About Elisabeth Barakos
I am sociolinguist and discourse analyst dedicated to research on language policy, multilingualism in education and the world of work. 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.
I am currently postdoctoral researcher at the University of Hamburg, Germany, as part of the DivER (Diversity in Education) research group.
I am also the co-founder of the BAAL (British Association for Applied Linguistics) Special Interest Group on Language Policy. Feel free to join the group and debate.
PhD in Applied Linguistics, Vienna University, Austria (2014)
MA English and Spanish, Vienna University, Austria (2009)
Academic career and positions
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