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.

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Education

  • 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