Rafael Lomeu Gomes

Postdoctoral Fellow

Rafael Lomeu Gomes is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at MultiLing—Center for Multilingualism in Society across the Lifespan, University of Oslo. He holds a PhD in sociolinguistics (University of Oslo), MA in linguistics (Queen Mary, University of London), and BA in social sciences (Pontífica Universidade Católica de São Paulo). His current research interests include multilingualism, digitally-mediated communication, and media discourse. In his latest research project, Rafael investigated the language practices and ideologies of Brazilian-Norwegian families raising their children multilingually in Norway. His research has been published in international, peer-reviewed journals such as Multilingual Margins, Multilingua, and Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development. Rafael has taught language-related courses (e.g. ‘Language Acquisition’, ‘Language Policy’, and ‘Multilingualism’) at bachelor’s and master’s levels.

Courses taught

International collaborations

Founder and co-convener of an online reading group on southern and critical approaches to social analysis. In the academic year of 2020-21, the reading group is being hosted by the African Studies Program at Penn State University. Video recordings of the sessions are available online (youtube.com). Rafael is co-editor of the newly established book series Global Forum on Southern Epistemologies (Multilingual Matters).

Media appearances

Hvordan få tospråklige barn - Interview on raising bilingual children for radio show Ekko (nrk.no) (Norwegian).

Tags: Multilingualism, Ideology, Identity, Migration, Transnationalism

Publications

Lomeu Gomes, Rafael. 2021. “Family Multilingualism from a Southern Perspective: Language Ideologies and Practices of Brazilian Parents in Norway.” Multilingua, 40 (5): 707-734. doi:10.1515/ multi-2019-0080

Lomeu Gomes, Rafael. 2020. “Talking Multilingual Families into Being: Language Practices and Ideologies of a Brazilian-Norwegian Family in Norway.” Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development. doi: 10.1080/01434632.2020.1788037

Lomeu Gomes, Rafael. 2018. Family Language Policy ten years on: A critical approach to family multilingualism, Multilingual Margins, (2): 51-72. URL: http://multimargins.ac.za/index.php/mm/article/view/98/71

 

 

