1) asylum 2.0 and the implication of the internet for the process of asylum seeking practices and the politics of suspicion


2) the institutional responses to super-diversity in urban and non-urban spaces across Europe


3) language, identity and super-diversity in regular primary school classrooms and classrooms for the reception of young third country nationals.


4) e-citizenship apprenticeship, e-inclusion/exclusion through CEFR based applied assessment in the L2 classroom.


Language Globalisation and Superdiversity (MA)

Advancements in Ethnography (MA Res)

The Sociolinguistics of Globalisation (MA Res)

Research Methodology: Interviewing Techniques and Ethnographic Fieldwork (MA)

Discourse and Media Theory (BA)

Digital Literacies (BA)

Doing Research: Skills (BA)

Master thesis circle MCD: Superdiversity and practices of Integration




Spotti, M. (2018). "It's all about naming things right": The Paradox of Web Truths in the Belgian Asylum-Seeking Procedure. In: Gill, N. & A. Good (eds.) Asylum Determination in Europe - Ethnographic Perspectives. London: Palgrave, 69-90

Garcia, O., Flores, N. & M. Spotti (2017) (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Language and Society. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Arnaut, K. M. Sif Karrebaek, J. Blommaert & M. Spotti (2017) (eds.) Engaging Superdiversity: Recombining Spaces, Times and Language Practices. Bristol: Multilingual Matters.

Arnaut, K. & M. Spotti (2015) Superdiversity Discourse. The International Encyclopedia of Language and Social Interaction. Wiley-Blackwell. DOI: 10.1002/9781118611463.wbielsi13.

Spotti, M. (2011). Ideologies of Success for Superdiverse Citizens: the Dutch Testing Regime for Integration and the Online Private Sector. In: Blommaert, J. Rampton, B. & M. Spotti (Eds.) Language and Superdiversity - Special issue of Diversities Journal Vol.13 (2), 39 - 52. Max Plank/UNESCO.

Recent publications

  1. Religion, Nationalism, And ‘Western’ Hate - The Covid-19 Crisis Expla…

    de Ruiter, J. J., Spotti, M., & Vdovychenko, N. (2023). Religion, Nationalism, And ‘Western’ Hate: The Covid-19 Crisis Explained In Russian-Speaking And Arab-Islamic Regions. Rozenberg Quarterly, 1-8.
  2. Lesmodule Superdiversiteit voor Kinderen

    Aarts, R. (Author), Spotti, M. (Author), & Swanenberg, J. (Author). (2022). Lesmodule Superdiversiteit voor Kinderen. Web publication/site, Tilburg University.
  3. Enregistering the pandemic into Russianness

    Spotti, M., de Ruiter, J. J., & Vdovychenko, N. (2022). Enregistering the pandemic into Russianness. Manuscript submitted for publication. In 9th European Conference on Social Media: Conference Proceedings (pp. 1-9)
  4. Language policies and the politics of language practices - Essays in …

    Spotti, M., Swanenberg, J., & Blommaert, J. (2022). Language policies and the politics of language practices: Essays in honour of Sjaak Kroon. Springer International.
  5. Sociolinguistics and Superdiversity - Innovations and Challenges at t…

    Spotti, M., & Blommaert, J. (Accepted/In press). Sociolinguistics and Superdiversity: Innovations and Challenges at the online - offline nexus. In S. Vertovec, F. Messner, & N. Sigona (Eds.), Oxford Handbook of Superdiversity (pp. 1). Article 31 Oxford University Press.

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