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Miya Komori-Glatz

Dr. Miya Komori-Glatz

Dr. Miya Komori-Glatz

Senior Lecturer

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After completing my first degree in modern languages at the University of Cambridge, I moved to Austria and continued my studies at the University of Vienna, where I obtained my Mag. Phil. in Romance languages (focusing on Spanish) and then my PhD in English linguistics. During my undergraduate studies I also spent a year at the University of Zaragoza (Spain) and I was awarded a grant as part of the Dr. Maria Schaumayer Internationalisation Programme for Female Doctoral Students to spend five months at the University Complutense de Madrid in 2016.

I joined WU in 2006 and have taught English in various contexts, including as a trainer in firms. At WU, I am the EBC2 coordinator and also teach EBC3. I also offer specialised language coaching and academic proofreading. I contributed to the EBC1 Coursebook and am involved in the current EBC and Business Communication curriculum development processes.

Research Interests

My research focuses on English as a Lingua Franca in academic and business contexts. My dissertation examined how students deal with business content in peer-to-peer interaction and how they build rapport with each other to develop a miniature Community of Practice. My broader research interests include internationalisation in higher education, language and culture contact, and English language teaching.

A full list of publications and research activities can be found in PURE.

Journal article

2023 de Caro, Francesca, Komori-Glatz, Miya. 2023. Language and talent management: perspectives from MNCs in the Italian food production and distribution sector. Read more
2022 Komori-Glatz, Miya, Smit, Ute. 2022. Exploratory Interactive Explaining (EXINTEX): Constructing Disciplinary Knowledge in Two Multilingual University Settings. Read more
2021 Komori-Glatz, Miya, Schmidt-Unterberger, Barbara. 2021. From profiling to pioneering. Read more
2018 Komori-Glatz, Miya. 2018. “Cool my doubt is erased”: constructive disagreement and creating a psychologically safe space in multicultural student teamwork. Read more
2018 Komori-Glatz, Miya. 2018. Conceptualising English as a business lingua franca. Read more
2017 Komori-Glatz, Miya. 2017. (B)ELF in multicultural student teamwork. Read more
2015 Komori-Glatz, Miya. 2015. Exploring the roles of English: English as a lingua franca in master's programmes at WU Vienna University of Economics and Business. Read more

Chapter in edited volume

2023 Komori-Glatz, Miya. 2023. A First Step on the Road to EMEMUS In: Researching English-Medium Higher Education . Hrsg. Dafouz, Emma, Smit, Ute. Read more
2022 Smit, Ute, Komori-Glatz, Miya. 2022. English-medium education in Austria In: English-Medium Instruction in Practice in Higher Education. Hrsg. McKinley, Jim, Galloway, Nicola. Read more
2018 Komori-Glatz, Miya. 2018. Multilingual ELF interaction in multicultural student teamwork at Europe's largest business university In: Using English as a lingua franca in education in Europe. Hrsg. Zoi Tatsioka, Barbara Seidlhofer, Nicos Sifakis & Gibson Ferguson. Read more
2018 Komori-Glatz, Miya, Schmidt-Unterberger, Barbara. 2018. Creating the international managers of tomorrow, today? Stakeholder perspectives on English-medium business education In: English in Business and Commerce: Interactions and Policies. Hrsg. Tamah Sherman & Jirí Nekvapil. Read more
2015 Komori-Glatz, Miya. 2015. Rethinking productive foreign language skills for English-medium business programmes In: Productive Foreign Language Skills for an Intercultural World: A guide (not only) for teachers. Hrsg. Micha¿ B. Paradowski. Read more
2013 Komori-Glatz, Miya. 2013. Between Britain and Australia: Oranges and Sunshine In: Transnational Cinema in Europe. Hrsg. Palacio, Manuel & Türschmann, Jörg. Read more
2011 Komori-Glatz, Miya. 2011. Women in the kitchen: Fettered or free? Gender, order and knowledge in 'Como agua para chocolate' In: Geschlecht - Ordnung - Wissen: Festschrift für Friederike Hassauer zum 60. Geburtstag. Hrsg. Hoffman, Judith & Pumberger, Angelika. Read more
2010 Komori-Glatz, Miya. 2010. Going North: Language and Culture Contact in Spanish Emigration Cinema In: Polyglot Cinema. Hrsg. Berger, Verena & Komori, Miya. Read more

Edited book (editorship)

2010 Berger, Verena, Komori-Glatz, Miya. 2010. Polyglot Cinema: Migration and Transcultural Narration in France, Italy, Portugal and Spain. Read more