Sarah Muller

Sarah MullerPostgraduate Research Student and Tutor for Luxembourgish


Before coming to Sheffield, I completed my undergraduate degree in English Language and Sociology at the University of Glasgow (MA, 2015). My dissertation focused on language ideological debates in Luxembourg, and explored the links between language and understandings of national identity. I completed my MA in English Language and Linguistics at the University of Sheffield (MA, 2016), while also taking modules with the Germanic department. My MA dissertation focused on Luxembourgish primary school teachers' narrations of how they implement, and potentially negotiate, language-in-education policies inside their classrooms.

My PhD thesis, supervised by Dr Kristine Horner, Dr Mark Payne, and Dr Jan Windebank, explores how young people in Luxembourg negotiate language policies and practices, and how they narrate this within wider understandings of self and identity. My PhD contributes to broader sociolinguistic and educational linguistic research on experiences of language policy by young people with a migration background.

I am also an active member of the Centre for Luxembourg Studies.

Centre for Luxembourg Studies


I am an associate tutor at the Centre for Luxembourg Studies and teach language at Beginners (GER235, GER323) and Advanced level (GER324) to all undergraduate students of Luxembourgish.

Conference Papers and Presentations

Muller, S. Primary School Teachers as Negotiators of Language Education Policy in Luxembourg. Symposium on the Politics of Language Policy at the Local Level, 22 September 2017, SOAS University of London.