Alice Johnson has over 17 years of experience in refugee and migration interpretation and popular education training for social change. Since 2006, Alice has been one of the core trainers and the Project Director of the Cairo Community Interpreter Project (CCIP) in the Center for Migration and Refugee Studies (CMRS) at the School of Global Affairs and Public Policy (GAPP) in The American University in Cairo (AUC). She has trained interpreters working in international refugee aid agencies and NGOs in various countries, including Egypt, USA, Turkey, Hong Kong, Tanzania, Thailand, and others. Her particular areas of interest are language access policy and multilingual practice in refugee and migration services, research, aid, rights protection, and livelihoods development.
Through her work at AUC, Alice is collaborating in the research team for two Tufts field studies conducted in Egypt on Sudanese remittances and livelihood strategies. In addition to being a SpanishEnglish interpreter, Alice holds a BA in Anthropology from UNC-Chapel Hill and is also a graduate of the CASA I and CASA II advanced Arabic fellowship programs in Egypt.