology and Sociology and a PhD in Social Anthropology, both from the University of Edinburgh. In my ESRC-funded doctoral research, an anthropological study of the French anti-racist association SOS-Racisme, I examined the relationship between party politics, anti-racism and republicanism in contemporary France. Since then, I have conducted anthropological research on refugee status determination procedures in France and Bulgaria, with a particular focus on questions of translation and interpretation. The research in France was part of an AHRC-funded project entitled 'The Conversion of Asylum Applicants' Narratives into Legal Discourses in the UK and France: A Comparative Study of Problems of Cultural Translation’, conducted in collaboration with Prof A. Good (School of Social and Political Studies, The University of Edinburgh). I carried out the research in Bulgaria as part of the AHRC-funded large research project ‘Researching Multilingually at the Borders of Language, the Body, Law and the State’.


Research interests

  • Asylum, Refugees and Migration (with a particular country focus on Bulgaria, Denmark and France)
  • The State
  • Language Learning and Multilingual Research
  • Contemporary Social Theory
  • Translation, Interpretation and Transcription

 


Publications

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Number of items: 24.

2019

Gibb, R., Tremlett, A. and Danero Iglesias, J. (Eds.) (2019) Learning and Using Languages in Ethnographic Research. Series: Researching multilingually. Multilingual Matters: Bristol. ISBN 9781788925914 (In Press)

Gibb, R. (2019) ‘Demystifying’ multilingual fieldwork: on the importance of documenting and reflecting on language learning in ethnographic research. In: Gibb, R., Tremlett, A. and Danero Iglesias, J. (eds.) Learning and Using Languages in Ethnographic Research. Series: Researching multilingually. Multilingual Matters: Bristol. ISBN 9781788925914 (In Press)

Gibb, R. , Tremlett, A. and Danero Iglesias, J. (2019) Conclusion. In: Gibb, R., Tremlett, A. and Danero Iglesias, J. (eds.) Learning and Using Languages in Ethnographic Research. Series: Researching multilingually. Multilingual Matters: Bristol. ISBN 9781788925914 (In Press)

Gibb, R. , Tremlett, A. and Danero Iglesias, J. (2019) Introduction. In: Gibb, R., Tremlett, A. and Danero Iglesias, J. (eds.) Learning and Using Languages in Ethnographic Research. Series: Researching multilingually. Multilingual Matters: Bristol. ISBN 9781788925914 (In Press)

Gibb, R. (2019) Communicative practices and contexts of interaction in the refugee status determination process in France. In: Gill, N. and Good, A. (eds.) Asylum Determination in Europe: Ethnographic Perspectives. Palgrave Macmillan: Basingstoke, Hampshire, pp. 155-174. ISBN 9783319947488 (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-94749-5_8)

2018

Gibb, R. and Danero Iglesias, J. (2018) Blurred vision? 'Superdiversity' as a lens in research on communication in border contexts. In: Creese, A. and Blackledge, A. (eds.) The Routledge Handbook of Language and Superdiversity. Series: Routledge handbooks in applied linguistics. Routledge, pp. 89-102. ISBN 9781138905092

2017

Gibb, R. and Danero Iglesias, J. (2017) Breaking the silence (again): on language learning and levels of fluency in ethnographic research. Sociological Review, 65(1), pp. 134-149. (doi:10.1111/1467-954X.12389)

2014

Gibb, R. (2014) Response to Sluis and Edwards, 'Rethinking combined departments'. Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 7(2), pp. 89-92. (doi:10.3167/latiss.2014.070206)

Gibb, R. and Good, A. (2014) Interpretation, translation and intercultural communication in refugee status determination procedures in the UK and France. Language and Intercultural Communication, 14(3), pp. 385-399. (doi:10.1080/14708477.2014.918314)

2013

Gibb, R. and Lambert, P. (2013) Studying Language and Society: Contemporary Developments at the Intersection of Sociology and Sociolinguistics. In: Jones, M. and Hornsby, D. (eds.) Language and Social Structure in Urban France. Legenda: Oxford. ISBN 978-1-907975-41-7

Gibb, R. and Good, A. (2013) Do the facts speak for themselves? Country of origin information in French and British refugee status determination procedures. International Journal of Refugee Law, 25(2), pp. 291-322. (doi:10.1093/ijrl/eet015)

2011

Gausset, Q., Kenrick, J. and Gibb, R. (2011) Indigeneity and autochthony: a couple of false twins? Social Anthropology, 19(2), pp. 135-142. (doi:10.1111/j.1469-8676.2011.00144.x)

Gausset, Q., Kenrick, J. and Gibb, R. (2011) Introduction: What place for indigenous people in modern states? Anthropological Notebooks, 17(2), pp. 5-9.

