Since 2021, I hold the appointment of Director of Studies at the Department for Language Studies. My areas of responsibilities are, e.g., the departments' course offerings, syllabi, and disciplinary matters. I am also the main contact person for all education related matters at the department.
Areas of interest: Cognitive Linguistics, metaphor, discourse analysis, embodied cognition, writing, democracy, children’s language development, sociolinguistics, political metaphor discourse, forensic linguistics, etc.
I am currently involved in a multidisciplinary research project:
A VR-funded project called Writing as nutrition for democracies (VR 2018-03779). In the project, with Eva Lindgren as principal investigator, we investigate opinions on democracy and how the act of writing can be a way of participate in and make a difference in a democratic society. Partcipating in the project is also Carina Hermansson, Peter Ström, Erika Sturk and Anna Nilsson.
I teach sociolinguistics, children’s language development, metaphor (theory and method), academic writing, text analysis, forensic linguistics. I supervise BA- and MA- theses, also theses within teacher education, in Swedish/Scandinavian Languages, Swedish as a second language and English. I also evaluate teacher students in their practical training in schools.
I am currently co-supervisor for Kajsa Törmä's project on linguistic representations of (outer) space from a Cognitive Linguistic perspective.
I am head supervisor for Janica Jokela's project on language policy and planning focussing on Miänkieli.