Navan Govender


  • United Kingdom

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Personal Statement

Navan N. Govender is a Lecturer in the School of Education at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom. He holds a Bachelor of Education degree (specialising in secondary English teaching), and Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Applied English Language Studies, and a PhD in Applied Language & Literacy Education in the field of critical literacy. His PhD investigated how critical literacy could be used to engage student teachers with issues related to sex, gender and sexual diversity in South Africa. Currently, he is working to understand critical literacy's role in Scottish English language and literacy education as well as in initial teacher education.

Specific fields of study include: literacy studies; critical literacies; multiliteracies, multimodalities and visual literacies; transmodality; representation, gender and sexual diversity; critical discourse analysis; sociolinguistics; social semiotics; and social justice education. 

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. 


  • critical literacy
  • social semiotics
  • representation
  • social justice
  • discourse
  • power
  • multimodality
  • transmodality

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Research Output

Critical transmodal pedagogies: student teachers play with genre conventions

Govender, N. N., 1 May 2020, In : Multimodal Communication. 9, 1, 20190009.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Can you see a social issue? (Re)Looking at everyday texts

    Govender, N., 22 Oct 2019, Glasgow, Scotland

    Research output: Other contribution

  • Activities

    UKLA conversations Series: Teaching & Learning Online in ITE

    Navan Govender (Recipient)
    Jun 2020 → …

    Activity: Other activity typesTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation

    Critical Literacy & Close Reading (webinar)

    Navan Govender (Speaker)
    Apr 2020 → …

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk