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Dr Victoria Odeniyi

Research Fellow UAL Decolonising Arts Institute
University of the Arts London
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Victoria  Odeniyi


Victoria Odeniyi is a UAL Decolonising Arts Institute Research Fellow.
She leads the institutional research project Reimagining Conversations with Multilingual Students. The project seeks to raise awareness of the educational and creative potential of language use. The focus on language provides an opportunity to increase the visibility of linguistic diversity at UAL originating from its London context and position as a global higher education institution. From this perspective, English language use around the world does not exist independently from its communicative context or colonial past. Victoria works closely with colleagues from the University’s Teaching and Learning Exchange and supports the Decolonising Art Education Secondment scheme. Research and professional interests include the role of language in the construction of difference, educational inequality and institutionalised knowledge production.

Other projects – present:
Editorial Board Member of the In Other Words Dictionary Project - A Contextualized Dictionary to Problematize Otherness.

Other projects – past:
Previous institutional research includes the Developing Educator’ project, Queen Mary University of London and the ‘Reading Peer Review project, Birkbeck, University of London.

British Association of Applied Linguistics
British Educational Research Association
Affiliated member of UCL’s International Centre for Intercultural Studies

Odeniyi, V. & Lazar, G. (Guest Editors).(2023). Decolonising the university and the role of linguistic diversity, Decolonial Subversions Special Issue.

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