Dobrochna Futro

I am an AHRC-funded doctoral researcher at the University of Glasgow. I work on an interdisciplinary thesis entitled Translanguaging art: Multilingual practices of contemporary artists and their implications for language pedagogy, in which I explore the possibility to use insight gained from researching how contemporary art engages with multilingualism to design new approaches to language learning and develop resources for teaching Polish language in Scottish primary schools. I have recently co-organised (together with Marta Nitecka Barche and Deirdre MacKenna) an SGSAH funded workshop On the Border of Art and Language Teaching in the Multilingual World,  I am also involved in the work of the Bilingualism Matters at the University of Edinburgh. Before coming to Glasgow I completed an MA in Polish Philology at Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland and an MA in History of Art at UCL, London, UK and for several years worked in the visual art sector.