Subject taught on this MA

Qualitative Research Methods

Research Area

My research focuses on the qualitative analysis of language policy and practice in multilingual contexts. My perspective is critical, which means that I focus on language as a means for the production and reproduction of social inequalities. I use sociolinguistic ethnography as a research approach, which allows me understand in depth the complexity of language issues in specific socioinstitutional contexts. Ethnographic methods involve the collection of interviews as well as observational, visual, textual and audio/video-recorded interactional data, and tries to incorporate the viewpoints and voices of as many social actors as possible.

Dissertation Supervision

I would be happy to supervise students interested in the following areas:

  • Language learning, policy and practice in the neoliberal era.
  • Processes of multlingualisation of education.
  • The sociolinguistics of English as a global language and its uses/ideologies in specific localities.
  • Multilingual communication in institutional spaces.
  • Practices and ideologies of inter- and transcultural communication.

Recent Postgraduate Supervision



  • L. Menna (with T. van Dijk, 2017- ): La clase migrante trabajadora: autonom√≠a y solidaridad en el centro de Barcelona.


  • A. Sunyol (2019): Multilingualism, Elitism and Ideologies of Globalism in International Schools in Catalonia: An Ethnographic Study. International Doctorate.
  • M.R. Garrido (2014): Emmaus as an Imagined Transnational Community: Language, Interdiscursivity and Stratification in a Social Movement. International Doctorate.


Completed (2012-20)

  • J. McDaid: ‘”Trying to stay ahead and stay relevant”: Aspirations, expectations and practices in and around an English-immersion rugby summer camp in Ireland’ (2020)
  • A. Trostyanskaya: ‚ÄėAn ethnographic study of a volunteer language camp in the Russian Federation‚Äô (2018)
  • L. Lechat: ‚ÄėThe self-confidence and linguistic difficulties of French graduates in English immersed in an Anglophone country: A qualitative study‚Äô (2017)
  • Rassadina (with E. Pladevall): ‚ÄėFocus on form in CLIL and EFL instruction: A case study in Catalonia‚Äô (2017)
  • J. Lozano: ‚Äė‚ÄĚCreate, invest, work, learn, research, smile‚ÄĚ. Do it in Barcelona: Narratives on educational and personal trajectories of mobile students taking postgraduate courses in English‚Äô (2012)
  • H. el Bakhouti: ‚ÄėGlobalization and the Spread of English in Morocco: Evidence from Education and the Media Space in Rabat‚Äô (2012)

Academic Activities

  • Chair, EDiSo (Asociaci√≥n de Estudios sobre Discurso y Sociedad/Associa√ßao de Estudos sobre Discurso e Sociedade).
  • Deputy Chair Catalan Sociolinguistics Society (Institut d’Estudis Catalans)
  • Visiting professor at Universities of Lausanne (CH), Fribourg (CH), and Toronto (CA).

Research Projects


  • Project title: English Immersion as Family Language Policy: Strategies, Mobilities and Investments (ENIFALPO)
    Principal investigators: Dr Eva Cod√≥ & Dr Ana Mar√≠a Rela√Īo Pastor
    Funding agency: MICCIN (Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación)
    Project reference: PID2019-106710GB-I00
    Amount of funding: 35.800‚ā¨
    Duration: 01/06/2020 – 01/06/2022
    Participating universities: UAB (SP), Castilla-La Mancha (SP), Southampton University (UK), University of Bristol (UK) and University College London (UK).
    Participation role: principal investigator
  • Project title: Linguistic equality in contexts of political transition
    Principal investigator: Dr Mireille McLaughlin (University of Ottawa).
    Funding agency: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRCC).
    Amount of funding: $229 673
    Duration: 01/04/2019-31/03/2024
    Participating universities: Ottawa, Moncton (CA), Aston University (UK), UAB (SP)
    Participation role: international collaborator


  • Project title: Multilingual education in the global era: Markets, desire, practices and identities among Spanish adolescents in two autonomous communities (MUEDGE), coordinated research project
    Principal investigator: Dr Eva Cod√≥ (UAB) ‚Äď coordinated project PIFunding agency: Ministerio de Ciencia e InnovacioŐĀn
    Duration: 01/01/2014-31/12/2018.
  • Project title: The appropriation of English in Catalan schools: A multilingual, situated and comparative approach (APINGLO-Cat)
    Principal investigator: Dr Eva Cod√≥ (UAB) ‚Äď sub-project 1 PI
    Funding agency: Ministerio de Ciencia e InnovacioŐĀn
    Project reference: FFI2014-54179-C2-1-P
    Amount of funding: ‚ā¨38.000
    Duration: 01/01/2014-31/12/2018

Recent Publications  

See https://pagines.uab.cat/evacodo for a complete list.

  • Cod√≥, Eva (in press, 2021) Localizable vs non-localizable English: New inequalities in ‚Äėdemocratizing‚Äô access to English in Spanish education. For Rubdy, R. & R. Tupas (eds.). World English: Ideologies. Bloomsbury World English Series, volume III: London: Bloomsbury.
  • Cod√≥, Eva (2020) The dilemmas of experimental CLIL in Catalonia. For Jaspers, J. (ed.)¬†Linguistic dilemmas and chronic ambivalence in the classroom.¬†Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development. DOI:¬†https://doi.org/10.1080/01434632.2020.1725525¬†
  • Cod√≥, Eva and Andrea Sunyol (2019) ‚ÄúA plus for our students‚ÄĚ: The construction of Mandarin Chinese as an elite language in an international school in Barcelona. For E. Barakos and C. Selleck (eds.) Special issue “Elite Multilingualism: Discourses, Practices and Debate. Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development 40(5): 436-452.
  • Sunyol, Andrea and Eva Cod√≥ (2019) Fabricating neoliberal subjectitivities in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. For L. Mart√≠n Rojo and A. Del Percio (eds.) Language, and Neoliberal Governmentality. London: Routledge, pp. 135-161.
  • Cod√≥, Eva (2018) The intersection of global mobilities, lifestyle and ELT work: A critical examination of language instructors’ trajectories. For Moyer, M. (eds.) “Language, Mobility and Work”. Special issue of Language and Intercultural Communication 18(4): 436-450.
  • Cod√≥, Eva (2018) Language awareness in multilingual and multicultural organisations. For Garret, P. and J.M. Cots (eds.) The Routledge Handbook of Language Awareness. Abingdon, Oxon and New York: Routledge, pp. 467-481.
  • Cod√≥, Eva (2018) Language policy and planning, institutions and neoliberalization. For Tollefson, J. and M. P√©rez-Milans (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Language Policy and Planning, pp. 467-484.
  • Cod√≥, Eva and Adriana Pati√Īo-Santos (2018) CLIL, unequal working conditions and neoliberal subjectivities in a state secondary school. Language Policy, 17(4): 479-499.
  • Garrido, M. Rosa and Eva Cod√≥ (2017) Deskilling and delanguaging African migrants in Barcelona: Pathways of labor market incorporation and the value of global English. For Giampapa, F. and S. Canagarajah (eds.) “Skilled Migration and Global English”. Special issue of Globalisation, Societies and Education, 15(1): 29-49.
  • Cod√≥, Eva and Miguel P√©rez-Milans (2014) Multilingual discursive practices and processes of social change in globalizing institutional spaces. Special issue of the International Journal of Multilingualism 11(4), 381-474.
  • Cod√≥, Eva and Adriana Pati√Īo-Santos (2014) Beyond language: Class, social categorisation and academic achievement in a Catalan high school. Linguistics and Education 25: 51-63.