Dr. Ekaterina Protassova holds Ph.D. in Philology and Hab. in Pedagogy. She is Adjunct Professor in Russian language at the University of Helsinki. She has authored and co-authored over 300 monographs, articles and book chapters, headed and participated in various international and national projects investigating language pedagogies, child and adult mono- and bilingualism and the role of language and culture in immigrant integration. Her diverse interests brought her to collaborate with researchers and serve as Ph.D. advisor in Estonia, Germany, Israel, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Russia, the USA and others. Her service to the profession includes editorial work for various journals and publishers and organization of seminars and conference panels. The last publications are: Men’shikova, Y.; Protassova, E. (eds.) (2019) Multilingualism and Education. Berlin: Retorika. Nikunlassi, A.; Protassova, E. (eds.) (2019) Russian language in the Multilingual World. Helsinki: University of Helsinki. Mustajoki, A.; Protassova, E.; Yelenevskaya, M. (eds.) (2020) The Soft Power of the Russian Language: Pluricentricity, Potitics and Policies. London: Routledge.