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
Language education, literature didactics, reading comprehension and response, literacy, reading strategies, participatory research methods, ethnography
Texts, readers and contexts: Literary meaning-making in English language classrooms
Matching Reading Strategies with Purposes and Text Types