Dr Erika Kalocsányiová

Dr Erika Kalocsányiová PhD

Research Fellow

Key details

Dr Erika Kalocsányiová

Research Fellow

Dr Erika Kalocsányiová has been a Research Fellow with the Institute for Lifecourse Development since May 2020.  

Erika joined the university as an Enterprise & Partnerships Fellow in February 2020. Her research focuses primarily on displaced and refugee students' transitioning and re-integration into higher education. She has also been involved in research on multilingual pedagogies, adult language acquisition, and the ability of language to reproduce or challenge social inequalities. Erika has an ongoing interest in intercultural communication in healthcare and mental health education.    

Erika obtained her PhD in Linguistics at the University of Luxembourg, where she examined the linguistic integration processes and outcomes of forced migrants who arrived in the country during the 2015-2016 refugee crises.

Posts previously held

  • February 2020 – April 2020, Enterprise & Partnerships Fellow, Institute for Lifecourse Development, University of Greenwich
  • December 2015 – November 2019, Doctoral Researcher, Institute for Research on Multilingualism, University of Luxembourg

Responsibilities within the university

Research Fellow with ILD | Centre for Mental Health & Centre for Thinking and Learning.


  • LANGSCAPE network
  • IMISCOE research network
  • Centre for Research & Enterprise in Language

Research / Scholarly interests

Erika has extensive experience in linguistic integration research and is skilled in a variety of qualitative research methods, including interviewing, stakeholder mapping, thematic, critical discourse and conversation analysis, ethnography, and various participatory research methods. Her research interests include linguistic repertoires and multilingual creativity, multiple language acquisition, language minority students' educational integration, and intercultural communication in education and healthcare.

Recent publications


Essex, Ryan , Kalocsányiová, Erika, Rumyantseva, Nataliya, Jameson, Jill (2021), Trust amongst refugees in resettlement settings: A systematic scoping review and thematic analysis of the literature. Springer Nature. In: , , , . Springer Nature, Journal of International Migration and Integration ISSN: 1488-3473 (Print), 1874-6365 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s12134-021-00850-0).

Essex, Ryan , Kalocsanyiova, Erika, Timberlake, Frances, Wellander, Marta (2021), UK offshore immigration detention: why the medical community should act now. SAGE. In: , , , . SAGE, Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, 114 (7) . pp. 344-346 ISSN: 0141-0768 (Print), 1758-1095 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1177/0141076821994271).

Kalocsányiová, Erika and , Shatnawi, Malika (2020), ‘He was obliged to seek refuge’: an illustrative example of a cross-language interview analysis. SAGE Publications. In: , , , . SAGE Publications, Qualitative Research ISSN: 1468-7941 (Print), 1741-3109 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1177/1468794120952020).

Kalocsanyiova, Erika and , (2018), At the borders of languages: the role of ideologies in the integration of forced migrants in multilingual Luxembourg. Taylor & Francis. In: , , , . Taylor & Francis, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 46 (9) . pp. 1903-1920 ISSN: 1369-183X (Print), 1469-9451 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/1369183X.2018.1510307).

Kalocsanyiova, Erika and , (2017), Towards a repertoire-building approach: multilingualism in language classes for refugees in Luxembourg. Taylor & Francis. In: , , , . Taylor & Francis, Language and Intercultural Communication, 17 (4) . pp. 474-493 ISSN: 1470-8477 (Print), 1747-759X (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/14708477.2017.1368149).

Book section

Kalocsányiová, Erika and , Shatnawi, Malika (2022), Transcribing (multilingual) voices: from fieldwork to publication. Multilingual Matters. In: , , In: Prue Holmes, Judith Reynolds, Sara Ganassin (eds.), The Politics of Researching Multilinguall. Multilingual Matters, . ISBN: 9781800410145 (doi: https://centerforinterculturaldialogue.org/2019/05/29/cfp-the-politics-of-researching-multilingually/) NB Item availability restricted.

Kalocsanyiova, Erika and , (2020), Researching forced migrants’ trajectories: encounters with multilingualism. Nomos. In: , , In: Christian Wille, Birte Nienaber (eds.), Border Experiences in Europe: Everyday Life - Working Life - Communication - Language. Nomos, Baden-Baden , 1 (1) (1st) . pp. 217-236 . ISBN: 9783848754441 (doi: https://doi.org/10.5771/9783845295671-217).

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