Elizabeth Olsson

Language Advisor

Unit for Academic
Visiting address
Västra Hamngatan 25
41117 Göteborg
Postal address
Box 300
40530 Göteborg

About Elizabeth Olsson


  • PhD (2021) Peace and Development Research, University of Gothenburg
  • MA (2013) Educational Research, University of Gothenburg
  • MA (2011) Global Studies, University of Gothenburg
  • Single Subject Teaching Credential (2006) English, University of California, Los Angeles Extension
  • BA (2002) double major in Political Science and Rhetoric, University of California, Berkeley


I completed my dissertation, Constructive Conflict in Classrooms and Beyond, in June 2021. I am currently writing articles based this work.

Additionally, I research how university teachers work with (and ignore) academic writing in disciplinary courses.

Teaching and Language Advising

I currently work as an academic language and writing advisor in English at the Unit for Academic Language and Writing (ASK), University of Gothenburg.

I previously taught two courses at the Department of Education and Special Education, including PDG085: Children’s Rights and Realities and PDG081: Conflict Resolution in Pre-schools and Schools. I have also taught in several courses at the School of Global Studies such as IR111, IR1121, and GS1115.