Jelena Filipović, Ph.D., is a professor of Spanish and Sociolinguistics at the Department of Iberian Studies of the Faculty of Philology, University of Belgrade. Her research interests are in the areas of critical sociolinguistics, language policy and planning, gender studies, Sephardic studies, Hispanic and applied linguistics, interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary qualitative research. She has authored, co-authored and co-edited fifteen books, and published several dozens of articles in academic journals and monographic publications. She has been a visiting professor at the University of Tulsa, USA, Graduate School, Purdue University, USA, UNAM, México, and Graz University, Austria, as well as at several Spanish universities (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Universidad de Granada, Universidad Pompeu Fabra). She has been engaged in a number of national and international projects in the areas of language education policies, minority language policy and planning, gender sensitive language policies, foreign and second language teaching curriculum design and development, language maintenance and revitalization and internationalization of higher education. She is an international expert of the European Center for Modern Languages (ECML) and a member of the Board of Education of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts.