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Department of Language Studies


Aleksei Semenenko, associate professor

Associate professor in Russian Literature; PhD in Russian Literature from Stockholm University (2007).

Andreas Nuottaniemi, doctoral student

I am a doctoral student in applied linguistics with an emphasis on teaching and learning Swedish as a second language. I also teach courses in Swedish as a second language for undergraduate students.

Annika Norlund Shaswar, associate professor

I am a senior lecturer in Language didactics, teacher educator and research leader of Litum. My research centers on second language development, multilingualism and literacy.

Berit Aronsson, associate professor
Berit Åström, associate professor

Associate Professor of English Literature. My research is in gender studies and cultural studies with a focus on motherhood studies. 

Bettina Jobin, associate professor

As a senior lecturer at the department I teach German linguistics and culture both on campus and online. 

Carla Jonsson, professor

Professor in Educational Work.

Research interests: multilingualism in education and work life, minority languages, Swedish as a second language, translanguaging, linguistic ethnography.


Christina Karlberg, administrative coordinator
Daniel Kjellander, doctoral student

I am a PhD candidate in English Linguistics with a special interest in semantics and word formation. My area of research is cognitive mechanisms behind lexical blends (e.g. 'brunch' and 'brexit').

Elena Lindholm, associate professor

Docent in Hispanic literature and senior lecturer in Spanish at the Department of Language Studies
Research Coordinator at the Faculty of Arts, Dean's Office

Elisabeth Nilsson, lecturer (absent), doctoral student (absent)
Emma Strömqvist, financial administrator
Eric Pudney, associate professor
Erika Sturk, lecturer (absent), doctoral student

I have a background as a teacher, as a coordinator of literacy networks, and as a teacher educator. My research interests include writing education and discourses of writing in policy and practice.

Florence Sisask, lecturer

I teach French and Swedish as a second language. I'm also the department's international coordinator and study counselor. Furthermore I do research on 19th century French female writers.

Giovanni Fort, associate professor
Görel Sandström, associate professor

Senior Lecturer in General Linguistics

Assistant Director of Studies, General and Applied Linguistics and Swedish as a Second Language

Hampus Holm, research student, lecturer
Hanna Outakoski, associate professor

Mun lean davvisámegiela oahpaheaddji ja máŋggagielatvuođa ja čállinoahpahusa dutki. I am senior lecturer of North Sámi. I do research on multilingualism and literacy instruction in a minority context.

Hanna Söderlund, associate professor

Researcher in applied lingustics with focus on power relations and gender in conversations about humour and sports.

Heidi Hansson, professor

I am Deputy Vice-Chancellor of education and have responsibility for equal opportunities. My role also includes third-stream activities and internationalisation of education.

Ingela Valfridsson, lecturer

I teach German and Language didactics. I am also coordinator for teacher education and for minority languages as well as assistant director of studies for Finnish, Meänkieli, Sami, Spanish and German.

Jenny Hartman, postdoctoral fellow
Jenny Siméus, associate professor

Senior Lecturer in English Literature.

Jenny Sperens, doctoral student

I am a PhD student in English. My field of research is Brittish literature, with an interest in representations of gender and specifically representations of masculinity and boyhood.

Jonas Carlquist, professor

Professor in Scandinavian languages

José Gamboa, associate professor
Juanita Vélez Olivera, doctoral student

Doctoral researcher interested in Latin American and Anglosaxon 20th century poetry. Language learning enthusiast.

Kaisa Huuva, doctoral student
Kajsa Törmä, doctoral student
Krister Stoor, associate professor

Director of Várdduo - Centre of Sámi Research and associate professor at the Department of Language Studies/Sámi dutkan. Intellectual Indigenous traditions is my research interests. 

Lacey Okonski, postdoctoral fellow

I am a Postdoc jointly funded by the Language Studies Department and Humlab, a technical environment specifically for digital humanities.

Lars-Erik Edlund, professor

Researches dialects and place names within the northern Scandinavian areas, including spotlighting different language landscapes. Focus lies on the Scandinavian languages.

Leila Kantola, associate professor
Lena Granstedt, associate professor
Lenita Jensen, financial administrator
Line Lindgren, human resources administrator
Linn Bonna, study administrator
Magnus Nordström, IT systems administrator
Mai Trang Vu, associate professor

Current project: "Gender bias in English textbooks in Vietnam" (supported by a grant from the National Geographic Society, Grant No. HJ-127EE-17).

Malin Isaksson, associate professor

Senior Lecturer of French. My research interests span contemporary French literature, fan fiction, and reception studies.

Manar Halwani, doctoral student (absent)
Mareike Jendis, associate professor
Maria Levlin, associate professor
Maria Lindgren Leavenworth, associate professor

I am Associate Professor/Reader in English literature. From 2016 I am also Director of Studies at the PhD level.

Maria Rosenberg, associate professor

My research areas cover morphology, lexical semantics, language acquisition, as well as contrastive and corpus linguistics, and have a particular focus on word-formation.

Maria Stridsman, doctoral student

Doctoral researcher in Language Learning and Teaching. Research interests: vocabulary, young learners, corpus linguistics and Cognitive Linguistics.

Maria Svensson, associate professor
Marie Figaro, study administrator
Marlene Johansson Falck, associate professor

I am an Associate Professor/Reader in English Linguistics in the Department of Language Studies.

From fall 2017, I am also Deputy Head of Department. 

Merja Torvinen, lecturer

Lecturer in Finnish language.

Per Ambrosiani, professor

Professor of Russian

Per Boström, associate professor

Metaphor researcher. Love researcher. Lecturer. 

Peter Ström, associate professor
Robert Eckeryd, senior research assistant
Sejla Kilim, doctoral student (absent)
Sofia Rova, study administrator
Susanne Haugen, associate professor
Tamara Andersson, postdoctoral fellow

Postdoctor in literature.

Tuija Määttä, associate professor
Ulrika Ivarsson, adjunct lecturer
Van Leavenworth, associate professor

I am Assistant Professor in English literature at the Department of Language Studies. I teach courses in literature, cultural studies, academic writing and language proficiency at all levels.

Vera Holmberg, study administrator
Yvonne Knospe, associate professor

I am a senior lecturer in language, reading and writing development with a focus on special needs teachers’ profession.