Dr Milena Marinkova

Dr Milena Marinkova


I joined the University of Leeds in 2016, teaching on a wide range of General English and English for Academic Purposes courses at the Foundation, Undergraduate, pre-Masters/pre-PhD and Postgraduate levels. Prior to this, I had an extensive career in the public and private education sectors in the UK and aborad, teaching English as a foreign language (Bulgaria); literature and cultural studies (Leeds, Birmingham, Derby, Teesside, Huddersfield); academic skills (Leeds, LJMU); and English for Academic Purposes (Hull, UCLAN, LJMU, NTIC). 


  • Module lead for Language through Literature and Place: Reading Yorkshire (ELU2010)
  • Module co-lead for Language for Education (ELU3011)
  • Module lead for Academic Literacies in Education (in-sessional)

Research interests

In my research and scholarship to date, I have investigated the role of multimodal writing in the representation of different identity positions in literary and cultural texts. More specific to EAP, I am interested in examining how diverse cultural and linguistic positionalities are performed in teaching, enabled in different learning contexts, and rhetorically expressed in a number of “academic” genres. In this sense, I have an ongoing interest in exploring the place of interculturality, translingual practices, affect and creativity in the EAP classroom, syllabi / materials, and assessment.

Current scholarship projects:

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  • Fellow HEA
  • Fellow BALEAP
  • PhD English (Leeds)
  • MA, BA English Philology and Broadcast Journalism (Sofia)

Professional memberships

  • Modern Languages Association (MLA)
  • British Association of Lecturers in English for Academic Purposes (BALEAP)

Student education

I teach English for Academic Purposes to undergraduate and postgraduate students at the Faculties of Arts, Humanities and Cultures, and Social Sciences:

  • literature, place and identity and intercultural communication modules;
  • content-based summer pre-sessional and in-sessional provision for students at the School of Education.

Research groups and institutes

  • Language Centre
  • Language at Leeds