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, 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

Psychology, Social Psychology

Migrant kids: Sarah Crafter conference presentation

Professor Gail Kinman has written a  conference review piece for The Psychologist about the recent presentation Sarah Crafter gave at the BPS Annual Conference. We are experiencing an unprecedented migration crisis, with many millions of people leaving their homes to seek refuge from violent conflicts, natural disasters and human rights violations. Even when they arrive… Continue reading Migrant kids: Sarah Crafter conference presentation

Counselling, Psychology, Social Psychology

Children’s language brokering across places and spaces

By Sarah Crafter, first published as part of the Year of #Mygration OU series. "Samir was 13 years old when I first met him. He had arrived in the UK from Afghanistan some years earlier. He was reluctant to talk in class about his home language, as some of the other pupils would call him a… Continue reading Children’s language brokering across places and spaces

Counselling, Psychology, Social Psychology

Being a young interpreter

Sarah Crafter recently wrote a post with Humera Iqbal about being a young interpreter for the Migration Museum Project. We've reproduced the post here. To read the project's full series on the experience of running workshops with young people and schoolchildren, check out their website. ‘When I was small and I moved in Milan, I used… Continue reading Being a young interpreter