BiographyI am Professor of English and Education at the University of Luxembourg. I graduated at the University of Lancaster, where I was awarded a First Class Honours degree in English Studies. I have a PhD in English from the University of Leuven (Belgium). My main research interests are discourse analysis and the study of language and education in multilingual and multicultural contexts. Most of my publications focus on issues of multilingualism and education, language and migration, as well as (most recently) language racism. I am a staunch advocate of flexible multilingual education and feel convinced that, as more and more children grow up multilingually in our globalized world, there is a need for more nuanced multilingual solutions in language-in-education policies.
I also supervise PhD students and teach courses in these areas, thus contributing to a range of programmes including the English Studies programme, the BA in Education, as well as the MA in Learning and Communication in Multilingual and Multicultural Contexts. I was Head of the ‘Multilingualism’ strand of the University’s Research Priority from 2009 to 2013, and am Programme Coordinator of the ‘Multilingualism in Education and Society’ section of our Doctoral School in Education.