2008

Gibb, R. (2008) Origin myths, conspiracy theories and anti-racist mobilizations in France. In: Reed-Danahay, D. and Brettell, C. (eds.) Citizenship, Political Engagement, and Belonging: Immigrants in Europe and the United States. Rutgers University Press: New Brunswick, NJ, USA, pp. 144-161. ISBN 9780813543291

2007

Bazin, L., Gibb, R. and Selim, M. (2007) Identités Nationales d'Etat. Journal des Anthropologues (Hors-série) [Volume editors]. Journal des Anthropologues,

Bazin, L., Gibb, R. and Selim, M. (2007) Nationalisation et Etatisation des identités dans le monde contemporain. Journal des Anthropologues, pp. 7-35.

2006

Bazin, L., Gibb, R., Neveu, C. and Selim, M. (2006) The broken myth: Popular unrest and the 'republican model of integration' in France. Anthropology Today, 22(2), pp. 16-17. (doi:10.1111/j.1467-8322.2006.00424.x)

2004

Gibb, R. (2004) Seminar culture(s), rites of passage and the unmentionable in contemporary British social anthropology. In: Mills, D. and Harris, M. (eds.) Teaching Rites and Wrongs: Universities and the Making of Anthropologists. Series: Sociology, anthropology, politics (C-SAP) monograph series (2). C-SAP: Birmingham, UK, pp. 40-74.

2003

Gibb, R. (2003) Constructions et mutations de l'antiracisme en France. Journal des Anthropologues, 94-95, pp. 165-179.

Gibb, R. (2003) Anti-racism, citizenship and integration in contemporary France. In: Herrmann, P. (ed.) Between Politics and Sociology: Mapping Applied Social Studies. Series: Applied social sciences : recent developments, international and comparative perspectives. Nova Science: Hauppauge, NY, USA, pp. 77-97. ISBN 9781590335918

2001

Gibb, R. (2001) Toward an Anthropology of Social Movements. Journal des Anthropologues, 85-86, pp. 233-253.

Gibb, R. (2001) Leadership, political opportunities and organisational identity in the French anti-racist movement. In: Barker, C., Johnson, A. and Lavalette, M. (eds.) Leadership and Social Movements. Manchester University Press: Manchester, UK, pp. 60-76. ISBN 9780719059018

Gibb, R. and Mills, D. (2001) An interview with Adam Kuper. Social Anthropology, 9(2), pp. 207-216. (doi:10.1017/S0964028201000143)

Mills, D. and Gibb, R. (2001) 'Centre' and periphery - An interview with Paul Willis. Cultural Anthropology, 16(3), pp. 388-414.

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Number of items: 24.

Articles

Gibb, R. and Danero Iglesias, J. (2017) Breaking the silence (again): on language learning and levels of fluency in ethnographic research. Sociological Review, 65(1), pp. 134-149. (doi:10.1111/1467-954X.12389)

Gibb, R. (2014) Response to Sluis and Edwards, 'Rethinking combined departments'. Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 7(2), pp. 89-92. (doi:10.3167/latiss.2014.070206)

Gibb, R. and Good, A. (2014) Interpretation, translation and intercultural communication in refugee status determination procedures in the UK and France. Language and Intercultural Communication, 14(3), pp. 385-399. (doi:10.1080/14708477.2014.918314)

Gibb, R. and Good, A. (2013) Do the facts speak for themselves? Country of origin information in French and British refugee status determination procedures. International Journal of Refugee Law, 25(2), pp. 291-322. (doi:10.1093/ijrl/eet015)

Gausset, Q., Kenrick, J. and Gibb, R. (2011) Indigeneity and autochthony: a couple of false twins? Social Anthropology, 19(2), pp. 135-142. (doi:10.1111/j.1469-8676.2011.00144.x)

Gausset, Q., Kenrick, J. and Gibb, R. (2011) Introduction: What place for indigenous people in modern states? Anthropological Notebooks, 17(2), pp. 5-9.

