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). 

Media appearances

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

Tags: Multilingualism, Ideology, Identity, Migration, Transnationalism
Published Dec. 21, 2016 11:53 AM - Last modified Aug. 23, 2021 11:18 AM