Malgorzata Lahti Profile

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Malgorzata  Lahti,  Ph.D., works  as  Senior  Lecturer  in  Communication  at  the  Department  of Language  and  Communication  Studies,  University  of  Jyväskylä,  Finland.

Malgorzata Lahti

She currently teaches courses on small group and team interaction with a focus on professional settings. She has extensive experience designing and running courses in  intercultural  communication,  and  she has  co-run international  master’s programmes (Intercultural Communication; Language, Globalisation and Intercultural  Communication)  offered  by  the  department.  Lahti is a member of the teaching and research network European Masters in Intercultural Communication (EMICC), and she offers a course on diversity in workplace interactions as part of the annual EMICC exchange program Eurocampus. She is also a member of the board of the Nordic Network for Intercultural Communication.

Lahti’s 2015 doctoral dissertation, Communicating Interculturality in the Workplace, won the Best Dissertation of the Year Award at the University of Jyväskylä. Her research interests  include interculturality  and  multilingualism  in  professional  and  academic  contexts,  critical  approaches  to intercultural communication, as well as face-to-face and technology-mediated team interaction. In her ongoing research projects she is exploring knowledge construction in interactions of a cleaning team. She also applies the perspective of interculturality to the study of interprofessional teamwork in health care.  Together with Mélodine Sommier and Anssi Roiha, Lahti recently co-edited a special issue in the Journal of Praxis in Higher Education and a book with Routledge on the topic of teaching critical interculturality in higher education.

Selected publications:

Lahti, M., & Valo, M. (2017). Intercultural workplace communication. In          M. C. Green & K. Fitzgerald (Eds.), Oxford research encyclopedia of communication. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

Lahti, M. (2020). Diversity and social interaction at work. In L. Mikkola & M. Valo (Eds.), Workplace communication (pp. 110-122). New York: Routledge.

Lahti, M., Olbertz-Siitonen, M., & Laitinen, K. (Hosts). (2021, November 23). Communicating interculturality (No. 3) [Audio podcast]. In Vuorotellen. Prologos.fi.

Sommier, M., Lahti, M., & Roiha, A. (Eds.). (2021). From ‘intercultural-washing’ to meaningful intercultural education: Revisiting higher education practice (Special Issue). Journal of Praxis in Higher Education3(2).

Shirahata, M., & Lahti, M. (2022). Language ideological landscapes for students in university language policies: Inclusion, exclusion, or hierarchy. Current Issues in Language Planning, 1-21. DOI: 10.1080/14664208.2022.2088165.

Sommier, M., Roiha, A., & Lahti, M. (Eds.). (2023). Interculturality in higher education: Putting critical approaches into practice. London: Routledge.


Work for CID:
Malgorzata Lahti is the co-author of KC107: Interculturality and of a Guest Post on Implementing Critical Approaches to Interculturality in Higher Education.

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