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The Superdivercity Project

Welcome to the homepage for the AHRC-funded Leadership Fellowship entitled Language and Religion in the Superdiverse City (AH/V00980X/1) led by Stephen Pihlaja.

I am researching the relationships that exist between language use and religious identity in superdiverse contexts. The project is based in Birmingham and builds on existing collaborative partnerships between myself and Citizens UK, an alliance of civil society associations. Listening to community members and leaders in interviews and focus groups, the goal of the project is to learn more about how language is used to describe the lived experiences of people in the city. I am also working with community members to co-produce a resource to help people talk productively about their faith.

Read more about the project here!

And get in touch if you’d like to know more!