Dr Iker Erdocia


Iker Erdocia is Assistant Professor and Director of the PhD Programme at the School of Applied Language and Intercultural Studies (SALIS). Before joining Dublin City University, he held the position of Professeur Invité at Université de Montréal (2013-2016), for which he was awarded the Spanish Lecturer Grant by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Spain.

Iker is Secretary of the Irish Association for Applied Linguistics and Treasurer of the Language Policy group, British Association for Applied Linguistics. He is a working group member of the COST Action CA19102 ‘Language in the Human-Machine Era’ (LITHME). He is also a member of the Centre for Translation and Textual Studies and the Applied Linguistics Research Group in DCU. Iker is involved in public engagement activities as board member of the New Communities Partnership’s (NCP) Advisory Committee.

Iker’s research has been published in high ranking journals within the fields of sociolinguistics and applied linguistics, including Language Policy (2018), Current Issues in Language Planning (2019 & 2021), Language Problems and Language Planning (2020), Linguistics and Education (2020) and Journal of Sociolinguistics (2021), among others. He has also published a book (2018) on language teacher education. This work was awarded the ASELE (Association of Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language) prize for the best PhD in 2016.