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prof. dr. J.M. (Janet) Fuller

prof. dr. J.M. (Janet) Fuller


Sociolinguistics, Discourse Analysis, Multilingualism

I am a candidate in the University Elections 2021: (the personnel faction of the University Council)

Motto:  Diversity is a prerequisite for excellence

I have been Professor of Language & Society in the European Languages and Cultures program (Faculty of Arts) since July 2017. In addition to my role as Chair, I have also served as secretary of the Cluster 2 Board and Director of Studies of the Research Master Language & Cognition. My experience at the RUG, as well as my international background (I have both studied and taught at universities in the US and Germany)  provides me with a broad perspective on the workings of higher education. A primary concern of mine is internationalization; this is a theme which plays a large role in many of the major tasks carried out by the University Board (and thus addressed by the U-Raad). The budget and the strategic plan are directly influenced by, and influence, internationalization, and internationalization must be included in our discussions about maintaining the quality of education we offer and our working conditions. I am a strong believer in fostering the international and multilingual academic community at the RUG in a way which focuses on quality in research and teaching, and does not ignore our role as a Dutch university.

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Oude Kijk in 't Jatstraat 26
9712 EK Groningen
The Netherlands

European Languages and Cultures

Job title:
Chair, Language and Society