Plenary speakers

Confirmed plenary speakers are:

Karen Englander, Ph.D., is an applied linguist with a focus on the policies, practices and pedagogies that affect plurilingual scholars seeking to publish their research in English. In addition to a dozen peer-reviewed papers and two published books (Writing Science in a Second Language, with David Hanauer, and Writing and Publishing Scientific Research Papers in English), she is collaborating with James Corcoran in the forthcoming book Critical Pragmatism and Scholarly Writing: Enacting Critical Plurilingual Pedagogies, and co-editing the forthcoming book Pedagogies and Policies on Publishing Research in English: Local Initiatives Supporting International Scholars (with James Corcoran and Laura Muresan). She is a former professor at the Universidad Autónoma de Baja California, Mexico, and York University in Toronto, Canada. 

Title: Resistance, Resignation, Appropriation, Deception: Agency in the Figured World of the Scholar in the Periphery


Dr. Anna Kristina Hultgren is Senior Lecturer in English Language and Applied Linguistics at The Open University, UK. She was educated at the Universities of Oxford (DPhil) and Copenhagen (MA), with visiting periods at Trinity College, Dublin, and University of Quebec. Kristina has been involved in researching English as an academic language since it began to take off in the Nordic countries. She was PI on the project Domain loss in Danish: Rhetoric or Reality? (funded by the Danish Research Council 2010-2012); a member of the Nordic Council-funded network Parallel Language Use at the Universities of the Nordic Countries (2011-2013); and a partner of the Leverhulme Trust-funded network English in Europe: Opportunity or threat? (2012–2014). She is author of the report Parallellingualism at Danish Universities: a status report 2013, has co-edited the volumes English in Nordic Universities and English-Medium Instruction in European Higher Education and written numerous journal articles.

Title: The rise of English as the language for academic publication: On equity, disadvantage and ‘non-nativeness’ as a red herring.

Dr. Hafdís Ingvarsdóttir is Professor of Language Education at the University of Iceland where she led the Teacher Education Program for a number of years. She was educated at University of Iceland (BA) and The University of Reading (MA and PhD.) and has been a visiting scholar at the University of Sydney, Brock University in Ontario, Canada and at the University of Copenhagen. Her main areas of inquiry are teacher education and teacher cognitions with special emphasis on foreign language learning and teaching. She has for the last few years mainly been involved in two nationwide longitudinal research projects: A study investigating pedagogical practices in upper-secondary schools, and a nationwide project on the status and use of English in Iceland. There she was particularly interested in how University professors experience the pressure of having to publish their research in English in international journals (ERPP). The results from the research project have just been published in a book “Language Development across the Life Span” and will be the focus of her talk. Hafdís’ work has been has published in international refereed journals and book chapters and she has co-edited two books on English in Iceland. In 2016 she was awarded an international reward by FIPLV (Fédération Internationale des Professeurs de Langues Vivantes) for her contribution to foreign language teaching and learning.  

Title: Identity, authenticity and authorial voice: Personal narratives from a journey to the “Promised Land”.

TBA: Invited panels and round tables

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