People

Ph.D, Senior Lecturer, Director of the MA programme

Research Interests

  • Language policy and language regulation
  • Normativity in language
  • Discourse studies
  • Genre

Anna Solin online

M.A., Lecturer

Research interests

  • Finnish-English translation
  • Language and culture of the British Isles
  • Spoken English
  • English for special purposes
  • Lexicography

John Calton online

Ph.D, Senior Lecturer

Research Interests

  • English phonology and phonetics
  • Language variation and change
  • Digital Humanities
  • Quantitative methods
  • Digital leaching and learning

Joseph Flanagan online

Ph.D, Assistant Professor

Research Interests

  • Multimodality
  • Text linguistics
  • Digital humanities
  • Artificial intelligence

Tuomo Hiippala online

Ph.D., Docent, Senior Lecturer

Research interests

  • Corpus linguistics
  • Grammar
  • English for Academic Purposes
  • Language of science
  • Digital Humanities

Turo Hiltunen online

Ph.D., Senior Lecturer

Research Interests

  • English as a lingua franca
  • Academic discourse
  • Language policing and regulation
  • Spoken interaction

Niina Hynninen online

Ph.D., Senior Lecturer

Research Interests

  • Shakespeare
  • Modern drama
  • Drama techniques in language teaching
  • Feminist theory
  • Environmental criticism

Nely Keinänen online

Ph.D., Professor

Research Interests

  • Language variation and change
  • Corpus linguistics
  • Sociolinguistics
  • History of English

Minna Palander-Collin online

Ph.D., University Lecturer

Research Interests

  • Sociolinguistics
  • Language variation and change
  • Language attitudes
  • Language contact
  • Discourse-pragmatic variation
  • Varieties of English

Elizabeth Peterson online

Ph.D., Professor

  • Anglo-American fiction and poetry
  • Narrative and rhetoric
  • Cognitive literary studies
  • Speculative fiction
  • Literary urban, animal and plant studies
  • Interpretation, interdisciplinarity, interarts

Bo Pettersson online

Ph.D, Docent, Senior Lecturer

Research Interests

  • Contemporary British and American literature
  • Cognitive literary studies
  • Narratology
  • Science fiction and fantasy literature
  • Literature and the natural sciences

Merja Polvinen online

Ph.D., Docent, Senior Lecturer

Research Interests

  • British literature
  • John Donne
  • Evelyn Waugh
  • Classical rhetoric
  • Literature and religion
  • Medieval and Renaissance England

Maria Salenius online

Ph.D, Docent, Senior Lecturer

Research Interests

  • American literature
  • Ethics and literature
  • Emotions (especially sympathy and empathy)
  • Disability Studies
  • (Im)migrant literature of the United States (Jewish-American, Chicano/a, etc.)
  • Narrative theory (particularly narrative progression, audience response theories)

Howard Sklar online

Ph.D., Senior Lecturer

  • Pragmatics
  • Genre studies
  • News discourse
  • Historical linguistics
  • Corpus linguistics

Carla Suhr online

Ph.D., Professor

  • Discourse studies and pragmatics
  • Internet pragmatics
  • Applied linguistics
  • Qualitative methods
  • Second language speech and interaction

Sanna-Kaisa Tanskanen online

Tia Svanberg

  • Education coordinator (English Studies & LingDA)
  • MA