Prof. Christopher Stroud

Prof. Christopher Stroud (University of the Western Cape, South Africa)

Christopher Stroud is a Senior Professor, Department of Linguistics, University of the Western Cape, South Africa and an affiliated  Professor in Bilingual Research, Centre for Research on Bilingualism Stockholm University (Sweden). His current research interests focus on practices and ideologies of multilingualism in social and politically transforming economies in Southern Africa. For the past five years, he has been working on semiotic landscapes and consumption in the townships and informal settlements of Cape Town, and exploring the potential of multilingual mobile literacies and modes of local engagement in emerging community literacies, for voice and agency in the townships of Manenberg and Khayelitsha. He is working towards a notion of linguistic/multilingual citizenship as an approach to multilingual dynamics and the politics of language.

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