Short CV/Education and training

  • 1990
    French and German BA (hons) Durham University

  • 1991 – 1992
    Universite Blaise Pascal, Clearmont Ferrand, France; Lectrice

  • 1995
    PhD University of Sheffield 'An investigation into South West German Naturtheater'

  • 1995
    Lecturer in Intercultural German Studies, University of Glasgow

  • 2000
    Senior Lecturer in German Studies

  • 2000
    Research Fellow, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA

  • 2001
    Director, Graduate School for Arts and Humanities, University of Glasgow

  • 2006
    Director, Graduate School for Education, University of Glasgow

  • 2010
    Co-Convener, Glasgow Refugee, Asylum and Migration (Research and Knowledge Exchange) Network, University of Glasgow

  • 2005 – 2010
    Visiting Researcher, Centro Studios Sociais, Coimbra, Portugal

  • 2007 – 2014
    Senior Policy Advisor, British Council, Intercultural Language Education

  • 2008 – 2013
    Advisor, World Council of Churches, International Ecumenical Peace Convocation

  • Since 2013
    Distinguished Visiting Professor, University of Waikato, Aotearoa New Zealand

Selected publications

  • Phipps, A., and Fassetta, G. (2015) A critical analysis of language policy in Scotland. European Journal of Language Policy, 7(1), pp. 5-28. (doi:10.3828/ejlp.2015.2)

  • Phipps, A. (2014) Scotland’s future, hospitality and social healing. Hospitality and Society, 4(2), pp. 179-192. (doi:10.1386/hosp.4.2.179_7)

  • Phipps, A. (2014) 'They are bombing now': 'Intercultural Dialogue' in times of conflict. Language and Intercultural Communication, 14(1), pp. 108-124. (doi:10.1080/14708477.2013.866127)

  • Phipps, A., and Kay, R. (2014) Languages in migratory settings: place, politics and aesthetics. Language and Intercultural Communication, 14(3), pp. 273-286. (doi:10.1080/14708477.2014.936228)

  • Phipps, A. (2013) Linguistic incompetence: giving an account of researching multilingually. International Journal of Applied Linguistics, 23(3), pp. 329-341. (doi:10.1111/ijal.12042)

  • Phipps, A. (2013) Intercultural ethics: questions of methods in language and intercultural communication. Language and Intercultural Communication, 13(1), pp. 10-26. (doi:10.1080/14708477.2012.748787)

  • Phipps, A. (2013) Unmoored: language pain, porosity, and poisonwood. Critical Multilingualism, 1(2), pp. 96-118.

  • Phipps, A. (2012) Voicing solidarity: linguistic hospitality and poststructuralism in the real world. Applied Linguistics, 33(5), pp. 582-602. (doi:10.1093/applin/ams054)

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • PI: Researching Multilingually at the Borders of Language, the Body, Law and the State

  • PI: AHRC SFC 'A Healthier Scotland'

  • Co-I: AHRC Law, Language and Silence

  • Co- I: AHRC Connected Communities Project Development Grant: Making Wellbeing and Social Justice

  • Co-I: AHRC: The Ethics of Social Justice

  • Co-I: Life Long Learning in Palestine

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member: Association of Social Anthropologists

  • Member: European Association of Social Anthropologists

  • Member and former Chair: International Association for Languages and Intercultural Communication.

Media coverage

  • I am an occasional writer for broadsheet media and regular contributor to BBC Scotland ethics and religion programmes as well as to news media.

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Soft Skills

  • Conflict transformation and mediation; capacity building, languages and language learning. Public speaking and chairing public events, especially in international settings. Regular policy advisor.

Other activities and achievements/family

  • Member of the Iona Community and former advisor to World Council of Churches, International Ecumenical Peace Convocation.


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