Duncan Brown, University of the Western Cape, South Africa, is Professor of English in the Centre for Multilingualism and Diversities Research. Brown is also a Fellow of the University of KwaZulu-Natal, and a Fellow of the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study. He is PI on a multilingual interdisciplinary project on “Rethinking South African Literature(s)”.

Claire Ducournau, Université Paul-Valéry-Montpellier 3, France, is a tenured Associate Professor, specialized in sociological approaches to minoritized literature, including cultural hegemonies, mediation processes, identity scholarship, and post- and decolonial theories.


Kathleen Heugh, University of South Australia, is Associate Professor in socio-applied and educational linguistics in UniSA Education Futures and the Centre for Research in Educational and Social Inclusion, and a founding member of the Southern Multilingualisms and Diversities Consortium (of which the CCD research milieu is a founding member).


Pia Lane, Oslo University, Norway, is Professor of Multilingualism at MultiLing - Centre for Multilingualism in Society Across the Lifespan, and research leader of the theme Multilingualism, ideologies, and language policies. Lane is PI of the project Standardising Minority Languages.


Lynn Mario Menezes de Souza, University of São Paulo, Brazil, is Professor of Language Education. One of his recent publications is Glocal Languages and Critical Intercultural Awareness: The South Answers Back (Routledge 2019).


Fred Dervin, Helsinki University, Finland, is Professor of Multicultural Education, and the Director of the TENSION research group (diversities and interculturality in education) and Vice-Director of the SEDUCE doctoral school at Helsinki (society, culture and education)

Lourdes Ortega

Lourdes Ortega, Georgetown University, USA, is Professor of Linguistics. She is the founding member and leader of the Initiative for Multilingual Studies, and investigates how people learn new languages, particularly in higher education settings.

Vibha Sharma

Vibha Sharma, Aligarh Muslim University, India, is Professor of English with a specialization in theatre and performance in various cultures, for example, American, Indian, Persian, and Arab cultures. She brings in competence in teaching and learning language and culture with theatre.

Godwin Siundu

Godwin Siundu, University of Nairobi, Kenya, is Assistant Professor specialized in identity scholarship and transcultural African literature. Creative and academic writing within different categories of communities, for example in Uganda and Somaliland, forms a unique profile in-between academy and society.

Anna Skyggbjerg

Anna Skyggbjerg, Aarhus University, Denmark, is an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Arts and the head of the department for subject didactics. Her competences include young adult and children’s literature in L1 teaching and learning, migration, and cultural diversity in education.

Lynda Spencer

Lynda Spencer, Rhodes University, South Africa, is Associate Professor, specialized in identity scholarship, more specifically in gender representations in southern African literature.

Quentin Williams

Quentin Williams, University of the Western Cape, South Africa, is Director of the Centre for Multilingualism and Diversities Research (CMDR) and Associate Professor of Sociolinguistics in the Linguistics Department. He specializes in sociolinguistics, multilingualism, race, popular culture, public language activism, Kaaps, Afrikaaps, and linguistic citizenship.