Speakers

Jan Blommaert

Department of Culture Studies
Tilburg University
The Netherlands

Jan Blommaert is Professor of Language, Culture and Globalization, and Director of the Babylon Center at Tilburg University, the Netherlands. He is of the world’s most prominent Sociolinguists and Linguistic Anthropologists, and has contributed substantially to sociolinguistic globalization theory, focusing on historical as well as contemporary patterns of language and literacy, and on lasting and new forms of inequality emerging from globalization processes.

Dimitris Dalakoglou

Social Anthropology Department
Vrije University
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Dimtiris Dalakoglou is Professor at Vrije University Amsterdam since 2015, where he holds the position of Chair of Social Anthropology. His work is on the Anthropology of infrastructures, mobility and urban public spaces with focus in Europe. Between 2009 and 2015 he taught Anthropology at Sussex University where he was affiliated with the Centre of Global Political Economy, Centre of Migration Studies and the Department ofof Anthropology. Between 2007 and 2009 he taught Material Culture and Anthropology at UCL, University of London.