Professor Eve Gregory

Staff details

Position Professor Emerita
Department Educational Studies
Email e.gregory (@gold.ac.uk)
Phone +44 (0)20 7919 7304
Professor Eve Gregory

Eve Gregory is Professor of Language and Culture in Education and Head of the Centre for Language, Culture and Learning at Goldsmiths, University of London. This Centre hosts a variety of research projects in the field of bilingualism, culture and learning in multilingual London as well as currently housing postdocs from Turkey, Spain, Pakistan and South America. She has directed or co-directed five ESRC funded projects, as well as a Leverhulme and a Paul Hamlyn funded project and gained EU funding for research into minority ethnic children in Luxembourg.

Teaching

Eve teaches mainly on MA and PhD courses in the area of language, literacy, culture and learning and has successfully supervised numerous international PhD students to completion.

Professional projects

Eve was awarded a Leverhulme research fellowship arising from her investigations into children's out-of-school reading and the transfer of cognitive strategies between home and school in 1997. She has co-directed an ESRC funded project with C.Kenner and J.Jessel on grandparents and children's learning, as well as a project on Developing Bilingual Learning Strategies in Mainstream and Community Contexts with C. Kenner. Most recently, she has worked for the ESRC as a director for the major award 'Becoming literate in faith settings; Language and Literature learning in the lives of new Londoners' (2009-2012).

Eve is also a committee member of the Canadian Social Science Research Council. 

She is currently holding a Leverhulme Emerita Research Fellowship to direct 'Disappearing Londoners: Monolingual voices in a multilingual city' (2017-2019).

Research Interests

Eve's research interests lie in the field of early childhood bilingualism, family literacy and a sociocultural approach to literacy learning. She has directed projects supported by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) investigating children's out-of -school reading and the transfer of cognitive strategies between home and school. In 1997, she was awarded a Leverhulme research fellowship arising from this work. She has recently co-directed an ESRC funded project with C.Kenner and J.Jessel on grandparents and children's learning as well as a project on Developing Bilingual Learning Strategies in Mainstream and Community Contexts with C. Kenner, also funded by the ESRC.

Between September 2009 and August 2012 Eve will be Director of a major ESRC award 'Becoming literate in faith settings; Language and Literature learning in the lives of new Londoners'

 

Publications

Book

Gregory, Eve E.. 2008. Learning to Read in a New Language: Making Sense of Words and Worlds. London and New York: Sage. ISBN 9781412928571

Gregory, Eve E.; Conteh, Jean; Kearney, Chris and Mor, Aura. 2005. On Writing Educational Etnographies: The Art of Collusion. Stoke-on-Trent: Trentham Books Ltd. ISBN 978-1858563411

Gregory, Eve E. and Williams, Ann. 2000. City Literacies: Learning to Read Across Generations and Cultures. London: Routledge. ISBN 978-0415191166

Gregory, Eve E.. 1996. Making Sense of a New World: Learning to read in a second language. London: Routledge. ISBN 978-1853962639

Edited Book

Lytra, Vally; Volk, Dinah and Gregory, Eve E., eds. 2016. Religion in Young Lives: Navigating Language, Literacies and Identities. Abingdon and New York: Routledge. ISBN 978-1138824249

Gregory, Eve E.; Long, Susi and Volk, Dinah, eds. 2004. Many Pathways to Literacy: Young Children Learning with Siblings: Grandparents, Peers and Communities. London: Routledge. ISBN 978-0415306171

Book Section

Lytra, Vally; Gregory, Eve E. and Ilankuberan, Arani. 2017. Researching children's literacy practices and identities in faith settings: Multimodal text-making and talk about text as resources for knowledge building. In: Marilyn Martin-Jones and Deirdre Martin, eds. Researching Multilingualism: Critical and Ethnographic Perspectives. Abingdon: Routledge, pp. 215-228. ISBN 9780415748421

Lytra, Vally; Gregory, E. and Ilankuberan, A.. 2016. “Children's representations of the Temple in text and talk in a Tamil Hindu/Saiva faith community in London”. In: V. Lytra; D. Volk and E. Gregory, eds. Navigating Languages, Literacies and Identities: Religion in Young Lives. New York: Routledge, pp. 141-158. ISBN 9781138824249

Lytra, Vally; Volk, Dinah and Gregory, E.. 2016. "Introduction". In: V. Lytra; Dinah Volk and E. Gregory, eds. Navigating Languages, Literacies and Identities: Religion in Young Lives. New York: Routledge, pp. 1-17. ISBN 9781138824249

