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Dr. Michele GAZZOLA
Ulster University
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Current position

Since 11/2018, Lecturer in Public Policy and Administration, School of Applied Social and Policy Sciences, Ulster University.

Education

2011/2007, Université de Genève. PhD in Multilingual Communication Management, Faculty of Translation and Interpreting. Title of the thesis: “The economic evaluation of efficiency and fairness in the management of multilingual communication: The case of patent offices” (Director: Prof. François Grin, University of Geneva; Co-director: Prof. François Vaillancourt, Uni-versity of Montreal). Final mark: Summa cum laude. Date of award: 19 September 2011.

2006/2005, University of York. Master of Science (MSc) in Economics. Date of award: 12 July 2007.

2002, Sciences Po, Paris, France. Exchange student.

2003/1998, Università Commerciale “L. Bocconi”, Milan. Laurea in Economia delle amministrazioni pubbliche e delle istituzioni internazionali. (BA [4 years] in Public administration and international institutions management). Final mark: 110/110 summa cum laude. Date of award: 23 April 2003.

Work experience

08/2018-05/2015, Research fellow, project MIME (Mobility and Inclusion in a Multilingual Europe, 7° Framework Programme of the EU for research and technological development). Research group “Economics and Language”, Faculty of Human and Social Sciences, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (05/2015-05/2018), and Department of English Studies, University of Leipzig (05-08/2018).

08/2018-02/2016, Teaching fellow, Università della Svizzera italiana, Faculty of Communication Sciences, Lugano.

01/2018-05/2015, Research fellow, Institute for ethnic studies (Inštitut za narodnostna vprašanja), Ljubljana.

04/2015-11/2011, Research fellow, Project LAPO („Language Policy and Linguistic Justice in the European Union“), Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship (European Commision) and Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF). Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.

09/2011-10/2006, Research assistant, research group “Economics-Languages-Training”, Faculty of translation and interpreting (FTI), University of Geneva.

09/2005-11/2003, Research and teaching assistant, research group “Economics-Languages-Training”, Faculty of translation and interpreting (FTI), University of Geneva.

05/2003-02/2003, Internship — European Commission, Representation in Milan.

Research projects

08/2018-05/2015, Member of the European research project, MIME “Mobility and Inclusion in Multilingual Europe” (7th Framework Programme of the European Union, budget €5 million). Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Supervisor: Prof. Bengt-Arne Wickström. University of Leipzig. Supervisor: Sabine Fiedler.

04/2015-11/2011, Director of the project “Language policy and linguistic justice in the EU” (“Bourse pour chercheur débutant”, Swiss National Science Foundation, and “Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship”, Research Executive Agency, European Commission). Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.

09/2014-10/2013, Director of the pilot project “Towards an index of linguistic justice” (Esperantic Studies Foundation - ESF). Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.

09/2011-10/2006, Member of the European research project, DYLAN “Language Dynamics and Management of Diversity” (6th Framework Programme of the European Union, budget €5 million). University of Geneva. Supervisor: Prof. François Grin.

External expert / Advisor 

Since 2016, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona, Spain. International research project "Ocupaciones y lenguaje".

09/2016, Swiss Confederation, Bern. Report on the Swiss federal policy on multilingualism.

05/2016, European Parliament, Brussels. Report on the costs and the benefits of the European strategy for multilingualism.

04/2016, IPRASE (Istituto provinciale per la ricerca e la sperimentazione educativa – Institute for Research and Innovation in Education), Province of Trento (Italy), Report on the economic value of languages in the labour market.

05/2015, University of Florence. Project PRIN 2010/11 “La lingua come fattore di integrazione sociale e politica”.

11/2006 06/2006, European Centre for Minority Issues (ECMI), Flensburg, Germany. European project “The Aspect of Culture in the Social Inclusion of Ethnic Minorities: Assessing the Cultural Policies of Six Member States of the European Union”.

Other academic qualifications

2015, « Qualification », in Economics “05-Sciences économiques”, and in Linguistics “07-Sciences du langage: linguistique et phonétique générales”, French Ministry of Research and Education (Conseil National des Universités).

Training

2017, Technische Universität Berlin. ModuleTreatment Effect Analysis (Empirische Kausalanalyse), Faculty of Economics and Management. Auditor.

2014, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Training in project management. “Workshop zur Drittmittelabwicklung”, 1 December; “Grundlagen zur Abwicklung von Drittmittelprojekten an der HU“, 18 November; “Beantragung und Führung von Drittmittelprojekten an der HU“, 10 February. Abteilung für Personal und Personalentwicklung – Berufliche Weiterbildung.

