Alexandra Grey

Lecturer and Postdoctoral Researcher
University of Sydney Law School

alexandra greyI am a lecturer and researcher with a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Sydney Law School. I founded and run the Interdisciplinary Law and Linguistic Researchers' Network, an international network for sharing information and building collaborations for research and research dissemination.

My 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 my interest in combining doctrinal law and ethnographic social sciences methods to examine how legal regimes work in practice.

I am undertaking my postdoctoral project in the Law School in association with the University of Sydney's China Studies Centre. My 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.

I have extended both the empirical and theoretical elements of that project in my forthcoming book, Language Rights in a Changing China, to be published in 2021 by De Gruyter (Boston) in its "Contributions to the Sociology of Language" series.