Ruby, Mahera; Gregory, Eve E.; Kenner, Charmian and Al-Azami, Salman. 2010. Grandmothers as orchestrators of early language and literacy lessons. In: Vally Lytra and Peter Martin, eds. Sites of Multilingualism: Complementary Schools in Britain Today. Stoke on Trent: Trentham Books, pp. 57-68. ISBN 978-1-85856-454-8

Anderson, Jim; Gregory, Eve E. and Kenner, Charmian. 2008. The National Languages Strategy in the UK: are minority languages still on the margins? In: Christine Herlot and Anne-Marie de Mejia, eds. Forging Multilingual Spaces: Integrating Perspectives on Majority and Minority Bilingual Education (Bilingual Education and Bilingualism). Clevedon: Multilingual Matters, pp. 183-202. ISBN 978-1847690753

Chen, Yang Guang and Gregory, Eve E.. 2004. 'How do I read these words?': bilingual exchange teaching between Cantonese-speaking peers. In: Eve E. Gregory; S. Long and D. Volk, eds. Many Pathways to Literacy: Young Children Learning with Siblings, Grandparents, Peers and Communities. Routledge Falmer, pp. 117-128. ISBN 0415306167

Article

Lytra, Vally; Gregory, Eve E. and Ilankuberan, Arani. 2017. “Faith matters: Rethinking home learning of children from different faiths”. EAL Journal, Summer, pp. 30-31. ISSN 2398-8533

Lytra, Vally; Gregory, Eve E. and Ilankuberan, Arani. 2016. Bridging faith, languages and learning in London: A faith teacher reflects upon pedagogy in religious instruction classes. Language and Education, 30(6), pp. 554-569. ISSN 0950-0782

Gregory, Eve E.; Lytra, Vally and Ilankuberan, Arani. 2015. “Divine games and rituals: How Tamil Saiva/Hindu siblings learn faith practices through play”. International Journal of Play, 4(1), pp. 69-83. ISSN 2159-4937

Gregory, Eve E. and Kenner, Charmian. 2013. How Faith Settings Contribute to Children's Learning. Race Equality Teaching, 31(3), pp. 10-13. ISSN 1478-8551

Gregory, Eve E.; Lytra, Vally; Choudhury, Halimun; Ilankuberan, Arani; Kwapong, Amoafi and Woodham, Malgozarta. 2013. Syncretism as a creative act of mind: The narratives of children from four faith communities in London. Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 13(3), pp. 322-347. ISSN 1468-7984

Gregory, Eve E. and Compton-Lilly, Catherine. 2013. In conversation with Catherine Compton-Lilly and Eve Gregory. Language Arts, 90(6), pp. 464-472. ISSN 0360-9170

Gregory, Eve E.; Choudhury, Halimun; Ilankuberan, Arani; Kwapong, Amoafi and Woodham, Malgozarta. 2013. Practice, performance and perfection: Learning sacred texts in four faith communities in London. International Journal of the Sociology of Language, 2013(220), pp. 27-48. ISSN 0165-2516

Gregory, Eve E.; Lytra, Vally; Ilankuberan, Arani; Choudhury, Halimun; Kwapong, Amoafi and Woodham, Malgozarta. 2012. Translating Faith: Field Narratives as a Means of Dialogue in Collaborative Ethnographic Research. International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 11(3), pp. 195-213. ISSN 1609-4069

Gregory, Eve E. and Ruby, Mahera. 2011. The ‘insider/outsider’ dilemma of ethnography: Working with young children and their families in cross-cultural contexts. Journal of Early Childhood Research, 9(2), pp. 162-174. ISSN 1476-718X

Jessel, John; Kenner, Charmian; Gregory, Eve E.; Ruby, Mahera and Arju, Tahera. 2011. Different spaces: Learning and literacy with children and their grandparents in east London homes. Linguistics and Education, 22(1), pp. 37-50. ISSN 0898-5898

Al-Azami, Salman; Kenner, Charmian; Ruby, Mahera and Gregory, Eve E.. 2010. Transliteration as a bridge to learning for bilingual children. International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 13(6), pp. 683-700. ISSN 1367-0050

Gregory, Eve E.; Ruby, Mahera and Kenner, Charmian. 2010. Modelling and close observation: ways of teaching and learning between third-generation Bangladeshi British children and their grandparents in London. Early Years, 30(2), pp. 161-173. ISSN 0957-5146

Kenner, Charmian; Ruby, Mahera and Gregory, Eve E.. 2010. Teacher partnerships between mainstream and complementary schools: from parallel worlds to connected curricula. NALDIC Quarterly, 7(2), pp. 46-48. ISSN 1751-2182

