Daniel do Nascimento Silva (UFSC, Brazil)

Daniel do Nascimento Silva teaches applied linguistics and pragmatics at the Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil. He is also a professor in the Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Applied Linguistics at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. He researches language, violence, and hope in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro and in other peripheries of Brazil. His work problematizes the mediatization of violence in Brazil by looking at alternative communicable models in empirical loci of resistance. In 2012, he published Pragmática da Violência: o Nordeste na Mídia Brasileira (Pragmatics of Violence: the Nordeste in Brazilian Media, 7 Letras/Faperj) and, in 2017, he edited the collective volume Language and Violence: Pragmatic Perspectives (John Benjamins). Since 2016, he is an associated editor of Pragmatics.

Deborah Cameron (University of Oxford, UK)

Deborah Cameron is a feminist linguist who currently holds the Rupert Murdoch Professorship in Language and Communication at Worcester College, University of Oxford. She is mainly interested in sociolinguistics and linguistic anthropology. A large part of her research is focused on the relationship of language to gender and sexuality. She is the author of Feminism (2018), The Myth of Mars and Venus: Do women and men really speak different languages? (2007), More Heat than light?: Sex difference science and the study of language (2012), Good to talk?: Living and Working in a Communication Culture (2000), Verbal Hygiene (2012), Feminism and Linguistic Theory (1995). With Don Kulick, she published the books Language and Sexuality (2003) and The Language and Sexuality Reader (2006). Find her on Twitter @wordspinster or on her blog at

H. Samy Alim (UCLA, USA)

Samy Alim is the David O. Sears Presidential Endowed Chair in the Social Sciences and Professor of Anthropology and African American Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles, and the Founding Director of the Center for Race, Ethnicity, and Language (CREAL). His most recent books include Raciolinguistics: How Language Shapes Our Ideas about Race (2016, with John Rickford and Arnetha Ball) and Culturally Sustaining Pedagogies: Teaching and Learning for Justice in a Changing World(2017, with Django Paris). He is also author of Articulate While Black: Barack Obama, Language, and Race in the U.S.(2012, with Geneva Smitherman), which addresses language and racial politics through an examination of former President Barack Obama’s language use—and America’s response to it. He has written extensively about Black Language and Hip Hop Culture in his You Know My Steez (2004), Roc the Mic Right (2006), Tha Global Cipha (2006), Talkin Black Talk (2007), and Global Linguistic Flows (2009).