Short CV/Education and training

Academic degrees:

  • 2001
    MA / Cand.mag. in linguistics, University of Copenhagen

  • 2009
    PhD in child language, the acquisition of Danish as a second language, and Language Socialization


  • 1997 – 2001
    Student assistant at Danmarks Nationalleksikon A/S (The national encyclopedia)

  • 2000 – 2001
    Secretary for the research network Iconicity and structure, The Functional Grammar Circle, University of Copenhagen

  • 2002
    Teacher in Danish as a second language, Hillerød Internationale Ungdomsskole

  • 2002 – 2003
    Academic project employee for the Ministry of Education

  • 2002 – 2004
    External lecturer; Institute of Nordic Philology, University of Copenhagen

  • 2004 – 2008
    PhD candidate; Institute for Nordic Studies and Linguistics, University of Copenhagen

  • 2009
    External lecturer; Institute for Nordic Studies and Linguistics

  • 2009 – 2012
    Post doc; Department of Scandinavian Studies and Linguistics (INSS), Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen; financed by FKK

  • 2012 – 2013
    Associate professor (substitute); Department of Scandinavian Studies and Linguistics (INSS), Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen

  • Since 2012
    Associate professor; Department of Scandinavian Studies and Linguistics (INSS), Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen

Selected publications

  • "Don't speak like that to her!" Linguistic minority children's socialization into an ideology of monolingualism. Journal of sociolinguistics. 2013.

  • Authority relations: The mono-cultural educational agenda and classrooms characterized by diversity; w/Jens Normann Jørgensen. Naldic Quarterly. 2012.

  • "What's in your lunch box today?": Health, respectability and ethnicity in the kindergarten classroom. Journal of Linguistic Anthropology 22(1). June 2012.

  • Lasagne for breakfast: Respectability and cultural norms of eating practices in the primary classroom. Food, Culture and Society: An International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research 16(1). 2013.

  • Polylanguaging in Superdiversity; Diversities 13 (2): 22-37. W/ J.N. Jørgensen, M.S. Karrebæk, L.M. Madsen, J.S. Møller. 2011.

  • It farts: The situated management of social organization in a kindergarten peer group. Journal of Pragmatics 43: 2911-2931; 2011.

  • Iconicity and structure in code-switching. International Journal of Bilingualism 7/4 2003.

Selected projects

  • Mother Tongue Education in the Superdiverse Metropolis Copenhagen, 2012 – 2015

  • Becoming a school-child, Post doc project 2010 – 2012

  • Becoming a kindergartner, Ph.D. project 2002 – 2008

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Other activities and achievements/family

  • Two children, from 2001 and 2004. Married.


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