Who to Trust in a Pandemic? Ten findings from research projects in London, Stuttgart, Milan and Dhaka

Activity: Public engagement and outreachWorkshop and other training


In early November 2022, the Centre for Language, Discourse & Communication at King’s College London gathered researchers from London, Stuttgart, Milan and Dhaka to explore some of the responses that minority ethnic groups developed in the face of government action during Covid-19.

Discussing projects undertaken between 2021 and 2022, the presenters provided a range of interdisciplinary perspectives (anthropology, sociology, sociolinguistics, vulnerability studies and applied linguistics), perspectives on UK government policy and practice (Runnymede Trust) and from within specific diasporic communities (Bangladeshis in the UK, Peruvians in Italy and Turks in Feuerbach, Stuttgart) and other nations (Bangladesh). Each in their own way, they discussed the inequalities which the pandemic had highlighted and exacerbated.

The conversations and knowledge exchange led to the articulation of 10 key points that researchers, policymakers and practitioners should consider when developing policies and practices that engage with diverse minority ethnic groups and communities.

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Period7 Nov 2022
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • Covid-19
  • trust
  • ethnicity
  • London
  • Stuttgart
  • Milan
  • Dhaka
  • government