Ashraf Abdelhay is an Associate Professor of Linguistics and Arabic Lexicography at the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies in Qatar. His research focuses on the cultural politics of language in Sudan with specific emphasis on the intersection of policy discourses, ideologies and power relations. Sinfree Makoni teaches in the Department of Applied Linguistics and Program in African Studies at Pennsylvania State University and is an Extraordinary Professor at the University of the North West, South Africa. His main areas of research are language and politics, the intersection between language and health, and philosophies about language.Cristine Severo is an Associate Professor at the Department of Portuguese at the Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil, and Researcher at the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development, Brazil. She has conducted research on colonial linguistics, language policy, African languages and resistance.