Professor Terezinha Maher (UNICAMP, Brazil)

Professor Terezinha Maher is one of the leading scholars in the field of multilingualism and diversities in Brazil.

She is a senior member of the Department of Applied Linguistics in the Institute for the Study of Language (Instituto doe Estudos de Linguagem -IEL). She has been involved in extended research collaboration with Professor Martin-Jones, participating in a British Council-funded research link programme in the 1990s and visiting the MOSAIC Centre in 2013 to contribute to the final conference of the 3 -year research capacity building project, Researching multilingualism, multilingualism in research practice, funded by the ESRC under its Researcher Development Initiative (RDI) programme (2010-2013).

Her recent book, Multilingual Brazil: Resources, identities and ideologies in a global era (co-edited with Marilda Cavalcanti) will be appearing later this year in the Routledge series, ‘Critical Studies in Multilingualism’, edited by Professor Martin-Jones and Dr Joan Pujolar, Open University of Catalonia).

Professor Maher has also collaborated with Professor Martin-Jones in the research training of doctoral researchers. They ran a joint course on multilingualism for doctoral researchers at UNICAMP in 2011, while Professor Martin-Jones was a CAPES-funded Visiting Professor in the Department of Applied Linguistics.