Language and Religion

in the Superdiverse City

The Superdivercity Project

Welcome to the homepage for the Language and Religion in the Superdiverse City project led by Stephen Pihlaja.

From 2021 to 2022, the project was funded through an AHRC-funded Leadership Fellowship (AH/V00980X/1) I led, researching the relationships between language use and religious identity in superdiverse contexts. The project was 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 project aimed to learn more about how language is used to describe the lived experiences of people in the city. I also worked with community members to co-produce a resource to help people talk productively about their faith.

The project continues as I continue to work with Citizens through Newman University and on the writing projects associated with the project and publicise the Infographic I developed with participants.

Read more about the project here!

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