About Elisabeth Barakos
I am sociolinguist, discourse analyst and trained English and Spanish language teacher dedicated to research on multilingualism and language policy in education and the world of work, with over 15 years of research and teaching experience across universities in the UK, Germany and Austria. I believe in critically engaging with the social role of language, what people think about language and what they do with it. For me, language is a point for articulating and living out ideologies, historical power relations between speakers as well as inequalities. Language is always political.
From October 2023, I will be Guest Professor in English Linguistics at the University of Vienna, Austria.
PhD in Applied Linguistics, Vienna University, Austria (2014)
MA English and Spanish, Vienna University, Austria (2009)
Academic career and positions
10/2023 – 12/2023 Guest Professor in English Linguistics, Department of English and American Studies, University of Vienna, Austria
01/2020 – 01/2023 Postdoctoral Research Assistant, Faculty of Education, University of Hamburg / Germany
09/2019 – 08/2021 Research Fellow in Applied Linguistics, School of Languages and Social Sciences, Aston University / UK
09/2015 – 08/2019 Lecturer in Applied Linguistics, School of Languages and Social Sciences, Aston University / UK
10/2009 – 08/2015 Research and Teaching Assistant, Institute for English Business Communication, WU Vienna / Austria