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Professor in Language Education, member bua-lit collective, University of Cape Town

Convener: MEd specialising in Language & Literacy Studies

I teach courses and conduct research on language and literacy teaching and learning in multilingual contexts. My research is framed by a view of language and literacy as social practices. I research the relationships between language, literacy and power in educational contexts of deep social inequality. I have published on language ideologies in schooling and language in education policy; relationships between ‘race’ and language; classroom discourse and power relations; critical literacy; identity, subjectivity and learning and translanguaging for learning. I am part of the bua-lit collective (

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  • –present
    Associate Professor in Language Education, University of Cape Town


  • 2003 
    Institute of Education, University of London, PhD

Grants and Contracts

  • 2014
    Associate Professor in Language Education
    Funding Source:
    National Research Foundation