Andrea Sunyol i Garcia-Moreno

University College London

Andrea Sunyol is a Lecturer in Applied linguistics and Postdoctoral Fellow at UCL's Institute of Education. Her research is centered around the study of multilingualism and social inequality in Education. She explores the role of language in the educational strategies and practices of dominant social classes, by asking questions like how does language operate as a mechanism of distinction, or how it contributes to widen inequalities. Her doctoral research looked into how internationality was being socially constructed in elite schools. Andrea works on international research projects on language immersion and family language policy, and she often shares her work at research conferences in Sociolinguistics and Applied Linguistics. Her work has appeared in books published by Routledge (Interrogating the Capitalization of Language; Language, Governmentality and Neoliberalism). She has also published peer-reviewed journals such as the Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development (2019), Treballs de Sociolingüística Catalana (2017, 2019, 2021), or the Journal of Language and Law (2021). Before joining the UCL’s IoE, Andrea taught at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, the University of Southampton and the University of Edinburgh. Together with Peter Browning, she has recently launched the Encounters Podcast, where they curate conversations on Language, Education and Inequality with researchers, teachers, policy makers, artists,… 

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