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Supervisors

Here you will find more information about areas in which we offer supervision expertise. Please note that the list is for guidance only; PhD projects within other areas are still considered. You are welcome to contact a potential supervisor if you are interested in applying to the PhD program

Literature


Katarina Gregersdotter

Research interests:
a. Crime fiction
b. Feminist literature
c. Canadian literature
d. Gender and sexuality studies
e. Critical whiteness studies

Heidi Hansson

Research interests:
a. Irish literature
b. Women's literature
c. Nineteenth-century literature
d. Travel writing
e. Book history

Malin Isaksson

Research interests:
a. French 20th- and 21st-century litterature
b. Fan studies
c. Reception studies
d. Narratology
e. Gender and sexuality studies

Virginia Langum

Research interests:
a. Medieval and Early Modern Literature
b. Middle English
c. Medicine and Literature
d. The Body

Van Leavenworth

Research interests:
a. Gothic literature from the 19th century to the present
b. Adaptations of literary Gothic works in other media forms

Elena Lindholm

Research interests:
a. Spanish feminist literature
b. Spanish early 20th-century literature
c. The history of women’s literature
d. Exile, nation and memory
e. Post-colonialism

Maria Lindgren Leavenworth

Research interests:
a. Fan studies
b. Remediation
c. Travel literature
d. Intertextuality
e. Cognitive literary studies

Aleksei Semenenko

Research interests:
a. Russian literature and culture
b. Satire and censorship
c. Translation theory
d. Shakespeare
e. Semitics, interdisciplinary perspectives

Berit Åström

Research interests:
a. Motherhood studies
b. Mascuinity studies
c. Science fiction
d. Literature for children and young adults
e. Early Modern Literature

Educational Work
 

Lena Granstedt

Research interests:
a. Multicultural and multilingual perspectives within education
b. Action research
c. Pedagogical work regarding Swedish as a second language

Kirk Sullivan

Research interests:
a. Higher educational pedagogy and practices
b. Communication supporting practices in and outside of the classroom
c. Bridging disciplinary perspectives
d. Language, special needs and school practices
e. New students in Sweden
f. International comparative studies
g. Language Impairment in Multilingual Society

Mai Trang Vu

Research interests:
a. Teaching English as a Second/Foreign/Additional Language 
b. Multilingual classroom
c. Teacher education 
d. Teacher professionalism and Teacher professional development
e. Higher education teaching and learning approaches
f. Education policy

Sami Studies
 

Per Axelsson

Research interests:
a. Indigenous health
b. Sami history
c. Identity and categorisation
d. International comparisons
e. Medical humanities
f. Colonialisn/decolonization

Coppélie Cocq

Research interests:
a. Folklore and cultural forms of expression
b. Digital expressions
c. Narrativity and storytelling
d. Critical studies of Sami research

Anna-Lill Drugge

Research interrests:
a) Indigenous research ethics
b) Gender
c) Media/representation
d) School/education
e) Critical Indigenous Studies

Patrik Lantto

Research interests:
a. Sami history
b. Indigenous studies
c. Education
d. Indigenous rights and exploitation

Kristina Sehlin MacNeil

Research interests:
a. Indigenous methodologies and ethics
b. Conflicts and power relations
c. Extractions industries and indigenous lands r
d. Extractive, structural and cultural violence
e. International comparisons

Krister Stoor

Research interests:
a. Jojk, performance
b. Sami and indigenous music
c. Traditional knowledge
d. Narrative analyses
e. Subsistence

Kirk Sullivan

Research interests:
a. Multilingual writing and literacies in Sápmi
b. Learning to become a multilingual writer in Sápmi
c. Comparative indigenous studies relating to speaking, reading and writing

Åsa Össbo

Research interests:
a. Sami history
b. The use of and rights to land in Sápmi
c. Critical perspectives on extraction of natural resources
d. Indigenous methodologies and decolonization

Language Teaching and Learning
 

Marlene Johansson Falck

Research interests:
a. Applying Cognitive Linguistics to Second Language Teaching and Learning
b. Metaphor; conceptual metaphor, lexical metaphor
c. Language and embodied/ecological/spatial cognition
d. Prepositions
e. Corpus linguistics

Yvonne Knospe

Research interests:
a. First and second language writing, focus on German as a foreign language
b. Writing, special needs and school practices
c. Special needs and multilingual learners

Eva Lindgren

Research interests:
a. Writing in a first and foreign language
b. Writing, special needs and school
c. Cognitive and linguistic perspectives, writing processes and text analysis
d. School and out-of-school contexts; the impact of exposure on foreign language development.

