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. Scaling practices in language encounters

    Singh, J. N., & Spotti, M. (2020). Scaling practices in language encounters. Applied Linguistics Review.
  2. Educational environments as contested multicultural discursive spaces…

    Spotti, M., & Kroon, S. (2020). Educational environments as contested multicultural discursive spaces: toward the enregisterment of identities into conditions of immobility. Journal of Multicultural Discourses, 15(4), 347-353.
  3. Educational environments as contested multicultural discursive spaces

    Spotti, M., & Kroon, S. (2020). Educational environments as contested multicultural discursive spaces. Journal of Multicultural Discourses, 15(4).
  4. Enregisterment into Dutchness - integrational discourses in volunteer…

    Spotti, M., & Van Rooij, E. (2020). Enregisterment into Dutchness: integrational discourses in volunteer-run Dutch language classes. Journal of Multicultural Discourses, 15(4), 391-403.
  5. Interactional regimes of sociolinguistic behaviour - An ethnographic …

    Spotti, M. (2020). Interactional regimes of sociolinguistic behaviour: An ethnographic exploration of the scales at play across the spaces of an asylum-seeking centre. Applied Linguistics Review.

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