Olga Solovova


Olga Solovova is a member of the Humanities, Migrations and Peace Studies Research Group. MA in Descriptive Linguistics (Sociolinguistics and Sociology of Language), PhD in Modern Languages and Literatures (Sociolinguistics), University of Coimbra, Portugal. Her PhD thesis examines language-in-education policies in Portugal that sustain the existence of complementary schools for Eastern European immigrant children, looks at the spaces for languages other than dominant ones provided in the language and migration policies of the Portuguese state, European legislation, and in that of post-Soviet states. Solovova is a researcher within the Portuguese team of the European project ILOCALAPP- Incidentally Learning Other Cultures and Languages through an App, funded by Erasmus+ and coordinated by the University of Bologna, Italy. This project aims to create an app for guiding international mobility students around the European university cities. At CES, Olga Solovova co-coordinates, together with Dr Maria José Carvalho (North-South Library) the organisation and implementation of the annual series of advanced training workshops specially designed for early career researchers. Her research interests include language ideologies and policies, the discursive construction of cultural identity in multilingual societies, multilingual and biliterate literacy practices, and semiotic approaches to the social construction of space.

Latest Publications

Article in Scientific journal

Solovova, Olga; Santos, Joana Vieira; Veríssimo, Joaquim (2018), "Publish in English or perish in Portuguese: Struggles and constraints on the semiperiphery", Publications, 6, 2, 25

Article in Scientific journal

Solovova, Olga (2018), "Opening up ideological spaces for multilingual literacies at the margins of the Portuguese education system? Ethnographic insights from a Russian complementary school", International Journal of Sociology of Language, Special issue "Discourses about Literacy: Critical, Historical and Ethnographic Research in Brazil, Portugal and Timor-Leste"

Article in Scientific journal

Solovova, Olga (2017), "Ideologias em marcha: fotografias a documentar a viagem de refugiados/as", O Drama dos/as Refugiados/as na Europa, Cescontexto-Debates, 18, 19-28