Professor

Room: E845
Telephone: +46 (0)8 16 12 30
Telephone and office hours: by appointment

maria.kuteeva@english.su.se

I received my MPhil (1995) and PhD (1999) in English from the University of Manchester, where I also started my university teaching career. I joined the Department of English at Stockholm University in 2008 and have been actively involved in the establishment of the Centre for Academic English (CAE). In 2011 I earned the title of associate professor (Swedish: docent) and became full professor in 2014. 

After completing my PhD, I have worked primarily in the field of applied English linguistics. Over the last decade, my research and publications have focused on the use of English at the international university, academic writing in English as an additional language, the impact of online technologies on academic writing, and discourse analysis of research-based writing. I am interested in the use of English for research and publication purposes in multilingual contexts. Drawing on mixed methods, my current research focuses on the impact of digital media on research-based writing.

I have supervised bachelor, master’s, licenciate and PhD dissertations on topics related to discourse analysis, language teaching and learning, English for specific/academic purposes, sociolinguistics, and other areas of applied linguistics. I am happy to receive proposals for new projects from interested and motivated students.

My current teaching in the Department includes lectures and workshops on research methods, academic writing and Master’s courses on “Discourse Analysis” and “Language for Specific Purposes”. I am also responsible for the PhD theme course on the Dynamics of Multilingualism at the Faculty of the Humanities, which runs in collaboration with the Centre for Research on Bilingualism. Over the past few years, I have designed, taught, and coordinated various courses in English for academic and professional purposes, both for Stockholm University departments and for external organizations.

I currently serve on the editorial boards of two international journals, Journal of English for Academic Purposes (Elsevier) and Ibérica: Journal of the European Association of Languages for Specific Purposes (AELFE), and the peer-reviewed series in Stockholm English Studies published by Stockholm University Press. In my spare time I admire the beauty of Nordic nature in the company of multiple multilingual children.

Selected publications:

Special issues of peer-reviewed journals:

Kuteeva, M. and Mauranen, A. (Eds.) (2019). Digital academic discourse. A special issue of Discourse, Context, and Media.

Kuteeva, M. and Mauranen, A. (Eds.) (2014). Writing for international publication in multilingual contexts. Special issue of Journal of English for Academic Purposes 13.

Kuteeva, M. (Ed.) (2013). English in academic and professional contexts. Special issue of Nordic Journal of English Studies, 13(1).

Kuteeva, M. (Ed.) (2011). Academic English in parallel-language and ELF settings. A special issue of Ibérica: Journal of the European Association of Languages for Specific Purposes, 22.

Peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters:

Soler-Carbonell, J., Björkman, B., & Kuteeva, M. In press (2017). University language policies in Estonia and Sweden: Exploring the interplay between English and national languages in higher education. Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Communication. DOI: 10.1080/01434632.2017.1307844.

Kuteeva, M. (2017). European perspectives on second language writing. In J. I. Liontas (Ed.), The TESOL encyclopedia of English language teaching. John Wiley & Sons. DOI: 10.1002/9781118784235

Kuteeva, M. and Negretti, R. (2016). Graduate students' genre knowledge and perceived disciplinary practices: Creating a research space across disciplines. English for Specific Purposes, 41, 36-41. Winner of the Horowitz prize for the best article of the year.

Kuteeva, M. (2016). Research blogs, wikis, and tweets. In Hyland, K. and Shaw, P. (eds.), The Routledge Handbook of English for Academic Purposes, pp. 433-445. London: Routledge.

Kuteeva, M. (2015). Academic English as “nobody’s land”: The research and publication practices of Swedish academics. In Pló Alastroé, R., and Pérez-Llantada, C. (Eds.), English as a scientific and research language, pp. 261-280. Berlin/Boston: de Gruyter Mouton.

Kuteeva, M., Hynninen, N., and Haslam, M. (2015) . “It’s so natural to mix languages”: Attitudes towards English-medium instruction in Sweden. In A. Linn, N. Bermel, G. Ferguson & C. Hadjidemetriou (Eds.), Attitudes towards English in Europe, pp. 193-212. Berlin/Boston: de Gruyter Mouton.

Kuteeva, M. (2015). “Mythonomer”: Tolkien on myth in his scholarly work. In Shaw, P., Melchers, G., Erman, B. and Sundkvist, P. (Eds.), From clarks to corpora: Essays on the English language yesterday and today, pp. 215-228. Stockholm: Stockholm University Press.

Kuteeva, M. & McGrath, L. (2015). The theoretical research article as a reflection of disciplinary practices: The case of pure mathematics. Applied Linguistics, 36, 215-235.

Kuteeva, M. and Mauranen, A. (2014). Writing for international publication in multilingual contexts: An introduction to the special issue. Journal of English for Academic Purposes, 13, 1-4.

Kuteeva, M. (2014). The parallel language use of Swedish and English: The question of “nativeness” in university policies and practices. Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 35(4), 332-344.

Kuteeva, M. and McGrath, L. (2014). Taming Tyrannosaurus rex: English use in the research and publication practices of humanities scholars in Sweden. Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 33(3/4), 367-389.

Kuteeva, M. and Airey, J. (2014). Disciplinary differences in the use of English in higher education: Reflections on recent language policy developments. Higher Education, 67(5), 533-549.

Kuteeva, M. (2013). Tolkien and Lewis on language in their scholarly work. In Johannesson, N.L., Melchers, G., and Björkman, B. (Eds.), Of butterflies and birds, of dialects and genres: Essays in honour of Philip Shaw, pp. 305-324. Stockholm: Acta Universitatis Stockholmiensis.

Kuteeva, M. (2013). Graduate learners' approaches to genre-analysis tasks: Variations across and within four disciplines. English for Specific Purposes, 32(2), 84-96.

Bolton, K. and Kuteeva, M. (2012). English as an academic language at a Swedish university: parallel language use and the “threat” of English. Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 33, 429-447.

McGrath, L. and Kuteeva, M. (2012). Stance and engagement in pure mathematics research articles: Linking discourse features to disciplinary practices. English for Specific Purposes, 31(3), 161-173.

Kuteeva, M. (2011). Teaching and learning in English in parallel-language and ELF settings: debates, concerns and realities in higher education. Ibérica, 22, 5-12.

Negretti, R. and Kuteeva, M. (2011). Fostering metacognitive genre awareness in L2 academic reading and writing: a case study of pre-service English teachers. Journal of Second Language Writing, 20(2), 95–110.

Kuteeva, M. (2011). Wikis and academic writing: changing the writer–reader relationship. English for Specific Purposes, 30(1), 44-57.

Kuteeva, M. (2010). Raising genre awareness and enhancing writing skills in English for Academic and Research Purposes: Making use of ICT. In T. Bungarten (Ed.). Linguistic and didactic aspects of language in business communication: Proceedings of the 9th International Conference of the European Association of Languages for Specific Purposes. Hamburg: Arbuk.

Kuteeva, M. (2010). Learner perceptions of online collaboration across cultures: Using wikis in ESP courses in Portugal and in Sweden. In A. Linde and R. Crespo (Eds.). Professional English in the European Context: the EHEA challenge (pp. 55-80). Bern: Peter Lang.

Kuteeva, M. (2008). The role of online collaboration in fostering learner independence in ESP. In Ribeiro, M. et al. (Eds.), Aprender ensinando: Dinamicas metodológicas no ensino-aprendizagem das línguas estrangeiras, pp. 97-119. Guarda: Aprolínguas.

Kuteeva, M. and Martins, H. (Eds.). (2007). Teaching and learning LSP: Blurring boundaries. Lisboa: Editora do Ministério da Educação.