Christina Hedman

PhD, professor of Swedish as a Second Language, Department of Teaching and Learning, Stockholm University

Christina Hedman holds a position as full Professor of Swedish as a second language at the Department of Teaching and Learning, Stockholm University, Sweden. Drawing from critical sociolinguistics, her research centers on multilingual language learning from educational and critical perspectives.

A research focus has been on the language, literacy and literary educational provisions aimed at students with migration backgrounds in Sweden, such as Swedish as a Second Language, Language Introduction, and Mother Tongue Instruction. Recent research projects include, amidst other, a collaborative project on Critical Multilingual Language Awareness among migrant adolescents (SU–Cambridge Collaborative Research Grants Scheme); Visual Resources in Language Teaching for Adults (the Swedish Institute for Educational Research); Children with Migration Background in Schools for Students with Intellectual Disability: A New Research Field (the Swedish Research Council), and Reinterrogating Language Education in Adulthood through the Lens of Critical Sociolinguistics and Disability Studies (the Swedish Research Council). In the latter projects, critical sociolinguistics and language educational perspectives intersect with critical disability studies. This research is also informed by Linguistic Ethnography. In CUEEd-LL, Christina co-supervises one of the PhD students.

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