Bazin, L., Gibb, R. and Selim, M. (2007) Identités Nationales d'Etat. Journal des Anthropologues (Hors-série) [Volume editors]. Journal des Anthropologues,

Bazin, L., Gibb, R. and Selim, M. (2007) Nationalisation et Etatisation des identités dans le monde contemporain. Journal des Anthropologues, pp. 7-35.

Bazin, L., Gibb, R., Neveu, C. and Selim, M. (2006) The broken myth: Popular unrest and the 'republican model of integration' in France. Anthropology Today, 22(2), pp. 16-17. (doi:10.1111/j.1467-8322.2006.00424.x)

Gibb, R. (2003) Constructions et mutations de l'antiracisme en France. Journal des Anthropologues, 94-95, pp. 165-179.

Gibb, R. (2001) Toward an Anthropology of Social Movements. Journal des Anthropologues, 85-86, pp. 233-253.

Gibb, R. and Mills, D. (2001) An interview with Adam Kuper. Social Anthropology, 9(2), pp. 207-216. (doi:10.1017/S0964028201000143)

Mills, D. and Gibb, R. (2001) 'Centre' and periphery - An interview with Paul Willis. Cultural Anthropology, 16(3), pp. 388-414.

Book Sections

Gibb, R. (2019) ‘Demystifying’ multilingual fieldwork: on the importance of documenting and reflecting on language learning in ethnographic research. In: Gibb, R., Tremlett, A. and Danero Iglesias, J. (eds.) Learning and Using Languages in Ethnographic Research. Series: Researching multilingually. Multilingual Matters: Bristol. ISBN 9781788925914 (In Press)

Gibb, R. , Tremlett, A. and Danero Iglesias, J. (2019) Conclusion. In: Gibb, R., Tremlett, A. and Danero Iglesias, J. (eds.) Learning and Using Languages in Ethnographic Research. Series: Researching multilingually. Multilingual Matters: Bristol. ISBN 9781788925914 (In Press)

Gibb, R. , Tremlett, A. and Danero Iglesias, J. (2019) Introduction. In: Gibb, R., Tremlett, A. and Danero Iglesias, J. (eds.) Learning and Using Languages in Ethnographic Research. Series: Researching multilingually. Multilingual Matters: Bristol. ISBN 9781788925914 (In Press)

Gibb, R. (2019) Communicative practices and contexts of interaction in the refugee status determination process in France. In: Gill, N. and Good, A. (eds.) Asylum Determination in Europe: Ethnographic Perspectives. Palgrave Macmillan: Basingstoke, Hampshire, pp. 155-174. ISBN 9783319947488 (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-94749-5_8)

Gibb, R. and Danero Iglesias, J. (2018) Blurred vision? 'Superdiversity' as a lens in research on communication in border contexts. In: Creese, A. and Blackledge, A. (eds.) The Routledge Handbook of Language and Superdiversity. Series: Routledge handbooks in applied linguistics. Routledge, pp. 89-102. ISBN 9781138905092

Gibb, R. and Lambert, P. (2013) Studying Language and Society: Contemporary Developments at the Intersection of Sociology and Sociolinguistics. In: Jones, M. and Hornsby, D. (eds.) Language and Social Structure in Urban France. Legenda: Oxford. ISBN 978-1-907975-41-7

Gibb, R. (2008) Origin myths, conspiracy theories and anti-racist mobilizations in France. In: Reed-Danahay, D. and Brettell, C. (eds.) Citizenship, Political Engagement, and Belonging: Immigrants in Europe and the United States. Rutgers University Press: New Brunswick, NJ, USA, pp. 144-161. ISBN 9780813543291

Gibb, R. (2004) Seminar culture(s), rites of passage and the unmentionable in contemporary British social anthropology. In: Mills, D. and Harris, M. (eds.) Teaching Rites and Wrongs: Universities and the Making of Anthropologists. Series: Sociology, anthropology, politics (C-SAP) monograph series (2). C-SAP: Birmingham, UK, pp. 40-74.

