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Dr Iker Erdocia Iniguez

School of Applied Language and Intercultural Studies

Name: Dr Iker Erdocia Iniguez
Department: School of Applied Language and Intercultural Studies
Role: Academic Staff
Phone Number: 01 700 5311
Email Address: iker.erdocia@dcu.ie
Room: C2120
Campus: DCU Glasnevin Campus

Biographical Details

Iker Erdocia, BA, MA, MPhil, PhD, is Assistant Professor and Assistant Director of Research at the School of Applied Language and Intercultural Studies (SALIS). He is responsible for the PhD Programme. Before joining Dublin City University, he held the position of Invited Teacher at Université de Montréal (2013-2016). He was awarded the Spanish Lecturer Grant by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Spain.

Since he joined SALIS in 2016, Iker's research has adopted a multidisciplinary approach to language. His areas of interest and PhD supervision include language policy, language ideologies, and language education in multilingual contexts. He welcomes applications from prospective PhD students interested in these fields. His research has been published in journals including Language Policy and Current Issues in Language Planning, among others. He has also recently published a book on language teacher education. His investigation was awarded the ASELE (Association of Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language) prize for the best PhD in 2015-16. Iker's current projects focus on language policy in education, medium of instruction languages, and language rights and groups of immigrant origin.

Iker is Secretary of the Irish Association for Applied Linguistics, Treasurer and Executive Committee member of the Language Policy SIG of the British Association for Applied Linguistics, and member of the Applied Linguistics Research Group in DCU.

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