ALISON VICTORIA SHEPHERD

educator, scholar, WRITER, artist.

A PhD student and instructor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (USA), I research non-formal language education for adults seeking sanctuary in Europe and have taught classes on human rights and refugee education.

I was born and raised in the North of England, though can often be found elsewhere having taught in various educational institutions in the UK, El Salvador, Mexico, Myanmar, Spain, and most recently in Greece as Education Manager at a refugee community centre.

When I'm not teaching (or teaching others to teach), you'll find me doing something creative or trying to befriend passing animals. I paint and dabble in photography, and my non-fiction writing has been published in numerous outlets including the Times Educational Supplement. You can browse my work above!