† Jan Blommaert was Professor of Language, Culture and Globalization at Tilburg University, the Netherlands. He also held appointments at Ghent University (Belgium), University of the Western Cape (South Africa) and Beijing Language and Culture University (China). He was Director of Babylon, Center for the Study of Superdiversity, and in that capacity also the coordinator of an International Consortium on Language and Superdiversity. He has investigated superdiversity in both online and offline contexts, and his work has addressed issues and phenomena in Europe, Africa, and Asia. He was a visiting faculty member and taught in the Ph.D. in Language and Communication.