Kenner, Charmian; Al-Azami, Salman; Gregory, Eve E. and Ruby, Mahera. 2008. Bilingual poetry: expanding the cognitive and cultural dimensions of children’s learning. Literacy, 42(2), pp. 92-100. ISSN 1741-4350

Kenner, Charmian; Ruby, Mahera; Jessel, John; Gregory, Eve E. and Arju, Tahera. 2008. Intergenerational Learning Events Around the Computer: A Site for Linguistic and Cultural Exchange. Language and Education, 22(4), pp. 298-319. ISSN 0950-0782

Kenner, Charmian; Gregory, Eve E.; Ruby, Mahera and Al-Azami, Salman. 2008. Bilingual Learning for Second and Third Generation Children. Language, Culture and Curriculum, 21(2), pp. 120-137. ISSN 0790-8318

Jessel, John; Kenner, Charmian; Ruby, Mahera and Gregory, Eve E.. 2007. Intergenerational learning between children and grandparents in East London. Journal of Early Childhood Research, 5(3), pp. 219-243. ISSN 1476718X

Ruby, Mahera; Kenner, Charmian; Jessel, John; Gregory, Eve E. and Arju, Tahera. 2007. Gardening with grandparents: an early engagement with the science curriculum. Early Years, 27(2), pp. 131-144. ISSN 09575146

Gregory, Eve E.; Arju, Tahera; Jessel, John; Kenner, Charmian and Ruby, Mahera. 2007. Snow White in different guises: Interlingual and intercultural exchanges between grandparents and young children at home in East London. Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 7(1), pp. 5-25. ISSN 14687984

Gregory, Eve E.. 2005. Playful Talk: The Interspace between Home and School Discourse. Early Years. Early Years An International Journal of Research and Development, 25(3), pp. 223-237. ISSN 09575146

Gregory, Eve E.. 2005. Playful Talk: The Interspace between Home and School Discourse. Early Years, 25(3), pp. 223-236. ISSN 0957-5146

Gregory, Eve E.; Williams, Ann; Baker, Dave and Street, Brian. 2004. Introducing Literacy to Four Year Olds: Creating Classroom Cultures in Three Schools. Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 4(1), pp. 85-108. ISSN 14687984

Jessel, John; Arju, Tahera; Gregory, Eve E. and Kenner, Charmian. 2004. Children and their grandparents at home: a mutually supportive context for learning and linguistic development. English Quarterly, 36(4), pp. 16-23. ISSN 00138355

Gregory, Eve E.. 2001. Sisters and Brothers as Language and Literacy Teachers: Synergy between Siblings Playing and Working Together. Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 1(3), pp. 301-322. ISSN 14687984

Gregory, Eve E. and Williams, A.. 2001. Siblings bridging literacies in multilingual contexts. Journal of Research in Reading, 24(3), pp. 248-265. ISSN 01410423

Kelly, Clare; Gregory, Eve E. and Williams, Ann. 2001. Home to School and School to Home: Syncretised Literacies in Linguistic Minority Communities. Language, Culture and Curriculum, 14(1), pp. 9-25. ISSN 0790-8318

Gregory, Eve E.. 2001. Sisters and Brothers as Language and Literacy Teachers: Synergy Between Siblings. Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 1(3), pp. 301-322. ISSN 1468-7984

Conference or Workshop Item

Gregory, Eve E.. 2011. 'Invisible teachers : becoming literate in a wider community'. In: Annual conference of the Literacy Research Association : widening the circle for literacy research and practice: expanding access, knowledge, and participation. Jacksonville, Florida, United States.

Vally, Lytra; Gregory, Eve E.; Jessel, John; Kenner, Charmian; Ruby, Mahera; Ilankuberan, Arani; Choudhury, Halimun; Kwapong, Amoafi; Woodham, Malgozarta and Souza, Ana. 2010. 'Journeying across sites : knowledge building and identity positioning in team ethnography'. In: Explorations in ethnography, language and communication. Aston University, United Kingdom.

Jessel, John; Woodham, Malgorzata and Gregory, Eve E.. 2010. 'Language and literacy in faith settings and their relationship to the school setting'. In: Bilingualism and multilingualism in school settings : teaching, learning and testing, 11th Biennial University of Seville Conference. Seville, Spain.

Report

Kenner, Charmian; Gregory, Eve E.; Ruby, Mahera and Al-Azami, Salman. 2007. Developing bilingual learning strategies in mainstream and community contexts. Project Report. ESRC, Swindon.

Kenner, Charmian; Gregory, Eve E.; Jessel, John; Ruby, Mahera and Arju, Tahera. 2004. Intergenerational learning between children and grandparents in East London. Project Report. ESRC, Swindon.