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Peer Relationships at School: New Perspectives on Migration and Diversity

Dr Emma Soye

In March 2024 Dr Emma Soye presented the findings of ethnographic research in two English secondary schools, one in East London and the other in Brighton & Hove. She considered the the shifting roles of migration status, language, ethnicity, religion, and precarity in young people’s peer relationships and how young people reproduce, but also subvert, reimagine, and even transform societal differences at school. 

Dr Emma Soye has conducted research on migration, displacement, and social cohesion for a number of academic institutions and non-governmental organisations. She is currently conducting ethnographic research on the ‘Multilingual Island: Sites of Translation and Encounter’ project at Queen’s University Belfast. Emma is Assistant Editor at the Centre for Global Education.