Gibb, R. (2003) Anti-racism, citizenship and integration in contemporary France. In: Herrmann, P. (ed.) Between Politics and Sociology: Mapping Applied Social Studies. Series: Applied social sciences : recent developments, international and comparative perspectives. Nova Science: Hauppauge, NY, USA, pp. 77-97. ISBN 9781590335918

Gibb, R. (2001) Leadership, political opportunities and organisational identity in the French anti-racist movement. In: Barker, C., Johnson, A. and Lavalette, M. (eds.) Leadership and Social Movements. Manchester University Press: Manchester, UK, pp. 60-76. ISBN 9780719059018

Edited Books

Gibb, R., Tremlett, A. and Danero Iglesias, J. (Eds.) (2019) Learning and Using Languages in Ethnographic Research. Series: Researching multilingually. Multilingual Matters: Bristol. ISBN 9781788925914 (In Press)

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Grants

Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Grants

  • 'Researching Multilingually at the Borders of Language, the Body, Law and the State' (with PI: Prof A. Phipps and Co-Is Ms Sarah Craig and Dr Ross White, University of Glasgow), Translating Cultures Large Grant award (£1,968,749), April 2014-March 2017. Press release.
  • 'The Conversion of Asylum Applicants' Narratives into Legal Discourses in the UK and France: A Comparative Study of Problems of Cultural Translation' (with Prof A. Good, School of Social and Political Studies, The University of Edinburgh), Large Research Grant, April 2007 - March 2009. Project webpage.
  • 'Language and Social Structure in Urban France' (Steering Group Member; Principal Investigator: Dr M. Jones, University of Cambridge), Research Network Grant, November 2009-October 2011. Network webpage.

British Academy Grants

  • 'Racism, Discrimination and Welfare-State Institutions in Denmark, France and the UK’, February 2007 - July 2008.
  • ‘Invisible Fences? Inter-Group Relations in a Multicultural Area of Copenhagen’, April 2006 (pilot study).

Supervision

Supervision Areas

  • Asylum, Refugees and Migration (with a particular country focus on Bulgaria, Denmark and France)
  • Contemporary Social Theory
  • Translation, Interpretation and Transcription

Current Research Students

Claire Allison

  • Thesis title: 'Viewing the former colonial "other" through the medium of French Bande Dessinée (BD)'. Funder: Self-funded. Co-supervisors: Profs. Andrew Smith and Laurence Grove.

Blair Biggar

  • Thesis title: 'Understanding "lived citizenship": A study of Roma in Scotland'. Funder: ESRC Studentship. Co-supervisor: Prof Rebecca Kay.

Sopio Davituri

  • Thesis title: 'Gender inequality and Women’s Negotiation of Public and Private Spaces in Contemporary Georgia'. Funder: CoSS Studentship. Co-supervisors: Dr Francesca Stella and Prof Rebecca Kay.

Solveiga Zibaite

  • Thesis title: '(Un)Earthing the Death Café Movement in the United Kingdom'. Funder: ESRC Studentship. Co-supervisor: Dr Naomi Richards.

 

Past Research Students

Elisabeth Badenhoop

  • Thesis title: 'The Transformation from "Immigrants" to "Citizens" – A Comparison of the Naturalisation Process in Britain and Germany Today'. Funder: ESRC Studentship. Start date: September 2011. Co-supervisor: Prof Satnam Virdee. (RG co-supervisor from August 2012.) Graduated in 2018.

Anna Beesley

  • Thesis title: ‘How do asylum seekers and refused asylum seekers negotiate risk when seeking ‘wellness’ in Scotland?’ Funder: ESRC Studentship. Start date: September 2012. Co-supervisors: Dr Lucy Pickering, Prof Alison Phipps. Graduated in 2018.   

Elpida Chlimintza

Katie Farrell

Taulant Guma

Teresa Piacentini

Anna Terje

  • Thesis title: ‘Swedish-speaking Finns: A Multi-Method Qualitative Study’. Start date: September 2011. Funder: University of Glasgow Scholarship. Co-supervisor: Dr Moya Flynn. Graduated in 2017.        

 


Teaching

Undergraduate

Postgraduate

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Member of University Academic Regulations Sub-Committee