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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.

Doctor Gabriel Díaz Maggioli 

Catholic University in Uruguay

Díaz Maggioli is a  teacher who applies the lessons learned in the classroom to his roles  as a teacher educator, consultant, researcher and author.  He holds a Doctorate and a Master’s  in Education from the University of Bath in the UK. He has over 30  years' experience supporting the professional development of educators in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. He iscurrently the  Director of Ludus, the Center for the Development of the  Scholarship of Teaching  and Learning at the Catholic University in Uruguay.