Dr Jacqui Luck

Senior Lecturer


LESV111, LTTV421 and LELV202

Area of expertise / Research interests:

Language, Discourse, Identity & Ideology, Language and Curriculum, Language and Decolonisation, Academic Literacies, Language and Knowledge


Jacqueline Lück was Head of Department of Applied Language Studies from 2017 to 2020 and currently is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Linguistics and Applied Linguistics as well as the Deputy Dean in the Faculty of Humanities at Nelson Mandela University. Her PhD from Rhodes University, South Africa, was on inclusion of students into disciplinary knowledge and how language constrains or enables this. 
Her teaching and research interests are Language, Knowledge and Curriculum; Identity, Discourse and Ideology;  Decolonisation of Linguistics and Decolonisation of the Curriculum. She was part of a National Research Foundation project that looks at how knowledge includes or excludes students in higher education. She also works closely with the university’s teaching and learning community in their quest to decolonise and Africanise curriculum and language policy. She is the chairperson of her faculty’s teaching and learning committee. She strives to publish and present at conferences regularly. She has received awards for her teaching and grants for teaching and learning innovations. These grants have assisted her in contributing to the rethinking of Linguistics and Digitisation in the Humanities. She is a Teaching Advancement at Universities fellow and currently serves as Advisor on this national programme that wants to advance scholarly teaching and social justice. She is also collaborating with researchers from NWU, Essex and Michigan universities on a project around the nature of the presence of African linguistics in classrooms globally. She is on the Executive Committee of the Southern African Linguistics and Applied Linguistics Society as well as associate editor of its journal.

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