The Eighth International Literacy & Education Research Network Conference on

4-8 July 2001


Keynote & Plenary Speakers





Professor Mary Kalantzis

Dean, Faculty of Education, Language and Community Services, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia


Brief Biography

Professor Mary Kalantzis is Dean of the Faculty of Education, Language and Community Services at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. She was a part time Commissioner of the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission from 1994 to 1997 and Chair of the Queensland Ethnic Affairs Ministerial Advisory Committee from 1995 to 1997. Her publications include co-authorship of Minority Languages and Dominant Culture with Cope and Slade (Falmer Press, London, 1989); Cultures of Schooling: Pedagogies for Cultural Difference and Social Access, with Cope, Noble and Poynting (Falmer Press, London, 1990); and Productive Diversity (Pluto Press, Sydney, 1997). Her latest books are an edited collection, with Bill Cope, based on the work of the New London Group, Multiliteracies: Literacy Learning and the Design of Social Futures (Routledge, London, 2000) and A Place in the Sun: Re-creating the Australian Way of Life (Harper Collins, Sydney, 2000).


Presentation Type:
Plenary Session