Eva Fjällström
Eva Fjällström

Eva Fjällström

Educational Developer, Doktorand
Luleå University of Technology
Education, Language, and Teaching, VSS-HPC
Department of Arts, Communication and Education, Professional Support
+46 (0)920 493090
A2202A Luleå

Eva Fjällström is a graduate student of English and Education at the Department of Arts, Communication and Education. She is part of a joint PhD program between Luleå University of Technology and Åbo Akademi University in Finland. This program aims to stimulate scientific cooperation and the mobility of researchers and will lead to a double degree from the two universities. Eva has a background as a language teacher and she continues through her research to show interest in issues related to language education and classroom interaction. She is currently working on a dissertation on literary meaning-making in English language classrooms and the specific focus of this work is on how meaning is created in the encounter between texts and readers under specific educational circumstances.  Her work is part of the overarching project "Matching reading strategies with purposes and text types" which explores how teenagers can develop and adapt their reading strategies to manage different types of texts in English. The project is led by Professor Lydia Kokkola and also includes Adrian Rodriguez who focuses on digital literacy. Eva teaches English language courses and courses within the teacher-training programme. She is a member of the Swedish Society for the Study of English (SWESSE), the Finnish Association of Applied Linguistics (AFinLA), the International Society for the Empirical Study of Literature and Media (IGEL), and its Nordic branch IGEL North



MEd, Luleå University of Technology, 2010

MA, Major; English, Luleå University of Technology, 2010


Research Interests

Language education, literature didactics, reading comprehension and response, literacy, reading strategies, participatory research methods, ethnography


Ongoing research

  • Texts, readers and contexts: Literary meaning-making in English language classrooms

  • Matching Reading Strategies with Purposes and Text Types




Conference paper

Developing Concept Inventory Tests for Electrical Engineering (2018)

Extractable Information, Early Results, and Learned Lessons
Fjällström. E, Knorn. S, Staffas. K, Varagnolo. D
Part of: 2018 UKACC 12th International Conference on Control (CONTROL), s. 436-441, 2018, 8516766
Conference paper

Aesthetic and efferent reading in the EFL classroom (2015)

Fjällström. E
Paper presented at : AFinLAs höstsymposium 2015, Helsingfors, 13-14.11 2015
Conference paper

Cultural understanding and cultural bumbs in Swedish Adolescents' responses to Rushdie's Good Advice is Rarer than Rubies (2015)

Fjällström. E
Paper presented at : National Forum for English Studies, Luleå, 20-22 May 2015
Conference paper

Emeralds, rubies and gems of reader engagement (2015)

Fjällström. E
Paper presented at : 19th European Conference on Literacy in Klagenfurt, Austria, 13–16 July 2015
Article in journal

Resisting focalisation, gaining empathy (2015)

Swedish Teenagers Read Irish Fiction
Fjällström. E, Kokkola. L
Children's Literature in Education, Vol. 46, nr. 4, s. 394-409