Dr Janica Nordstrom

PhD (Sydney)
Lecturer

A35 - Education Building
The University of Sydney


Biographical details

Dr. Janica Nordstrom is a lecturer at the School of Education and Social Work where she is teaching in the field of language, literacy and diversity. After completing her MA and MEd at the University of Växjö (Sweden), she taught in secondary schools and adult second language education before completing her PhD at The University of Sydney. Her ethnographic doctoral studies focused on community language schools and online education.

She is currently involved in research projects focusing on language education in Australian schools as well as academic literacies in tertiary education.

Research interests

minority language education, online education, multilingualism, identity, ethnography, multimodality

Teaching and supervision

Courses currently or previously taught at the University of Sydney

EDSE2003 - Literacy and Diversity

EDSE4046 - Language, Literacy and Diversity

EDSE4044 - Information Technology in Schools

EDMT5678 - Literacy and Numeracy: Seconary Schools

Awards and honours

  • 2013 - SWEA (Swedish Women's Educational Association) scholarship for Research in Swedish Language, Literature and Society (US$10,000)

  • 2013 - Michael Clyne memorial travel grant, to present at the International Symposium on Bilingualism 9 (ISB9), Singapore

  • 2012-2013 - Australian Postgraduate Award (APA)

  • 2012 - Judge's Award for Best Poster, Learning Technology Research Fest, University of Sydney

Selected publications

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Book Chapters

  • Nordstrom, J. (2017). Participant observations in community language schools in Australia. In J. Conteh (Eds.), Researching education for social justice in multilingual settings: Ethnographic principles in qualitative research. London: Bloomsbury.

Journals

  • Nordstrom, J. (2016). Parents' reasons for community language schools: Insight from a high-shift, non-visible, middle-class community. Language and Education, 30(6), 519-535. [More Information]
  • Nordstrom, J. (2015). Flexible bilingualism through multimodal practices: Studying K-12 community languages online. International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 18(4), 395-408. [More Information]

2017

  • Nordstrom, J. (2017). Participant observations in community language schools in Australia. In J. Conteh (Eds.), Researching education for social justice in multilingual settings: Ethnographic principles in qualitative research. London: Bloomsbury.

2016

  • Nordstrom, J. (2016). Parents' reasons for community language schools: Insight from a high-shift, non-visible, middle-class community. Language and Education, 30(6), 519-535. [More Information]

2015

  • Nordstrom, J. (2015). Flexible bilingualism through multimodal practices: Studying K-12 community languages online. International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 18(4), 395-408. [More Information]

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