Dr Gwennan Higham

Dr Gwennan Higham

Senior Lecturer, Cymraeg

Telephone number

+44 (0) 1792 602394

Email address

Welsh language proficiency

Fluent Welsh Speaker

Research Links

Available For Postgraduate Supervision

About

Dr Gwennan Higham joined the Welsh Department at Swansea University as Lecturer in October 2016, having previously completed a doctorate at the School of Welsh, Cardiff University, on teaching Welsh to immigrants; platform to an inclusive Welsh citizenship. She has experience in teaching Welsh to adults, especially developing Welsh language provision for immigrants. In 2020, she won the Learned Society of Wales’ Dillwyn Medal (Humanities & Creative Arts), awarded in recognition of early career research excellence. Between 2016-2019, she managed a European project entitled 'Communication competences for migrants in bilingual work communities'. Her latest book is entitled: 'Creu dinasyddiaeth i Gymru: mewnfudo rhyngwladol a'r Gymraeg' (UWP 2020).

Areas Of Expertise

  • Welsh as a second language
  • minority languages
  • migration
  • integration
  • education
  • multiculturalism
  • interculturalism
  • citizenship

Career Highlights

Award Highlights
Learned Society of Wales Dillwyn Medal

In 2020, she won the Learned Society of Wales’ Dillwyn Medal (Humanities & Creative Arts), awarded in recognition of early career research excellence.