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Durham University

School of Education

Research Projects

Ms Anna Gruszczyńska

Research Student in the School of Education

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Anna is a NINE DTP ESRC-funded PhD student in sociology of education. Before beginning her studies at Durham in October 2018, she graduated with a BA in Geography (2014-2017) and an MPhil in Education, Globalisation, and International Development (2017-2018) from the University of Cambridge. 

Anna’s doctoral research “Language education for migrants: negotiating linguistic cultural capital in the UK’s changing political climate” investigates how the value of minority languages is determined and perceived in response to the changing migration discourse in the UK. In this project, she explores the social processes and practices that operate at a number of socio-spatial scales to shape migrants’ experiences of mobility and resettlement and influence their perceptions of their linguistic cultural capital. The ultimate aim of this study is to provide practical and context-specific recommendations for establishing more inclusive classroom practices in linguistically diverse settings.

In 2016, Anna founded Cambridge cLASs, a scholarship competition for high school students organised in cooperation with an international school in Switzerland. Currently, she is running the third edition of this project.

Research Groups

Research Interests

  • Migration, heritage, and language
  • Cultural and social integration
  • Intercultural and multilingual education
  • Language as cultural capital
  • Globalisation, postnationalism, and transnationalism
  • Role of parents in education


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