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O felia García

City University of New York (USA)

Ofelia García is Professor in the Ph.D. programs of Urban Education and of Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literatures and Languages at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. She has been Professor of Bilingual Education at Columbia University´s Teachers College, Dean of the School of Education at the Brooklyn Campus of Long Island University, and Professor of Education at The City College of New York. Among her best-known books are Bilingual Education in the 21st Century: A Global Perspective; Translanguaging; Language, Bilingualism and Education (with Li Wei, 2015 British Association of Applied Linguistics Book Award recipient). Her recent books (2016-2017) include The Oxford Handbook of Language and Society (with N. Flores & M. Spotti); Encyclopedia of Bilingual and Multilingual Education (with A. Lin & S. May), The Translanguaging Classroom (with S. I. Johnson & K. Seltzer); Translanguaging with Multilingual Students (with T. Kleyn).


Lynn Mario T. Menezes de Souza

University of Sao Paulo (Brazil)

He holds a bachelor's degree in linguistics from the University of Reading (1977), a master's degree in applied linguistics and language studies from the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo (1984), a doctorate in communication and semiotics from the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo (1992) by the University of São Paulo (2006). He is currently a full professor at the University of São Paulo. He has been a Visiting Professor at the University of Western Ontario (2004, Canada) and at Monash University (2010, Australia). He has experience in the area of Literature, with emphasis on Foreign Languages, mainly in the following subjects: teaching-learning, applied linguistics, language literary criticism and postcolonial literature.

Professor Angela Creese

University of Birmingham (UK)

Angela Creese is professor of educational linguistics in the School of Education. Her research and teaching cross references anthropology, linguistics and education. She uses ethnography to investigate ideologies and interactions in educational and other social settings. Her research publications cover urban multilingualism, language ecology, multilingual ethnography, language education and social identities. She teaches research methods, sociolinguistics and educational linguistics. Angela is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. She is also a recipient of the University of Pennsylvania Helen C Bailey Award (Alumni) for ‘outstanding contribution to educational linguistics’. She has served as an editor on the US based journal, Anthropology and Education Quarterly and since 2015 has been a British Association of Applied Linguistics representatative on the University Council of General and Applied Linguistics (UCGAL). In 2016, she won the 'Excellence in Doctoral Research Supervision' award in the College of Social Sciences, University of Birmingham.

Professor Andrian Blackledge

Adrian Blackledge is Director of the MOSAIC Centre for Research on Multilingualism. He is author of numerous articles and books based on his research on multilingualism in education and wider society. His books include Heteroglossia as Practiceand Pedagogy (2014); The Routledge Handbook of Multilingualism (2012); Multilingualism. A Critical Perspective (2010); Discourse and Power in a Multilingual World (2005); Negotiation of Identities in Multilingual Contexts (2004); Multilingualism, Second Language Learning, and Gender (2001); and Literacy, Power, and Social Justice (2000). 

In recent years Adrian has been awarded more than £3 million in research council funding. He is currently engaged in a project funded through the AHRC Translating Cultures theme, ‘Translation and Translanguaging: Investigating Linguistic and Cultural Transformations in Superdiverse Wards in Four UK Cities’ (TLANG). The Principal Investigator is Professor Angela Creese