Dr Michele Gazzola
Lecturer in Public Policy and Administration
Michele Gazzola is currently Lecturer in Public Policy and Administration at the School of Applied Social and Policy Sciences at the University of Ulster, and co-director of the Centre for Public Administration at the same university. He holds a PhD in Multilingual Communication Management (University of Geneva), a Master of Science in Economics (University of York, UK) and a Bachelor degree in Public Administrations and International Institutions Management (University "L. Bocconi", Milan).
He has an interdisciplinary research profile focused on the analysis and evaluation of language policy, and on the study of the economic and social aspects of multilingualism. He is the author of about 70 scientific publications, and he has given numerous presentations at scientific and institutional conferences in several countries.
He worked as research fellow at Humboldt University of Berlin, and the University of Leipzig, the Institute for Ethnic Studies in Ljubljana, and as research assistant at the University of Geneva. He has been an adjunct lecturer at the University of Lugano, and visiting research fellow at the University of Ottawa.
He took part to two large integrated European research projects, namely, “Mobility and Inclusion in a Multilingual Europe” (MIME) and “Language dynamics and management of diversity” (DYLAN). His research projects have been funded by the Swiss national science foundation, the European Commission (Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship), and by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).
He has worked as a consultant for the European Parliament, the Swiss Confederation, the Authority for Linguistic Minorities of the Autonomous Province of Trento, the Regional Agency for the Friulian Language (ARLEF), the Provincial Institute for Educational Research and Experimentation of Trento (IPRASE), the University of Florence, and for the European Centre for Minority Issues (ECMI). He is editor of the journal Language Problems & Language Planning.
He is a member of the board of the Italian Language Policy Study Group (GSPL) of the Italian Linguistics Society, and of the board of the Centre for Research and Documentation on World Language Problems (CED) of the Universala Esperanto-Asocio.
He is a member of the International Political Science Association, the Political Studies Association, the European Association of Labour Economists, and the Italian Linguistics Society.
He co-founded the international network “Economics and Language” (REAL), and he is currently external collaborator of the Institute for Ethnic Studies in Ljubljana (INV), the Economics-Languages-Education Research Group at the University of Geneva (ELF), and the Language Management Interdisciplinary Research Group (GRIGL) at the University of Ottawa.
He is present in the public debate with articles and interviews in several newspapers, including Corriere della Sera and The Times Higher Education.