2014, University of Cambridge (17-19 September). Microeconometrics using Stata: Nonlinear Models, Summer School, Timberlake Consultants.

2014, Council for the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings, Lindau, Germany (19-23 August). 5th Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences.

2014, Universidad Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona (7-11 July). Quantitative Methods for Public Policy Evaluation, Barcelona GSE Summer School in Microeconometrics.

2010, Universität Wien (22-24 September). Second doctoral school of the DYLAN project “Language Dynamics and Management of Diversity” (6th Framework Programme). Topics: “Incentives of language behaviour”, “Models of language dynamics” “Socio-psychological dimensions of individual multilingualism”.

2009, Glasgow Caledonian University (18-20 November). Postgraduate Forum of the DYLAN project. Topic: “Discourse Analysis”.

2009, Univerzita Karlova v Praze (Charles University in Prague) (22-27 June). Doctoral School of the LINEE Training Institute (Languages In a Network of European Excellence). Topics: “Language policy and language planning”, “Language and economy”.

2008, Scuola Superiore di Studi Umanistici – Università di Bologna (23-28 June). Doctoral School on “Cultural Diversity”. Director: Prof. Umberto Eco.

2008, École Normale Supérieure (Lettres et sciences humaines), Lyon (14-16 April). First doctoral school of the DYLAN project. Topics: “Researching Multilingualism and Linguistic Diversi-ty in Europe".

2007, Université de Genève. Individual module (BA level) in Contemporary Political Philosophy, Department of Economic and Social Sciences. Auditor. Final note 6/6.

Teaching

  • Modules and seminars

Since 2018, Ulster University, School of Applied Social and Policy Sciences, Contemporary Issues in Public Policy, Master of Public Administration.

2016-2018, Università della Svizzera italiana, Lugano. Department of Communication Sciences, Gestione istituzionale della diversità linguistica e culturale (“Institutional management of linguistic and cultural diversity”).

2012-2013, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, School of Business and Economics. Seminar Ökonomie und Sprache (economics and language), with Prof. Bengt-Arne Wickström and Prof. Jürgen van Buer.

2003-2005, Université de Genève, Faculty of translation and interpreting (FTI), teaching assistant in macroeconomics, microeconomics, introduction to international trade, introduction to money and finance.

  • Doctoral schools and intensive training

09/2018, University of Udine-NPLD (Network to Promote Linguistic Diversity). Summer School “Planning and Evaluation of Language Policies”, Udine, 13-15 September.

07/2018, University for Foreigners of Siena. Summer School “Language Policy and Language Planning: education, languages and migrations”, Siena, 23-27 July.


12/2017, University of Zagreb. Doctoral School of the project MIME (Mobility and Inclusion in Multilingual Europe), “Language Policy Design, Analysis and Evaluation”, 5–7 December.

08/2017, Universidad de Costa Rica, San José, Summer School on “Linguistic Policy, Linguistic Planning and Evaluation”, 31 July – 3 August.

08/2015, The University of Chicago Center in Paris, Summer School on “Economy and Language”, 10-21 August.

03/2015, Universidad de Costa Rica, San José, Programa de posgrado en lingüistica, “The economics of languages”, 23-27 March.

2013, University for Foreigners in Siena, “Master Interuniversitario in progettazione e gestione dei processi partecipativi”, 6 April.

2007-2010, University of Geneva, « Geneva International Students’ Programme » (GISP).

  • Individual lessons as guest instructor

University of Turin, University of Modena e Reggio Emilia, University of Trento, University of Leipzig, Catholic University of the Sacred Hearth Milan, University of Sannio, University of Geneva, University of Padua, University of Udine, University of Strasbourg.

Scholarships, grants and prizes

  • Research grants and prizes

2018, Project “Institutional bilingualism in the ethnically mixed areas in Slovenia: evaluation of bilingualism bonus programme” (2018-2021), ARRS - Javna agencija za raziskovalno dejavnost Republike Slovenije (Slovenian Research Agency), with Sonja Novak Lukanovič (EUR 250,000).

2018, Post-doc research grant, DAAD - Forschungsstipendien für promovierte Nachwuchswissenschaftler (Postdoc-Programm) – Kurzstipendien (EUR 10,000).


2016, Research grant, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada (CND 10,000).

2013, Post-doc research grant, Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship, Executive Agency for Research (REA), European Commission (EUR 162,000).

2013, Research grant, Esperantic Studies Foundation (USD 3,000).

