I have been at Tilburg University since the 1990's and am now a professor in the Department of Culture Studies. I work on multiculturalism, more specifically on how it affects people's communication habits and their language use. I teach about these topics in the BA and MA programs Online Culture and in the Research MA that Tilburg shares with Radboud University Nijmegen, on Language and Communication. I'm also one of the coordinators of that program. In my research I work together with PhD students and colleagues here and abroad, and I am currently the editor of an international journal on bilingualism. My main scientific interest is in how to combine the many different academic disciplines that, often independently, contribute insights about multiculturalism, and how to translate that into my teaching.