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Tommaso Milani

Professor

Tommaso Milani
Professor , Deputy Head
tommaso.milani@svenska.gu.se
+46 31 786 4418

Room number: E308
Postal Address: Box 200, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Renströmsgatan 6 , 41255 Göteborg


Department of Swedish (More Information)
Box 200
405 30 Göteborg
www.svenska.gu.se
svenska.exp@svenska.gu.se
Visiting Address: Renströmsgatan 6 , 412 55 Göteborg

About Tommaso Milani

I joined the Department of Swedish at the University of Gothenburg in August 2017. My research interests include language politics, language ideologies, language, gender and sexuality (with a focus on masculinities), Critical Discourse Analysis, multimodality, and performativity theory.

I completed my PhD at Stockholm University in 2007 with a thesis entitled "Debating Swedish: Language Politics and Ideology in Contemporary Sweden". The thesis explored the ways in which language politics, language ideology and national identity are entwined in debates over the Swedish language. After Stockholm, I moved to the University of Leeds in the United Kingdom where I was a Post-Doctoral Fellow on a large project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) on the ways in which multilingualism is thematised on a website created by the BBC with the aim of promoting linguistic diversity in the United Kingdom.

After Leeds, I moved to the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. There I conducted research on the ways in which gender, sexuality and race are imbricated in public spaces (online communities for men who are looking for other men, queer feminist protests against mainstream LGBT Pride parades, etc.)

I am co-editor (with Susan Ehrlich, York University) of the journal Language in Society, and I sit on the editorial board of the following journals:

African Studies
Critical Discourse Studies
Discourse, Context & Media
Feminist Theory
Fórum Linguístico
Gender and Language
International Journal of Critical Diversity Studies
Journal of Homosexuality
Journal of Language and Discrimination
Journal of Language and Politics
Journal of Language and Sexuality
Journal of Multilingual Theories and Practices
Language, Culture and Society
Language Policy
Linguistic Landscape
Multilingual Margins
NORDAND – Nordiska språk som andraspråk
NORMA: International Journal for Masculinity Studies
Revista Indisciplina em Linguística Aplicada
Southern African Linguistics and Applied Language Studies 

 

Research projects

Citizen and democracy education for newly arrived adult migrants? A policy ethnographic study of Civic Orientation in three urban municipalities in Sweden (VR - dnr 2018-04091)

The role of language in segregation and gentrification processes: linguistic landscapes in Gothenburg, Sweden (VR - dnr 2018-01169)

Latest publications

Intersectionality, affect and discourse
Kristine Køhler Mortensen, Tommaso M. Milani
The Cambridge Handbook of Discourse Studies ed. by Anna De Fina and Alexandra Georgakopoulou, Cambridge ; New York , Cambridge University Press, Chapter in book 2020
Chapter in book

Språkkrav som migrationspolitiskt verktyg
Maria Rydell, Tommaso M. Milani
Perspektiv på skolans problem Vad säger forskningen?, Lund, Studentlitteratur, Chapter in book 2020
Chapter in book

Making the threatening other laughable: Ambiguous performances of urban vernaculars in Swedish media
Rickard Jonsson, Anna Gradin Franzén, Tommaso M. Milani
Language & Communication, Journal article 2020
Journal article

The semiotics of spatial turbulence: Re/deterritorializing Israel-Palestine at a South African University
Natalija Cerimaj, Tommaso M. Milani, E. Dimitris Kitis
Reterritorializing Linguistic Landscapes: Questioning Boundaries and Opening Spaces ed. by David Malinowski and Stefania Tufi, London, Bloomsbury, Chapter in book 2020
Chapter in book

Youth language
Rickard Jonsson, Henning Årman, Tommaso M. Milani
Routledge handbook of linguistic ethnography ed. by Karin Tusting, London, Routledge, Chapter in book 2020
Chapter in book

No-go zones in Sweden: The infectious communicability of evil
Tommaso M. Milani
Language, Culture and Society, Journal article 2020
Journal article

Language ideology and public discourse
Tommaso M. Milani
The Concise Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics ed. by Carol Chapelle, Hoboken, Wiley Blackwell, Chapter in book 2020
Chapter in book

Mediatizing intersectionality
Marie Maegaard, Tommaso M. Milani, Kristine Køhler Mortensen
Discourse, Context & Media, Journal article 2019
Journal article

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2018

Linguistic citizenship in Sweden: (De)constructing languages in a context of linguistic human rights
Tommaso M. Milani, Rickard Jonsson
The multilingual citizen : towards a politics of language for agency and change / edited by Lisa Lim, Christopher Stroud and Lionel Wee., Bristol, UK , Multilingual Matters, Chapter in book 2018
Chapter in book

The banality of evil-Revisited
Tommaso M. Milani
Book of Abstracts of the International Conference "Words, Images and Ideology of Populism 3.0", Naples 23-24 February 2018, Conference contribution 2018
Conference contribution

Queering language, gender and sexuality: Theory and practice
Tommaso M. Milani
Queering Language, Gender and Sexuality, Sheffield, Equinox, Chapter in book 2018
Chapter in book

2017

Queering multilingualism and politics: Regimes of mobility, citizenship and (in)visibility
Tommaso M. Milani, Erez Levon
The Routledge Handbook of Language and Politics / edited by Ruth Wodak, Bernhard Forchtner, Abingdon, Routledge, Chapter in book 2017
Chapter in book

Space/place matters
Tommaso M. Milani, Quentin E. Williams, Christopher Stroud
Multilingual Margins, Editorial letter 2017
Editorial letter

Queering critique: Discourse, body, affect
Tommaso M. Milani
Ceci n'est pas une festschrift. Texte zur Angewandten und Romanistischen Sprachwissenschaft für Martin Stegu / Peter Handler, Klaus Kaindl, Holger Wochele (Hrsg.) , Berlin, Logos, Chapter in book 2017
Chapter in book

Fatal masculinities: A queer look at green violence
Scott Burnett, Tommaso M. Milani
ACME: An International E-Journal for Critical Geographies, Journal article 2017
Journal article

Critical geographical queer semiotics
Martin Zebracki, Tommaso M. Milani
ACME: An International E-Journal for Critical Geographies, Journal article 2017
Journal article

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