Oecumene: Citizenship after Orientalism is funded by an European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grant (Institutions, values, beliefs and behaviour ERC-AG-SH2).
PG Macioti is currently working on her PhD on Language, Migration and Citizenship at the POLIS department of the Open University. Her research explores the role of national languages in migration restrictions and citizenship management in the EU, whilst investigating whether and how, through language acquisition and knowledge sharing migrants’ resistance and political mobilisation take place. Her academic background is in Gender, Ethnic and Queer Studies and she has been involved in migrant and sex worker rights, anti-racist, feminist, anti-homonationalist and queer activism for a number of years. She is a founding member of and currently involved in x:talk, a sex worker run project that delivers free English classes to migrants working in the sex industry and mobilises for the rights of migrant sex workers since 2007.