Victoria Ball’s interest and experience in intercultural communication bring her to DIALLS. She holds an MA in Social Anthropology from St John’s College Cambridge and an MA in Conflict Resolution in Divided Societies from the War Studies department of King’s College London. Victoria has worked in strategic communication in business and founded her own company, Eloquentia Communication, to help young people develop intercultural and interpersonal communication skills. Language fascinates her – she has studied nine languages and has lived and worked abroad. She is passionate about storytelling – she is a keen writer and was a professional stage and television actor. Victoria recently gave a TEDx talk on ‘The Power of Talking’, arguing that dialogue is the key to understanding oneself and others. Her own research interests centre on diverse minorities in heterogenous societies, hidden narratives of women and children, and education’s role in ideological development. She will predominantly be collecting data from schools (WP3) and preparing it for analysis (WP5).