Field of work

Associate Professor in English 

Teaches pre-service teachers, in-service teachers, and Master students.

- D.Phil (PhD) from the University of Oxford, dissertation title: "Ideologies of Childhood and Education in Monolingual English Children's Dictionaries 1750-1870".

A member of the research group RETELL (blog:


Courses taught

  • English language/linguistics
  • Children's and young adult literature
  • English as a Foreign Language (EFL) pedagogy, including formative feedback
  • (Critical) discourse analysis

Research areas

  • Non-fiction picturebooks
  • Children's dictionaries and historical lexicography
  • Mobile technologies in higher education
  • Language and gender
  • Formative assessment in higher education
  • Formative feedback on writing in English
  • Young language learner corpora)

Research groups


  • The (re)presentation of knowledge about gender in children’s picture dictionaries

    Iversen, Sarah Hoem (2021)
  • Students' perceptions and use of a new digital tool in teacher education

    Bader, Monika, Iversen, Sarah Hoem, Burner, Tony (2021)
  • Verbal and visual strategies in nonfiction picturebooks. Theoretical and analytical approaches

    Goga, Nina, Iversen, Sarah Hoem, Teigland, Anne-Stefi (2021)
  • Introduction

    Goga, Nina, Iversen, Sarah Hoem, Teigland, Anne-Stefi (2021)
  • Organization and Presentation of Knowledge in Children’s Picture Dictionaries

    Iversen, Sarah Hoem (2020)
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