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Navan N. Govender (SFHEA) is a Lecturer in Applied Language and Literacy Studies at the School of Education, University of Strathclyde (Glasgow, United Kingdom). Navan holds a Bachelor of Education degree (specialising in secondary English teaching), a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Applied English Language Studies, and a PhD in Applied Language & Literacy Education in critical literacies. Their PhD investigated how critical literacy could be used to engage student teachers with issues related to (a)gender & (a)sexual diversity in South Africa. Navan continues to engage in research, teaching, and knowledge exchange in critical literacies (and literacy studies more broadly), multimodality, and English education.
Currently, Navan is working on three main projects that are located in and beyond Scotland:
1. Queer Critical Literacies
2. Monumental: Critical Literacies & Decolonial Praxis
3. Writing Realities (with the Writing for Pleasure Centre)
Specific fields of study include: (queer) critical literacies; multiliteracies & multimodalities; (a)gender & (a)sexual diversity; critical (multimodal) discourse analysis; social semiotics; and social justice education.
Further interests include: culturally responsive/sustainable pedagogies, decoloniality, place-based pedagogies, anti-racism, and intersectionality.
At Strathclyde, Navan teaches on the Professional Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) programme, offering classes in critical literacies and multimodalities as well as a range of English methodology classes for secondary schooling educators. Navan also sits on the faculty's Gender Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (GEDI) Committee.
Beyond Strathclyde, Navan is an active member of the United Kingdom Literacy Association (UKLA) as a co-convener of the Critical Literacy Special Interest Group (SIG), UKLA Regional Representative for West Scotland, and co-convener of the UKLA Publicity & Communications Committee. Navan is also a member of The Anti-Racist Educator, a collective of educational stakeholders engaging in critical and anti-racist education.
Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals
In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):
Doctor of Philosophy, University of the Witwatersrand
Jan 2013 → 8 Dec 2015
Award Date: 8 Dec 2015
Bachelor of Arts, University of the Witwatersrand
Jan 2010 → Jun 2011
Award Date: 22 Jun 2011
Bachelor of Education, University of the Witwatersrand
Jan 2005 → Dec 2009
Award Date: 26 May 2010
UKLA Regional Representative: West Scotland, United Kingdom Literacy Association (UKLA)
Jul 2020 → …
UKLA Critical Literacy Special Interest Group Co-convener, United Kingdom Literacy Association (UKLA)
2020 → …
- critical literacy
- social semiotics
- critical discourse analysis
- social justice
- queer critical literacies
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Banegas, D. L. & Govender, N., 8 Sep 2022, London. 248 p.
Research output: Book/Report › Book
Andrews, G. & Govender, N. N., 25 Jul 2022, Gender Diversity and Sexuality in English Language Education: New Transnational Voices. Banegas, D. & Govender, N. (eds.). 1st ed. London, p. 11-28 24 p.
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter
Govender, Navan (Recipient), 15 Dec 2021
Prize: Fellowship awarded competitivelyFile
1 Jul 2022
Activity: Talk or presentation types › Oral presentation