Cultural Psychology, CUSP, Research in the School

Children bridging cultural worlds

Professor Sarah Crafter from the School writes about her recently published article on children who have to interpret and translate for their parents and peers.  A new article by Sarah Crafter and Humera Iqbal, The contact zone and dialogical positionalities in ‘non-normative’ childhoods: How children who language broker manage conflict, was drawn from data collected… Continue reading Children bridging cultural worlds

Cultural Psychology, Psychology, Research in the School

Empowering young interpreters across Europe

Sarah Crafter talks about a new collaborative project she is involved in “Empowering Young Language Brokers for Inclusion in Diversity” (EYLBID) coordinated by the MIRAS research group of Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. When children and young people migrate to a new country it may take them a little while to learn a new language. School… Continue reading Empowering young interpreters across Europe

Cultural Psychology, Social Psychology

Funding for Child Migrant Research

Dr Sarah Crafter from the Open University has been awarded just under £1 million from the ESRC to undertake a research project on the care of separated child migrants. Dr Crafter, who has been at the Open University since 2017 is a cultural-development psychology interested in how the experience of migration might impact on children… Continue reading Funding for Child Migrant Research

Cultural Psychology, CUSP, Social Psychology, Uncategorized

Experiences of child language brokers – a CuSP discussion

On 29 November, the Culture and Social Psychology (CuSP) Research Collaboration had a very lively meeting where we discussed our colleague Dr Sarah Crafter's recent draft paper (co-authored with Humera Iqbal of UCL) "Managing conflict during linguistic and cultural encounters: the role of children who language broker". The paper focuses on children born into immigrant… Continue reading Experiences of child language brokers – a CuSP discussion