Project collaborations

This project aims to make an impact at the highest levels of politics and strategy, and to have relevance for the lives of groups and individuals in local communities. Our approach to impact works through synthesis of theory and practice, and is informed by engaged scholarship and co-creation of knowledge. This approach relies on collaboration with networks of user communities, and involves research participants at all stages of the research. Project impact will be achieved through working closely with local, national and international networks of organisations whose user groups will benefit from outcomes of the research and significant economic and societal gains will be earned from the production of new knowledge flowing from these partnerships.

The formal partnerships will be the key means of ensuring the visibility and impact of the research. They will collaborate in the research planning and analysis throughout the project and contribute to showcase events where they will work in partnership with national and international academic researchers within and beyond the Translating Cultures programme, engaging in analysis and discussion of emergent themes and outcomes.

The research team will be working closely with the following partner organisations and research centres and institutes  to help disseminate the research. 

Partner organisations


    Birmingham museums & Art Gallery 



Birmingham Museums Trust  
Birmingham Museums is responsible for governing and managing the museum sites and collections owned by Birmingham City Council. It focuses on sustaining and developing key partnerships within the city and beyond, in order to deliver high quality, audience - focused museum services.

  Business in the Community




Business in the Community  
Business in the Community stands for responsible business. We are a unique business movement committed to building resilient communities, diverse workplaces and a more sustainable future.

  Law Centres Network



Law Centres Network  
Law Centres Network is the national membership body of Law Centres, which are not-for-profit legal practices working with some of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged people in society. LCN is the national voice of Law Centres and their clients and communities, representing them at all levels of government and in other national forums.

  Library of Birmingham







The Library of Birmingham
This new library will re define the purpose of libraries in the 21st century, by creating a world-class library that is highly responsive to need in a rapidly changing world.

  Migrants' rights network  

Migrants' Rights Network
This network is a national NGO working and campaigning in support of migrants in the UK. MRN brings  together migrant support organizations, academics, and public sector representatives to advocate for a rights - based approach towards migration in the UK. MRN provides the secretariat for the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Migration.

  sporting Equals  

Sporting Equals
Sporting Equals is the only national organisation working to increase ethnic diversity across sport and physical activity. SE has partnership agreements and affiliations with the leading sports governing bodies, and strong links with NHS agencies addressing health inequalities in society.

Research Centres and Institutes

  University of Tilburg      

The Babylon Center for the Study of Superdiversity     
This centre, based in Tilburg University, focuses on the study of linguistic, cultural and religious diversity, as characteristics of the multicultural society. It focuses on interdisciplinary and collective research efforts, in an attempt to explore the limits of current disciplinary frameworks.


The Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS)    
IRiS is based in the University of Birmingham and it works to advance and promote the University’s expertise in the emerging field of superdiversity. They are the first institute in the UK and one of the first globally to focus on superdiversity.

  Max Planck Institute




Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity
The Institute is primarily concerned with research into various forms of diversity. Through wide-ranging empirical studies and by developing theoretical concepts, this Göttingen-based Institute seeks to broaden our understanding of issues of human coexistence.


The MOSAIC Centre for Research on Multilingualism   
MOSAIC is a research centre based in the University of Birmingham for the development of new, interdisciplinary lines of enquiry related to bilingualism/multilingualism, multilingual literacy, bilingual education, second language learning and contemporary discourses about linguistic and cultural diversity.

    University of Oslo  

Centre for Multilingualism in Society Across the Lifespan  (MultiLing)
Today’s global mobility and technological advancements lead to increased cultural and linguistic flows and exchanges. MultiLing, which is based in the University of Oslo, will generate state-of-the-art scientific knowledge on the linguistic consequences of