Associate Professor of Language in Society, University of New England

Dr Finex Ndhlovu is Associate Professor of Language in Society at the University of New England, Australia. He has previously worked as Senior Lecturer in Applied Language Education at the University of Fort Hare in South Africa; Research Fellow at the Institute of Community, Ethnicity and Policy Alternatives at Victoria University in Melbourne; Lecturer in African Languages and Culture at Midlands State University in Zimbabwe; and Part-time Lecturer in English and Communication Studies at the Zimbabwe Open University. His research interests sit at the cutting edge of contemporary linguistic and socio-cultural theories around language, identity and sociality in relation to transnational African migrant and diaspora communities; language and development; language and discourses of everyday exclusion; and Southern theory. Among Associate Professor Ndhlovu's most recent major publications are the following: Language, Migration, Diaspora: Challenging the Big Battalions of Groupism (Oxford Handbooks Online, 2016); Hegemony and Language Policies in Southern Africa: Identity, Integration, Development (Cambridge Scholars, 2015); Becoming an African Diaspora in Australia: Language, Culture, Identity (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014); Nationalism Matters: The African National Project in an Age of Globalisation (Africa Institute of South Africa, 2013); and The Politics of Language and Nation Building in Zimbabwe (Peter Lang International Academic Publishers, 2009).

He is available for media enquiries on topics relating to African diasporas in Australia; African migrant languages; language, ethnicity and politics of southern Africa; linguistic and cultural dimensions of economic development; language-in-education policy; and African refugee settlement in regional Australia.

Experience

  • 2012–present
    Associate professor, University of New England

Education

  • 2007 
    Monash University, PhD

Publications

  • 2017
    Southern Development Discourse for Southern Africa: Linguistic and Cultural Imperatives, Journal of Multicultural Discourses
  • 2016
    Migration, Heritage Languages and Changing Demographics in Australia, Routledge
  • 2016
    Language, Migration, Diaspora: Challenging the Big Battalions of Groupism, Oxford University Press
  • 2015
    Hegemony and Language Policies in Southern Africa: Identity, Integration, Development, Cambridge Scholars
  • 2015
    Marginality and Linguistic Cartographies of African Denizens as Spheres of Possibility in Regional Australia, Australasian Review of African Studies
  • 2015
    Ignored Lingualism: Another Resource for Overcoming the Monolingual Mindset in Educational Linguistics, Australian Journal of Linguistics
  • 2014
    Becoming an African Diaspora in Australia: Language, Culture, Identity , Palgrave Macmillan
  • 2014
    The Idea of Southern Africa in the Humanities and Social Science Disciplines, Africa Review
  • 2013
    Language Nesting, Superdiversity and African Diasporas in Regional Australia, Australian Journal of Linguistics
  • 2013
    How the Idea of Vehicular Cross-border Languages Misdirects Multilingualism in the African Integration Debate: A Decolonial Epistemic Perspective, Africanus
  • 2013
    Cross-border Languages in Southern African Economic and Political Integration, African Studies
  • 2013
    Nationalism and National Projects in Southern Africa, Africa Institute of South Africa
  • 2013
    Too Tall, Too Dark to be Australian: Subjective Perceptions of Post-refugee Africans, Critical Race and Whiteness Studies
  • 2011
    Proposing a language-based Framework for the form and structure of United States of Africa, South African Journal of African Languages
  • 2011
    No to Everything British but their Language: Re-thinking English Language and Politics in Zimbabwe (2000-2008), Language, Society and Culture
  • 2010
    Belonging and Attitudes towards Ethnic Languages among African migrants in Australia, Australian Journal of Linguistics
  • 2010
    Language Politics in Postcolonial Africa Revisited: The Agency of Minorities to Hegemonic Language Impositions, Language Matters
  • 2010
    Australia’s Language-in-Migration Policies: Another Site for Subtle Social Exclusion, International Islamic University of Malaysia Publications
  • 2010
    Language Policy, Citizenship and Discourses of Exclusion in Zimbabwe, Peter Lang
  • 2009
    The Limitations of Language and Nationality as Prime markers of African Diaspora Identities in the State of Victoria, African Identities
  • 2009
    The Politics of Language and Nation Building in Zimbabwe, Peter Lang
  • 2008
    Language and African Development: Theoretical Reflections on the Place of Languages in African Studies, Nordic Journal of African Studies
  • 2008
    A Critical Discourse Analysis of the History of the Language Question in Australia’s Migration Policies: 1901 – 1957, Australian Critical Race and Whiteness Studies
  • 2008
    The Conundrums of Language Policy and Politics in South Africa and Zimbabwe, Australian Journal of Linguistics
  • 2008
    The Politics of Language and Nationality in Zimbabwe: Nation Building or Empire Building?, South African Journal of African Languages
  • 2007
    The Role of Discourse in Identity Formation and the Manufacture of Ethnic Minorities, Journal of Multicultural Discourses
  • 2007
    The Role of the African Languages Research Institute (ALRI) in Addressing the Language of Instruction Dilemmas in Zimbabwe, Lexikos
  • 2007
    Historicizing the Socio-politics of Shona Language Hegemony in Zimbabwe, Lwati Journal of Contemporary Research
  • 2007
    Everyday Forms of Language-based Marginalization: Focus on Zimbabwe, University of Melbourne
  • 2006
    Gramsci, Doke and the Marginalization of the Ndebele Language of Zimbabwe, Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development
  • 2005
    Twilight of Patriarchy in a Southern African Kingdom: A Case Study of Women and Captives in the Ndebele State of Zimbabwe, UNISWA Research Journal
  • 2004
    Mainstreaming Indigenous Knowledge Systems in Higher and Tertiary Education Curricula: The Case of Zimbabwe, South African Journal of Higher Education
  • 2004
    Land Reform and Indigenous Knowledge: A Missing Link in the Fast Track Land Reform Programme in Zimbabwe, Journal of African Indigenous Knowledge Systems