Pòl I. Miadhachàin-Chiblow (Paul J. Meighan-Chiblow) is a Gàidheal (Scottish Gael), born and raised in Glasgow, Scotland. He is a PhD Graduand in Educational Studies and SSHRC Joseph-Armand Bombardier Scholar at the Department of Integrated Studies in Education, McGill University, Montréal, Canada. Paul is the recipient of the American Association for Applied Linguists (AAAL) 2021 Multilingual Matters Graduate Student Award; The International Research Foundation for English Language Education (TIRF) 2021 Doctoral Dissertation Grant (DDG); and is the co-winner of TIRF’s 2021 Russell N. Campbell Award for highest-rated DDG application. His research focuses on Indigenous language reclamation and revitalization; critical sociolinguistics; language policy; and decolonizing language education. Paul’s work has been published in AlterNative, TESOL Journal, ELT Journal, and the Diaspora, Indigenous, and Minority Education Journal.


PhD Educational Studies, McGill University, Canada (2019-2023)

MA TESOL, Trinity Western University, Canada (2017-2019)

PGCE Modern Foreign Languages (Spanish with French), King’s College London, U.K. (2008-2009)

BA (Hons) European Studies: Spanish Pathway, King’s College London, U.K. (2002-2006)

Other Publications

Meighan, P. J. (2021). Bridging the past, present and future: How heritage language pedagogy can create a global and sustainable worldview in the English classroom. In C. E. Poteau & C. A. Winkle (Eds.), Advocacy for social and linguistic justice in TESOL: Nurturing inclusivity, equity, and social responsibility in English language teaching (1st ed., pp. 13-26). Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003202356-3

Meighan, P. J. (2021). Decolonizing the digital landscape: The role of technology in Indigenous language revitalization. AlterNative, 17(3), 397-405. https://doi.org/10.1177/11771801211037672

Chiblow, S., & Meighan, P. J. (2021). Language is land, land is language: The importance of Indigenous languages. Human Geography. https://doi.org/10.1177/19427786211022899

Meighan, P. J. (2020). Decolonizing English: A proposal for implementing alternative ways of knowing and being in education. Diaspora, Indigenous, and Minority Education, 15(2), 77-83. https://doi.org/10.1080/15595692.2020.1783228

Meighan, P. J. (2020). A case for decolonizing English language instruction. ELT Journal, 74(1), 83-85. https://doi.org/10.1093/elt/ccz055

Meighan, P. J. (2019). An “educator’s” perspective: How heritage language pedagogy and technology can decolonize the English classroom. TESOL Journal, 11(2), 1-5. https://doi.org/10.1002/tesj.483

Meighan, P. J. (2019). [Review of the coursebook Business Partner B1+, by I. Dubicka, M. O’Keefe, B. Dignen, M. Hogan & L. Wright]. TESL-EJ, 23(1). http://www.tesl-ej.org/pdf/ej89/r2.pdf


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