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PhD Theses

Former PhD students

The following doctoral theses were awarded to these students in the former Discourse and Contemporary Culture doctoral programme (2010-2017):

Sara Højslet Nygaard defended her PhD thesis Friday 17 February 2012

  • Title of the thesis: A multimodal interactional analysis of everyday English grammar teaching practices in five Danish upper secondary school classrooms. Investigating practice in relation to theory and policy on L2 grammar instruction
  • Supervisors: Paul McIlvenny & Hanne Leth Andersen

Laura Bang Lindegaard defended her PhD thesis Tuesday 18 December 2012

  • Title of the thesis: Automobility at the Intersection of Discourse and Governmentality: A study of the accomplishment of rationalities that co-constitute car-dependent mobility in the face of climate change
  • Supervisors: Paul McIlvenny & Inger Lassen

Ole Izard Høyer defended his PhD thesis Friday 14 June 2013

  • Title of the thesis: Living a jazz life: Constructions of identity and genre in face-to-face interviews with Danish jazz musicians of the 1950s
  • Supervisors: Tore Mortensen & Paul McIlvenny

Joar Skrede defended his PhD thesis Friday 16 September 2014

  • Title of the thesis: The Value of Culture: Discourse Approaches to Culture, Capital and Urban Change
  • Supervisors: Paul McIlvenny & Karl Georg-Høyer

Arif Islam defended his PhD thesis Friday 17 August 2015

  • Title of the thesis: Language Policy and Practice in Secondary School Contexts in Bangladesh – Challenges to the Implementation of Language-in-Education Policy
  • Supervisor: Rita Cancino

Lisbeth Kappelgaard defended her thesis Thursday 15 December 2016

  • Title of the thesis: Hvordan har jeg det i dag? – Et diskursstudieperspektiv på selvmonitoreringspraksisser og - teknologie
  • Supervisors: Pirkko Raudasksoki & Helle Wentzer

Bettina Sletten Paasch defended her thesis Friday 16 December 2016

  • Title of thesis: Care and call. A nexus and multimodal interaction analysis of mobile telephony in nurse-patient encounters
  • Supervisors: Pirkko Raudaskoski & Anders Horsbøl

Jesper Frederiksen defended his thesis Friday 16 December 2016

  • Title of thesis: Word choice of Danish university students in L2 English: The role of L1 influence
  • Supervisors: Rita Cancino

Diana Schack Thoft defended her thesis Wednesday 19 April 2017

  • Title of thesis: Involving people with early-stage dementia in qualitative research about their lifeworld perspectives: Development of a participatory research model
  • Joint PhD between Aalborg University and University of Northampton
  • Supervisors: Anders Horsbøl & Jackie Parkers