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  • Lomeu Gomes, Rafael & Svendsen, Bente Ailin (2022). Minoritised youth language in Norwegian media discourse: Surfacing the abyssal line.
  • Lomeu Gomes, Rafael (2021). ‘Eu Sou Criancinha Feliz fra Mamma’: Affect and Multilingualism in Forging Family Ties.
  • Makoni, Sinfree; Lomeu Gomes, Rafael; Antia, Bassey Edem; Madany-Saá, Magda & van der Merwe, Chanel (2021). African Studies Forum on Decoloniality and Southern Epistemologies: Maria Paula Meneses.
  • Makoni, Sinfree; Lomeu Gomes, Rafael; Antia, Bassey Edem; Madany-Saá, Magda & van der Merwe, Chanel (2021). African Studies Forum on Decoloniality and Southern Epistemologies: Susan Gal and Judith Irvine.
  • Makoni, Sinfree; Lomeu Gomes, Rafael; Antia, Bassey Edem; Madany-Saá, Magda & van der Merwe, Chanel (2021). African Studies Forum on Decoloniality and Southern Epistemologies: Teresa McCarty.
  • Makoni, Sinfree; Lomeu Gomes, Rafael; Antia, Bassey Edem; Madany-Saá, Magda & van der Merwe, Chanel (2021). African Studies Forum on Decoloniality and Southern Epistemologies: Mary Hermes, Mel Engman, Aila O'Loughlin and Anna Schick.
  • Makoni, Sinfree; Lomeu Gomes, Rafael; Madany-Saá, Magda; Antia, Bassey Edem & van der Merwe, Chanel (2021). African Studies Forum on Decoloniality and Southern Epistemologies: Gurminder Bhambra.
  • Makoni, Sinfree; Lomeu Gomes, Rafael; Antia, Bassey Edem; Madany-Saá, Magda & van der Merwe, Chanel (2021). African Studies Forum on Decoloniality and Southern Epistemologies: Bernard Spolsky.
  • Makoni, Sinfree; Lomeu Gomes, Rafael; Antia, Bassey Edem; Madany-Saá, Magda & van der Merwe, Chanel (2021). African Studies Forum on Decoloniality and Southern Epistemologies: John Joseph.
  • Makoni, Sinfree; Lomeu Gomes, Rafael; Antia, Bassey Edem; Madany-Saá, Magda & van der Merwe, Chanel (2021). African Studies Forum on Decoloniality and Southern Epistemologies: Kenneth King.
  • Makoni, Sinfree; Lomeu Gomes, Rafael; Antia, Bassey Edem; Madany-Saá, Magda & van der Merwe, Chanel (2021). African Studies Forum on Decoloniality and Southern Epistemologies: Eduardo Kohn and Elizabeth Povinelli.
  • Makoni, Sinfree; Lomeu Gomes, Rafael; Antia, Bassey Edem; Madany-Saá, Magda & van der Merwe, Chanel (2021). African Studies Global Virtual Forum on Decoloniality and Southern Epistemologies: Lewis Gordon.
  • Makoni, Sinfree; Lomeu Gomes, Rafael; Antia, Bassey Edem; Madany-Saá, Magda & van der Merwe, Chanel (2021). African Studies Global Virtual Forum on Decoloniality and Southern Epistemologies: Mahmood Mamdani.
  • Makoni, Sinfree; Lomeu Gomes, Rafael; Antia, Bassey Edem; Madany-Saá, Magda & van der Merwe, Chanel (2021). African Studies Global Virtual Forum on Decoloniality and Southern Epistemologies: Lynn Thomas.
  • Lomeu Gomes, Rafael (2021). 'How do you say it in Portuguese?': Parent-child language negotiation in a multilingual family.
  • Lomeu Gomes, Rafael (2021). Family Language Policy.
  • Lomeu Gomes, Rafael (2021). ‘Du må leke Norge på pappa’: Language and identity negotiation in a Brazilian-Norwegian family.
  • Lomeu Gomes, Rafael; Lanza, Elizabeth & Athari, Zahir (2021). Nanny State? Integration, kinship and identity among refugee and asylum-seeking unaccompanied minors.
  • Lomeu Gomes, Rafael (2020). (Super)diversidade, Migração e Colonialidade.
  • Lomeu Gomes, Rafael (2020). ‘Não Danço Samba’: Multilinguismo Familiar a partir de uma Perspectiva Decolonial.
  • Lomeu Gomes, Rafael (2020). Family Multilingualism through a ‘Translingual Lens’: Current Theoretical Orientations and Challenges.
  • Lomeu Gomes, Rafael (2020). Hvordan få tospråklige barn. [Radio]. https://radio.nrk.no/serie/ekko/sesong/202002/MDFP02003420.
  • Lomeu Gomes, Rafael (2019). Translanguaging families into being: Parental language ideologies, use, and negotiation in a Brazilian-Norwegian family in Norway.
  • Lomeu Gomes, Rafael (2018). Family language policy ten years on: A critical approach to family multilingualism.
  • Lomeu Gomes, Rafael (2018). Family Multilingualism through a Southern Perspective: (Self)Positioning of Brazilian Parents in Intercultural Encounters in Norway​.
  • Lomeu Gomes, Rafael (2018). Family Multilingualism through a Southern Perspective: (Self)Positioning of Brazilian Parents in Intercultural Encounters in Norway.
  • Lomeu Gomes, Rafael (2018). Language practices of Brazilian families in Norway: a southern perspective.
  • Lomeu Gomes, Rafael (2018). Language practices of Brazilian families in Norway: a southern perspective.
  • Lomeu Gomes, Rafael (2017). Language attitudes of Brazilians in Brazil and in the UK: comparing quantitative and qualitative approaches.
  • Lomeu Gomes, Rafael (2019). Family multilingualism: Language practices and ideologies of Brazilian-Norwegian families in Norway. Oslo 07-Media.

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Published Dec. 21, 2016 11:53 AM - Last modified May 19, 2022 3:00 PM

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