The Covid-19 Multilingualism and Migration (CV19MM) research project seeks to identify how refugees and migrants share information about Covid-19 across their networks, stay in touch during the worldwide lock downs and identify the languages used by refugees and their families to share information about the virus.
By using online technology, the study investigates how people draw on their existing linguistic resources, and are learning to use new resources, to understand the information they share on social media.
The CV19MM research project uses the Internet to carry out its fieldwork. This website is where our community researchers upload their data for processing and analysis.Equipping refugees and migrants with the skills to conduct research within their own community networks is a core aim of the project as is the generation of a database where refugees and migrants, and those who work with and for them, can understand information about COVID-19.
The Project has brought together the following partners to work together for the piloting of participatory research methodologies for refugees, to equip them to conduct refugee-related research;
- Council for At-risk Academics (CARA)
- Mosaik (Jordan)
- Reading Refugee Support Group [RRSG] (UK), and
- Simon Bolivar University (Venezuela)