Alexandra founded and runs the Interdisciplinary Law and Linguistic Researchers’ Network, an international network for sharing information and building collaborations for research and research dissemination. Alexandra’s current postdoctoral project – “Good Governance in Multilingual Urban Communities” – is an interdisciplinary study of laws and policies regulating Australian governments’ communications in languages other than English. This continues Alexandra’s interest in combining doctrinal law and ethnographic social sciences methods to examine how legal regimes work in practice. She is undertaking her postdoctoral project in the Law School in association with the University of Sydney’s China Studies Centre. Alexandra’s PhD – “How do language rights affect minority languages in China? An ethnographic investigation of the Zhuang minority language under conditions of rapid social change” – developed an interdisciplinary law and linguistics approach and won numerous academic prizes. Alexandra has extended both the empirical and theoretical elements of that project in her book “Language Rights in a Changing China”, which is coming out in March 2021 with De Gruyter (Boston).
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