Janica Nordstrom

PhD candidate

Research Assistant


Phone: +61 2 9036  5300


Building.Room: A35.509


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


  • 2011 - Judge's Award for Best Poster, Learning Technology Research Fest, University of Sydney

  • 2012-2013 - Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) ($23.728PA)

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

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

  • 2013 - Best research paper award, Research Student Forum, University of Sydney

  • 2014 - ALAA (Applied Linguistics Association of Australia) Travel Scholarship, to present at the AILA World Congress 2014, Brisbane

Thesis work

Project title Degree Supervisor
Negotiations of identity in online learning environments: Studying Swedish online in a K-12 community language school PhD Associate Professor Ken Cruickshank

Selected publications

Journal articles

Conference papers

  • Nordstrom, Janica. (2014). Teachers caught in the middle: Language teacher positioning in school contexts among conflicting language ideologies (unpublished paper). In . Brisbane, Australia, 11-15 August 2014.
  • Nordstrom, Janica. (2013). Flexible Bilingualism Through Multimodal Practices to Negotiate Participation: Online Community Language Schools in the K-12 context (unpublished paper). In International Symposium on Bilingualism. NTU, Singapore, 10-13 June, 2013.
  • Nordstrom, Janica. (2013). Online learning in community language schools: Multimodal strategies to negotiate participation and identities. In AILA-Europe Junior Research Meeting. Trinity College Dublin, 18-20 June, 2013.