Room: E845
Office hours: by appointment

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 was involved in the establishment of the Centre for Academic English (CAE), which I directed between 2010 and 2017. 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 in education, e.g. English-medium instruction, English for research and publication purposes in multilingual contexts, and the impact of digital media on research-based writing. I am currently working on a monograph for Multilingual Matters, in which I apply a Bakhtinian lens to theorise my research findings in the above-mentioned areas.

I have supervised research projects on topics related to discourse analysis, language teaching and learning, English for specific/academic purposes, sociolinguistics, and other areas of English and applied linguistics. 5 PhD students have completed their projects under my supervision and 3 are currently in progress at Stockholm University and the University of Stavanger. I am happy to receive proposals for new projects.

My current teaching in the Department includes lectures and workshops on research methods, academic writing and courses on “Discourse Analysis”, “English and Multilingualism”, and “Language for Specific Purposes”. I am also coordinating and teaching the PhD theme course 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 four international journals: Applied Linguistics (Oxford University Press), Journal of English for Academic Purposes (Elsevier), Ibérica: Journal of the European Association of Languages for Specific Purposes (AELFE), and the Journal of English for Research Publication Purposes (John Benjamins), as well as the peer-reviewed series in Stockholm English Studies published by Stockholm University Press. At weekends I admire the beauty of Nordic nature in the company of multiple multilingual children.

Selected publications:


Kuteeva, M., Kaufhold, K., Hynninen, N. (Eds.) (2020). Language perceptions and practices in multilingual universities. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan. DOI 10.1007/978-3-030-38755-6






Special issues of peer-reviewed journals:

Kuteeva, M. and Mauranen, A. (Eds.) (2018). Digital academic discourse. A special issue of Discourse, Context and Media, 24.

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 Studies13(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 Purposes22.

Peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters:

Kuteeva, M. (2020). Revisiting the ‘E’ in EMI: Students’ perceptions of standard English, lingua franca and translingual practices. International Journal of Bilingualism and Bilingual Education. 23(3), 287-300.

Kuteeva, M. (forthcoming 2020). Whose English? Whose diversity? Towards a more holistic understanding of Global English. Nordic Journal of English Studies. Special issue on ‘Global English’ edited by A.K. Hultgren.

Soler-Carbonell, J., Björkman, B., & Kuteeva, M. (2018). ”University language policies in Estonia and Sweden: Exploring the interplay between English and national languages in higher education”. Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Communication. 39(1). 29-43.

Hynninen, N. & Kuteeva, M. (2017). “Good” and “acceptable” English in L2 research writing: Ideals and realities in history and computer science. Journal of English for Academic Purposes, 30, 53-65.

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. & 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). Graduate learners' approaches to genre-analysis tasks: Variations across and within four disciplines. English for Specific Purposes32(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 Development33, 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 Purposes31(3), 161-173.

Kuteeva, M. (2011). Teaching and learning in English in parallel-language and ELF settings: debates, concerns and realities in higher education. Ibérica22, 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 Writing20(2), 95–110.

Kuteeva, M. (2011). Wikis and academic writing: changing the writer–reader relationship. English for Specific Purposes30(1), 44-57.