HOMELandS (Hub on Migration, Exile, Languages and Spaces) is an innovative and vibrant research hub with a distinct focus on the intersection between mobilities, languages and spaces in global context.
Building on Westminster’s long-term commitment to the teaching and research of modern languages and cultures, it brings together scholars from the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures and other departments in the university to document, analyse and (re)conceptualize contemporary and historical mobilities in and across a wide range of diasporic spaces.
The hub’s purpose is to promote theoretically informed, interdisciplinary-oriented and language-based research to generate critical understanding of new mobilities in increasingly dynamic and intersected diasporic worlds. The hub currently comprises three major research areas: the French, Chinese and Hispanic diaspora, and has a strong interest in developing new research on Arabic and other European migrants.
The transcultural and comparative perspectives underpinning our collaborative research aim to stimulate more intellectual dialogues between often segregated studies of migrants in different cultural contexts.