Professor Arlene Archer

Associate Professor

I am a Professor in Applied Linguistics and the coordinator of the Writing Centre at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. My research employs a multimodal social semiotic perspective to interrogate issues around social justice, academic writing and academic literacies in Higher Education. I have over 80 publications, including four edited books, and I have served as the PI on six internationally funded projects. I am a co-founding editor of the SAGE journal Multimodality and Society and serve on four editorial boards. I am a B1 NRF -rated researcher.

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