Ingmarie Mellenius

Research interests:
a. Language development and school practices

Annika Norlund Shaswar

Research intererests:
a. Swedish as a second language
b. Multilingualism, translanguaging
c. Second language development in informal contexts and formal educational contexts
d. Literacy from a sociocultural and critical perspective
e. Basic literacy education for adult second language learners
f. Teaching practices in teacher education
g. Linguistic and cultural diversity in higher education
h. Mother tongue tuition
i. Genre pedagogy

Peter Ström

Research interests:
a. Text and discourse analysis
b. Textbook analysis
c. Literacy and writing in school context
d. Teaching practice of grammar

Kirk Sullivan

Research interests:
a. Language teaching and learning and school practices
b. Language teaching and learning in higher educational, particularly doctoral studies
c. First and second language writing, including the processes of multilingual writing
d. Writing, special needs and school practices
e. Language, special needs and school practices
f. Multilingual writing and literacies in Sápmi
g. Learning to become a multilingual writer in Sápmi
h. Language Impairment in Multilingual Society

Ingela Valfridsson

Research interests:
a. Perspeactives on writing in a second langauge: processes and products
b. Understandings of grammatical concepts
c. Language awareness
A focus on German as a second language. Vor allem Deutsch als Fremdsprache.

Linguistics
 

Per Ambrosiani

Research interests:
a. Russian history and modern linguistics 
b. Comparative linguistics with focus on Slavic languages
c. Translation studies with focs on Russian and other Slavic languaages

Daniel Andersson

Research interests:
a. Language anthropology
b. Socio-onomastics
c. Paremiology
d. Narrative research
e. Environmental humanities
f. Language and identity
g. Language and gender

Per Boström

Research interests:
a. Cognitive Linguistics
b. Metaphor/Metonymy (Conceptual metaphor, Discourse Dynamic metaphor research)
c. Conversation analysis
d. Discourse analysis
e. Language and Embodied Cognition
f. Sociolinguistics
g. Language and gender

Jonas Carlquist

Research interests:
a. Analyses of non-fictional texts
b. Philology
c. Political approaches to language and language maintenance
d. Syntax
e. Argumentation

Lars-Erik Edlund

Research interests:
a. Nordic place names
b. Nordic dialects
c. Nordic language history
d. Nordic etymology
e. Nordic history of text

Bettina Jobin

Research interests:
a. Morphology in Germanic languages with focus on German
b. Historical linguistics and grammaticalization in German and other Germanic languages
c. Language and gender
d. Translation studies with focus on German

Marlene Johansson Falck

Research interests:
a. Cognitive Linguistics
b. Metaphor; conceptual metaphor, lexical metaphor
c. Language and embodied/ecological/spatial cognition
d. Corpus Linguistics
e. Prepositions
f. Applying Cognitive Linguistics to second language teaching and learning

Leila Kantola

Research interests:
a. Psycholinguistics
b. Language processing in perception and production
c. Word recognition and sentence processing
d. Lexical and syntactic priming

Ingmarie Mellenius

Research interests:
a. The mental lexicon
b. Language acquisition
c. Lexical semantics
d. Forensic linguistics
e. Morphology

Maria Rosenberg

Research interests:
a. Morphology and semantics, focus on word formation in Swedish and French
b. Contrastive linguistics and Translation Studies
c. Corpus linguistics
d. First language acquisition

Peter Ström

Research interests:
a. Text and discourse analysis
b. Workplace literacy and writing
c. Academic literacy and writing

Kirk Sullivan

Research interests:
a. First and second language writing processes, including multilingual writing
b. Forensic linguistics
c. Health communication
d. Linguistic and cognitive aspects of medical humanities
e. Speech and language acquisition
f. Writing, special needs and school
g. First and second language phonetics
h. Language Impairment in Multilingual Society

Hanna Söderlund

Research interrests:a. Language and gender
b. Discourse analysis (critical, feminist)
c. Conversation analysis
d. Humour
e. Sport science
f. Multimodality
g. Rhetoric

Mikael Vinka

Research interests:
Formal linguistics with emphasis on generative syntax and morphology. Focus on Saami is a priority, but not a necessity. This can be coupled with field linguistics and language documentation in a revitalization context.