Gaston Bacquet works as an associate tutor at the University of Glasgow, where he supervises master’s dissertations within the teaching english to speakers of other languages (TESOL) programme, and where he is also a first-year PhD student in education. His research seeks to develop inclusive teaching practices in Latin American classrooms using an intersection of critical pedagogy and non-Western knowledge, such as Eastern philosophy and indigenous knowledge. He holds a master’s degree in TESOL from University College London; his dissertation sought to investigate the link between motivation and autonomy in second-language learners. He has taught English as a second language in Chile, Saudi Arabia, Myanmar, Japan and the UK. He is also an internationally certified yoga instructor.