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Mai Trang Vu



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Associate professor at Department of Language Studies Units: English
A, Humanisthuset, korridor HF2 Umeå universitet, 901 87 Umeå

I defended my PhD thesis in 2017 at Umeå University, Department of Language Studies and School of Education. The thesis, entitled Logics and Politics of Professionalism: The case of university English language teachers in Vietnam, is in Sociology of Education, exploring the dynamics between teacher professionalism, teacher knowledge, and higher education policies and practices.
Since then, I have also been working with other areas including critical pedagogy, inclusive education, gender, and internationalisation.
Research interests: Teacher professionalism, Teacher professional development, Teacher agency, Critical pedagogy, The multilingual classroom, Education policy, English as a(n) Second/Foreign/International Language
PhD (2017): Department of Language Studies and School of Education, Umeå University, Sweden
MA English Language Teaching (2004): School of English and School of Education, University of Nottingham, UK
BA English Studies (2001): College of Foreign Languages, Vietnam National University, Hanoi, Vietnam

Reviewer/Member of Editorial Review Board of several international journals in the field.

RELC Journal A Journal of Language Teaching and Research in Southeast Asia, Sage Publications 2021, Vol. 52, (3) : 574-587
Vu, Mai Trang
Pedagogy, Culture & Society
Vu, Mai Trang; Pham, Thi Thanh Thuy
Quality in Higher Education, Taylor & Francis Group 2019, Vol. 25, (3) : 324-339
Vu, Mai Trang
Nordic Journal of Information Literacy in Higher Education, Vol. 11, (1)
Vu, Mai Trang; Olsson, Magnus
European Educational Research Association (EERA) 2019
Vu, Mai Trang; Sandström, Karyn
English language teacher preparation in Asia: policy, research and practice, London: Routledge 2018 : 261-277
Vu, Mai Trang
Universitetspedagogiska konferensen 2017: undervisning i praktiken – föreläsning, flexibelt eller mitt emellan?, Umeå: Universitetspedagogik och lärandestöd (UPL), Umeå universitet 2017 : 54-55
Bindler, Annika; Vu, Mai Trang; Olsson, Magnus
Doktorsavhandlingar i pedagogiskt arbete, 73
Vu, Mai Trang
‘Teacher Education from a Global Perspective’, Teacher Education Policy in Europe (TEPE) network, University of Malta, 19-21 May 2016
Vu, Mai Trang
Critical inquiry In Language Studies, Taylor & Francis Group 2016, Vol. 13, (2) : 132-156
Vu, Mai Trang
European Educational Research Association (EERA): 2016
Vu, Mai Trang
Språkdidaktik: researching language teaching and learning, Umeå: Department of Language Studies, Umeå University 2015 : 43-60
Deutschmann, Mats; Vu, Mai Trang
Transitions in Teacher Education and Professional Identities, Brussels, Belgium: ATEE - Association for Teacher Education in Europe 2015 : 483-492
Vu, Mai Trang
The Journal of Asia TEFL, Asia TEFL org. 2014, Vol. 11, (4) : 89-108
Vu, Mai Trang; Pham, Thi Thanh Thuy
British Council “Teacher Competency Frameworks: Developing Excellence in Teaching” Conference, Kuala Lumpur, February 26–27, 2013
Vu, Mai Trang; O'Rourke, John
The Teacher Trainer Journal, Vol. 26, (2) : 7-8
Vu, Mai Trang
New Directions: assessment and evaluation: a collection of papers, London: British Council 2011 : 121-128
Vu, Mai Trang

English Language Teacher Education

Meriterad lärare, Umeå University, appointed ht 2022