Languages, Cultures, Workplaces (LCW)

Our research in the field of languages and cultures at workplaces includes interactional, organizational and systemic perspectives and has strong relevance for practice. We build new collaborations between researchers at the Department of English, Germanic and Romance Studies, from Copenhagen Business School (CBS), and in dialogue with external actors.

Our focus is on the role of languages and cultures in real-life work situations such as translation/interpretation, teaching, communication and counseling. We follow a case study approach and design empirical projects in collaboration with external partners (organizations, businesses) and integrating young talents such as MA students, PhD students and Postdoc fellows.

Our objectives are to:

  • Collaborate around research on languages and cultures in workplaces
  • Create awareness within the group and at the department
  • Make available and integrate the spectrum of specialized expertise in ongoing and planned research activities
  • Use these synergies for improving research results, strengthen research-based teaching and achieve funding
  • Promote these results publicly and improve further collaboration (with researchers/other research groups, external partners)

Our regular activities include:

  • Internal brown bag seminars and invited guest lectures
  • Research retreats to design joint research activities
  • Seminars in subgroups to elaborate joint research projects and applications
  • Dissemination and outreach through conferences, publications and other activities directed to the general public, e.g., Forskningens døgn.


  • Language, culture, and the mind (communication, cognition and competency development at workplaces: collaboration, teamwork, and organizational sense-making)
  • Intercultural communication and the changing nature of work (digital information and communications technology, multicultural teamwork, e.g., related to environment and the health sector)
  • Language policies and language diversity at the workplace, including language brokering
  • Cultural teaching, mediation, training, coaching and advice (by intercultural service providers in organizations and businesses)
  • Critical Cultural Studies and decoloniality, especially new epistemologies and cultural practices in social movements, communication and politics
  • Needs analysis as prerequisite and tool for contemplating teaching, training, coaching and policies within the field of languages, cultures and workplaces
  • Language and culture workplace, business and society (conceptualizations of psychological well-being, anxieties, and mental distress worldwide, e.g. in consumer marketing and psychiatry)











Name Title Phone E-mail
Ansotegui Martinez, Maria Elena Part-time Lecturer +4535326616 E-mail
Boisen, Jørn Associate Professor +4535328406 E-mail
Daryai-Hansen, Petra Associate Professor - Promotion Programme +4535334482 E-mail
Hernández-Flores, Nieves Associate Professor +4535328441 E-mail
Kirilova, Marta Associate Professor +4535330329 E-mail
Kraft, Kamilla Assistant Professor   E-mail
Lønsmann, Dorte Associate Professor - Promotion Programme +4535336633 E-mail
Morollon Marti, Natalia Teaching Associate Professor +4522212578 E-mail
Mortensen, Janus Professor +4535334020 E-mail
Schwalbe, Daria Morgounova Postdoc   E-mail
Unger, Martin Carlshollt Part-time Lecturer   E-mail
Wink, Georg Walter Associate Professor +4535329115 E-mail

Affiliated researchers at the University of Copenhagen

Morillas, Miguel

Affiliated researchers at Copenhagen Business School

Glückstad, Fumiko Kano 
Klinge, Alex
Martel, Kerstin
Paunova, Minna
Razmerita, Liana
Smith, Viktor