Language Centre

Lahti Malgorzata, lecturer (on family leave until 31.3.2018)


  • PhD in Speech Communication (University of Jyväskylä)
  • M.A. (Intercultural Communication, University of Jyväskylä)
  • M.A. (English Philology, University of Lodz, Poland)

Research interests

  • interculturality and multilingualism in the workplace
  • critical approaches to intercultural communication
  • interpersonal face-to-face and technology-mediated interaction

Memberships of editorial boards

Member of editorial board of Prologi, a scientific journal for Speech Communication research


A Peer-reviewed scientific articles

Lahti, M. (2013). Cultural identity in everyday interactions at work: Highly- skilled female Russian professionals in Finland. Nordic Journal of Working Life Studies, 3(4), 21–43.

Lahti, M. (2015). Sharing cultural knowledge at work: A study of chat interactions of an internationally dispersed team. Language and Intercultural Communication, 15(4), 513–532.

Lahti, M., & Valo, M. (2013). The development of intercultural relationships at work: Polish migrant workers in Finland. Journal of Intercultural Communication, 31.

Lahti, M., & Valo, M. (2015). The workplace as a site for intercultural communication: A critical literature review. Manuscript submitted for publication.

B Non-peer-reviewed scientific publications

Välipakka, H., Zeng, C., Lahti, M., &. Croucher, S., (forthcoming). Experiencing cultural contact at work: An exploration of immigrant professional identity in Finland. In S. Shenoy-Packer & E. Gabor (Eds.), Immigrants and meanings of work.

Valo, M. & Lahti, M. (in preparation). Vuorovaikutus monikulttuurisessa työyhteisössä. In L.Mikkola & M. Valo (Eds.), Työyhteisön vuorovaikutussuhteet.

G Theses

Zielinska, M. (2004). Woman in the language of Cosmopolitan magazine: A metaphor analysis. (Unpublished master’s thesis). University of Lodz, Poland.

Zielinska, M. (2007). Informal intercultural learning in the workplace. (Unpublished master’s thesis). University of Jyväskylä, Finland.

Lahti, M. (2015).Communicating interculturality in the workplace (Doctoral dissertation). University of Jyväskylä, Finland.



Street address:
Seminaarinmäki Campus,
Oppio building

Office hours: Mon-Fri 8-16


Postal address:
University Language Centre
P.O.Box 35
40014 University of Jyväskylä

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