2011, Post-doc research grant, Swiss National Foundation for Scientific Research (CHF 61,500).

2011, Post-doc research grant, DAAD-Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst - German Academic Exchange Service. (EUR 10,685). Declined

2004, Best dissertation. International competition prize for studies and research on multilingualism. Provincia Autonoma di Bolzano, Italy (EUR 2,500).

  • Scholarships and other forms of financial support (< EUR 6,000)

Esperantic Studies Foundation, Center for Applied Statistics and Economcis (CASE) – Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Gesellschaft (WWG) - Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Swiss Academy of Humanities and Social Sciences, Fondation Ernst et Lucie Schmidheiny, Société académique de Genève, Fondazione Enasarco, Fon-dation Barbour.

Organisation of conferences

2018     Short colloquium “Advances in the economics of multilingualism and their role in multilingualism studies” (with François Grin, Bengt-Arne Wickström and Robert Dunbar), 22nd Sociolinguistics Symposium in Auckland, New Zealand, 27-30 June.

2017, Colloquium
Language skills for economic and social inclusion (with Bengt-Arne Wickström and Torsten Templin), Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, 12-13 October.
 
2017, Summer School Linguistic Policy, Linguistic Planning and Evaluation (with Dr. Jorge Antonio Leoni de León), Universidad de Costa Rica, 31 July– 3 August.
 
2017, Symposium Language Policy and Planning in Multilingual Organisations: Exploring Language Regimes (with Lisa McEntee-Atalianis), Birkbeck University of London, 13 July.
 
2015, Colloquium Economics, Linguistic Justice and Language Policy (with Bengt-Arne Wickström and Torsten Templin), Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, 2-3 March.
 
2013, Colloquium The Economics of Language Policy (with Bengt-Arne Wickström), Venice International University, Italy, 26-27 July. Venice Summer Institute – CESifo Group Munich.
 
2006, Colloquium Diritti linguistici, apprendimento delle lingue ed educazione per tutti, Università di Parma, Italy, 27 July.  Internacia Ligo de Esperantistaj Instruistoj (ILEI).

Editorial committees

Editor of the international academic journal Language Problems & Language Planning (Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins).

Associate member of A’dam Multiling working paper series.

Scientific committees

Member of the scientific board of the Centre for Research and Documentation on World Language Problems (CED).

Member of the scientific committee for the following conferences: (i) “Multilinguismo. Linguaggio, potere, conoscenza”, Università degli Studi di Milano, 2011; (ii) “Second DYLAN Doctoral School”, Universität Wien, Austria, 2010; (iii) Évaluer les politiques lin-guistiques : Quels objectifs, critères, indicateurs ? 10èmes Journées des Droits Linguistiques - JDL 2016 Colloque international – University of Teramo, Italy, 14-16 December 2016.

Member of the board of examiners of PhD defences (“Promotionkomission”) at Humbold-Universität zu Berlin. 01/2015. PhD defense of Ms Regina Kühne; 12/2013. PhD defense of Ms Nannette Schliebner; 10/2013. PhD defense of Ms Eva-Maria Heberer.

Membership in scientific and professional organisations

Affiliated member: Research group “Economics-Languages-Training” (University of Geneva) and Center for Applied Statistics and Economics, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Member or ex-member: International Political Science Association, Italian Linguistic Society, and the AILA [Association Internationale de Linguistique Appliquée] network of Language Policy, Italian Evaluation Society, Gesellschaft für Interlinguistik (GIL), European Association of Law & Economics, Italian Society of Law & Economics, Italian political science society, Akademio Internacia de la Sciencoj of San Marino (AIS).

Refereeing and reviews

Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research; Dutch Research Council of Dutch Council for the Humanities; Applied Linguistics; European Union Politics; Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies; Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development; Journal of Multicultural Discourses; Journal on Ethnopolitics and Minority Issues in Europe (JEMIE); Language and Education; Language, Culture and Curriculum; Language Problems & Language Planning; Parallèles; Revue française des affaires sociales; Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research; Sociolinguistica; Language policy; Open Linguistics; Journal of Diversity and Gender Studies; Meta: Journal des traducteurs / Translators' Journal.

Language skills 

Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Understand (listen/read)—speak—write  

Italian:                native speaker
English:              C2—C1—C1
French:               C2—C2—C2
German:             C1—C1—C1 (Goethe-Zertifikat C1, 2014)
Esperanto:          B2—B2—B2
Spanish:             B1—A2—A1

Computer skills 

MS Windows and Office. Econometrics packages: Stata.

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