Advisory Board & Supporters

Advisory Board | Supporters

International Advisory Board

  • Michael Apple, University of Wisconsin at Madison, USA.
  • David Barton, Lancaster University, Milton Keynes, UK.
  • Mario Bello, University of Science, Cuba.
  • Dato’Abdul Razak Dzulkifli, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia.
  • Manuela du Bois-Reymond, Universiteit Leiden, the Netherlands.
  • Bill Cope, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA.
  • Robert Devillar, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, Georgia, USA.
  • Daniel Madrid Fernandez, University of Granada, Spain.
  • Ruth Finnegan, Open University, Milton Keynes, UK.
  • James Paul Gee, University of Wisconsin at Madison, USA.
  • Juana M. Sancho Gil, University of Barcelona, Spain.
  • Kris Gutierrez, University of California at Los Angeles, USA.
  • Anne Hickling-Hudson, Queensland University of Technology, Kelvin Grove, Australia.
  • Roz Ivanic, Lancaster University, UK.
  • Paul James, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Carey Jewitt, Institute of Education, University of London, UK.
  • Mary Kalantzis, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA.
  • Andeas Kazamias, University of Wisconsin at Madison, USA.
  • Peter Kell, University of Wollongong, Australia.
  • Michele Knobel, Montclair State University, New Jersey, USA.
  • Gunther Kress, Institute of Education, University of London, London.
  • Colin Lankshear, James Cook University, Australia.
  • Sarah Michaels, Clark University, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA.
  • Jeffrey Mok, Miyazaki International College, Japan.
  • Denise Newfield, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa.
  • Ernest O’Neil, Ministry of Education, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
  • José-Luis Ortega, University of Granada, Spain.
  • Francisco Fernandez Palomares, University of Granada, Spain.
  • Ambigapathy Pandian, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia.
  • Miguel A. Pereyra, University of Granada, Spain.
  • Scott Poynting, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, UK.
  • Angela Samuels, Montego Bay Community College, Montego Bay, Jamaica.
  • Michel Singh, University of Western Sydney, Australia.
  • Helen Smith, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Richard Sohmer, Clark University, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA.
  • Pippa Stein, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa.
  • Brian Street, University of London, UK.
  • Giorgos Tsiakalos, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.
  • Salim Vally, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa
  • Gella Varnava-Skoura, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece.
  • Cecile Walden, Sam Sharpe Teachers College, Montego Bay, Jamaica.
  • Nicola Yelland, Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Wang Yingjie, Beijing Normal University, China.
  • Zhou Zuoyu, Beijing Normal University, China.


  • The Globalism Institute, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia

    The Globalism Institute is the public face of a university-wide research strength in globalisation and cultural diversity at RMIT University. The Institute undertakes engaged research into globalisation, transnationalism, nationalism and cultural diversity. It seeks to understand and critically evaluate current directions of global change, with an emphasis on the cultural implications of political and economic transformation. The role of the Institute is to initiate and manage research and community projects involving consortia of academics, researchers and consultants from diverse backgrounds. These collaborative projects draw on expertise from across the university and beyond, in fields such as global politics, international relations, community studies, cross-cultural communication, international education, international trade, productive diversity, global English and media studies. For further information, visit our website, or contact us by email.

Conference Organisers

  • Common Ground