Fred dervin (文德) is professor of multicultural education at the university of helsinki (finland). Dervin also holds several professorships in Australia, Canada, China, Luxembourg, Malaysia and Sweden. In May 2014 he was appointed distinguished professor at Baoji University of Arts and Sciences (China). Prof. Dervin specializes in intercultural education, the sociology of multiculturalism and student and academic mobility. Dervin has widely published in international journals on identity, the ‘intercultural’ and mobility/migration. He has published over 40 books: Politics of Interculturality (co-edited with Anne Lavanchy and Anahy Gajardo, Newcastle: csp, 2011), Impostures Interculturelles (paris: l’harmattan, 2012), Linguistics for Intercultural Education (co-edited with Tony Liddicoat, New York: benjamins, 2013) and Chinese Educational Migration and Student-Teacher Mobilities (ed, Palgrave, 2015). He is the series editor of education beyond borders (peter Lang), Nordic Studies on Diversity in Education (with Kulbrandstad and Ragnarsdóttir; csp) and Post-Intercultural Communication and Education (csp). He is the editor-in-chief with Machart and Byrd-Clark of the International Journal of Bias, Identity and Diversities in Education.