Professor Eve Haque awarded Distinguished Visiting Fellowship at CUNY

A photo of an open book on a table
A photo of an open book on a table

York University Associate Professor Eve Haque has been awarded a Distinguished Visiting Fellowship at the Graduate School of the City University of New York’s (CUNY’s) Advanced Research Collaborative (ARC) for the Fall 2019 term.

Haque is an associate professor in the Department of Languages, Literatures & Linguistics in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies. Her research and teaching interests include multiculturalism, white settler colonialism and language policy, with a focus on the regulation and representation of racialized im/migrants in white settler societies.

She has published in such journals as Social Identities, the Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, and Canadian Ethnic Studies, among others. She is also the author of Multiculturalism Within a Bilingual Framework: Language, Race and Belonging in Canada (University of Toronto Press, 2012).

As a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at CUNY, Haque will focus on the area of multilingualism, which – along with immigration, inequality, global cities and critical university studies – is one of the focus areas at ARC.

“The CUNY fellowship will allow me to continue to develop my research into language policy issues in particular, and issues related to the sociology of language more generally,” Haque said, adding that she’s keen to have the opportunity to compare, share and discuss current and developing Indigenous and non-official language policies and programs in the U.S. “This will give some insight into how we may tackle some of these questions here in Canada.”

As a Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Haque will further her research into language policy in Canada, with a focus on non-official languages and Indigenous languages.

“It is my hope that this research can give us insight into how language sits at the intersection of social and political relations,” she said. “I hope this work will have policy implications for linguistic justice in Canada and beyond.”