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Research interests

1) asylum 2.0 and the implication of the internet for the process of asylum seeking practices and the politics of suspicion

2) the institutional responses to super-diversity in urban and non-urban spaces across Europe with a specific focus on regular primary school classrooms and classrooms for the reception of young third country nationals.

3) e-citizenship apprenticeship, e-inclusion/exclusion and the process of enregisterment - through CEFR based language testing ? of newly arrived migrants in discourses of morality and national belonging.


From Jan. 2012: Assistant Professor, Dept. of Culture Studies and Deputy Director of Babylon - Centre for Studies of the Multicultural Society, Faculty of Humanities, Tilburg University.

From Jan. 2012: Deputy Director, Babylon - Centre for the Study of Superdiversity, Faculty of Humanities, Tilburg University, The Netherlands.

From January 2011 - Dec. 2012: Researcher at the Social Media and Discourse Unit, Dept. of Languages, Jyväskylä University

From Feb. 2010 - Dec. 2010: Post-Doctoral Researcher within the Fi.Di.Pro scheme (Finland Distinguished Professor Scheme)  at the Dept. of Languages, Jyväskylä University

From Sept. 2008 - May 2009: post-doctoral fellow for the Centre for International Mobility (CIMO) Dept. of Languages, Jyväskylä University.

From Sept 2007 - Dec. 2012: researcher / education co-ordinator at Babylon - Centre for the Study of the Multicultural Society / Faculty of Arts, Tilburg University. 

From Sept. 2004 - Sept. 2007: PhD Candidate, Dept. Taal en Cultuur, Faculteit der Letteren, Tilburg University, The Netherlands.   


Lecturer for the following courses:

Language Globalisation and Superdiversity (MA)

Advancements in Ethnography (MA Res)

Research Methodology: Ethnographic Research (MA)

Discourse and Media Theory (BA)

Digital Literacies (BA)

Doing Research Skills (BA)

Master thesis circle MCD: Superdiversity and practices of Integration

Current courses

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PhD supervision

Completed PhD supervision

Jasmina Maric (ext. promovendus) on the construction of social capital among the members of two serbian migrant communities online in Sweden.

Currently supervising:

Leo Kunming (int. promovendus DCU) on being posh or kamp? The dynamics of identification economy amongst chinese Weebo users.

Peter Szabo (ext. promovendus TSH) European Multilingualism as Discursive and Social Practice: An Ethnographic Analysis of Multilingualism in the European Parliament.


External PhD Committees


Internal PhD Committees

External positions

Council for the Dutch Language and Literature (Taalunie/Raad voor de Nederlandse Taal en Letteren)

1 Dec 201731 Dec 2022


  • Language And Minorities
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Education
  • Italian
  • E-Learning
  • Discourse Studies
  • Ethnic Minority Groups
  • Authenticity
  • Language Testing
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Ethnographic Research
  • Citizenship
  • Superdiversity
  • Identity
  • Ict In Education


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