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dr. M. Spotti

Assistant Professor 

Tilburg School of Humanities
Department of Culture Studies



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 with a specific focus on regular primary school classrooms and classrooms for the reception of young third country nationals.



3) e-citizenship apprenticeship, e-inclusion/exclusion and the process of enregisterment - through CEFR based language testing ? of newly arrived migrants in discourses of morality and national belonging.


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Principal publications

  • Spotti, M. & J. Blommaert (2017) Bilingualism, Multilingualism, Globalization, and Superdiversity: Toward Sociolinguistic Repertoires. In: Garcia, O., Flores, N. & M. Spotti (Eds) The Oxford Handbook of Language and Society. New York:Oxford University Press, 161-178.
  • Arnaut, K. & M. Spotti (2015) Superdiversity Discourse. The International Encyclopedia of Language and Social Interaction. Wiley-Blackwell. DOI: 10.1002/9781118611463.wbielsi138
  • Spotti, M. (2011) Modernist language ideologies, indexicalities and identities: Looking at the multilingual classroom through a post-Fishmanian lens. Applied Linguistics Review 2.Vol.2, 29-50.
  • 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.
  • Spotti, M. (2008). Exploring the construction of immigrant minority pupils? identities in a Flemish primary classroom. Journal of Linguistics & Education, 19(1), 20-36.

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Last amended: 10 April 2017