LECTURER, ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
I am responsible for KTH's pre-sessional course in Study Skills and English*, which runs in August every year. In term-time, I teach courses in Rhetoric, Professional English, Academic Writing, and Technical Communication. I also tutor at the Centre for Academic Writing* and have collaborated on Epigeum's online course in English for Academic Studies*.
I am passionate about language and communication and have studied English, French, German, Persian*, Portuguese, Spanish, and Swedish. I am also interested in the ways that English functions as a lingua franca and the changing role of English nativer-speaker norms in lingua-franca settings.
My KTH-related research is focused on Languages for Specific Purposes (LSP) and the specific communication needs of engineers. I am a founding member of the Global Engineers Language Skills network (GELS)* and am currently working on its BADGE project. This is a three-year Erasmus+ KA2-funded project with the ultimate aim of inspiring language and communication education at engineering schools and departments. I have presented the GELS network's progress at various international conferences.
* See the portfolio for more details.
English for Writing and Presenting a Degree Project in Science and Engineering (LS2439), examiner, course responsible, teacher | Course web
Rhetoric - Speaking and Writing for Impact (LS1465), examiner, course responsible | Course web