Key Note Speakers

Deborah Cameron

Deborah Cameron

Professor of Language and Communication at Oxford University in the UK,

where she teaches sociolinguistics, English Language and Women's Studies. She's also a regular blogger, a media commentator on linguistic issues, and an occasional stand-up comedian. 

Don Kulick

Don Kulick

Distinguished University Professor of Anthropology at Uppsala University and director of the Engaging Vulnerability research program.

He has published on language socialization, language death, language and sexuality, indigenous forms of Christianity, sex work and prostitution, humour, reflexive epistemology, fat studies, disability studies and animal studies. His most recent books are A Death in the Rainforest: how a language and a way of life came to an end in Papua New Guinea (Algonquin Books, 2019) and A Grammar and Dictionary of Tayap: the life and death of a Papuan language (with Angela Terill, De Gruyter, 2019).

Martin Rowson

Martin Rowson

A multi-award winning cartoonist, illustrator and writer.

His work has appeared regularly in The Guardian, Daily Mirror, Spectator, New Statesman, The Times and many other publications for over 30 years. His books include a memoir, “Stuff”, which was longlisted for the 2007 Samuel Johnson Prize, and graphic novelisations of The Waste Land, Tristram Shandy & Gulliver’s Travels. He in currently working on a comic book version of The Communist Manifesto. As well as being chair of the British Cartoonists’ Association, he is also currently a vice-president of the Zoological Society of London. He lives with his wife in south-east London. Photo by Emyr Young