Assistant Professor

Room: E810
Telephone: +46 (0)8 16 36 09

Kathrin Kaufhold received a PhD in Linguistics from Lancaster University/UK in 2013. She investigated how master’s students negotiate personal interests, writing-related experiences and the requirements of their academic departments while completing their thesis. Her research interests include academic writing development, professional/institutional communication, multilingualism, practice theory, and qualitative research methods. Kathrin has been teaching in the fields of Applied Linguistics and Education since 2003.


Kaufhold, K. (2018). Creating translanguaging spaces in students’ academic writing practices. Linguistics and Education, 45, 1-9.

Kaufhold, K. (2017). Interdisciplinary postgraduate writing: Developing genre knowledge. Writing & Pedagogy, 19(2), 251-274.

Kaufhold, K. (2017). Tracing interacting literacy practices in master’s dissertation writing. London Review of Education, 15(1). Available online

McGrath, L. & Kaufhold, K. (2016). English for Specific Purposes and Academic Literacies: Eclecticism in academic writing pedagogy. Teaching in Higher Education. doi: 10.1080/13562517.2016.1198762.

Mattick, K.L., Kaufhold, K., Kelly, N., Cole, J.A., Scheffler, G., Rees, C.E., Bullock, A., Gormley, G.J. & Monrouxe, L.V. (2016). Implications of aligning full registration of doctors with medical school graduation: A qualitative study of stakeholder perspectives. BMJ Open, 2016: 6e010246. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2015-010246.

Kaufhold, K. (2015). Conventions in postgraduate academic writing: European students' negotiations of prior writing experience at an English speaking university. Journal of English for Academic Purposes, 20, p. 125-134.

Kaufhold, K. (2015). Making sense of my thesis: Master’s level thesis writing as constellation of joint activities. In T. M. Lillis, K. Harrington, M. R. Lea & S. Mitchell (Eds.), Working with academic literacies: Case studies towards transformative practice. West Lafayette: Parlor Press.​

Monrouxe, L.V., Bullock, A., Cole, J., Gormley, G., Kaufhold, K., Kelly, N., Mattick, K., Rees, C.E., Scheffler G., Jefferies, C., Kostov, C., Mann, M., Grundy, L.J., John, Z., Panagoulas, E. (2014) How Prepared are UK Medical Graduates for Practice? Final report from a programme of research commissioned by the General Medical Council.

Simpson, J., Dyer, C. & Kaufhold, K. (2013). Mobile language practices in Gujarat: Developing the capacity to aspire. Hillary Place Papers (1). Available online:

Kaufhold, K., McCulloch, S. & Tominc, A. (Eds.) (2011). Papers from the Lancaster University Postgraduate Conference in Linguistics and Language Teaching. Volume 5: Papers from LAEL-PG 2010. Lancaster: Lancaster University.

Kaufhold, K., O’Rourke, R., Walker, A., Lau, L., Le Bek, Bajanki, S., A. & Dimitrova, V. (2009). Supporting the process of academic writing through semantic social scaffolding. In: Proceedings of the 2009 conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education: Building Learning Systems that Care: From Knowledge Representation to Affective Modelling IOS, Amsterdam: Press Amsterdam.


SU-SLL 2017 funded project 'Mediating access to healthcare for newly arrived migrants: Evaluating Stockholm County Council’s communication campaign 2015/16' with Karolina Wirdenäs (SU) and Anette Karlsson (SLL). See here for more information.