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Mai Trang Vu

Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in Teacher Education, ESL/EFL/EAL



Works at

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

My PhD thesis, entitled Logics and Politics of Professionalism: The case of university English language teachers in Vietnam (2017), is in Sociology of Education, exploring the dynamics between (university English) teacher professionalism, teacher knowledge, and higher education policies and practices.
Research interests: Teacher education, Teacher professionalism and Teacher professional development, Critical pedagogy, The multilingual classroom, Education policy, English as a(n) Second/Foreign/Additional Language​

I teach on Teacher Education programmes and supervise Masters dissertations examensarbete. I also teach Academic Writing on undergraduate programmes and at doctoral level.

Besides, I published Vietnamese translations of English literature as a professional hobby.


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

National Geographic Society Early Career Research Grant, 2018

Invited reviewer for: TESOL QuarterlyProfile: Issues in Teachers' Professional DevelopmentKulturella PerspektivEducation InquiryHeliyon Education; and Íkala, Revista de Lenguaje y Cultura Journal.

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
Umeå: Universitetspedagogik och lärandestöd (UPL), Umeå universitet 2017
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