Lisa Lackner

Course Instructor


Before beginning my studies at the University of Toronto in 2020, I spent many years working as a teacher with multilingual students in my hometown Vienna, Austria. My time as an educator in the classroom as well as my Fulbright Teaching Assistantship at the University of Montana brought me back to the University of Vienna, where I received my MA degree in German as a second or foreign language in 2018. In my MA thesis, I investigated teachers’ perspectives on second language policy at different elementary and secondary schools.

Currently, I am a Ph.D. student in the Languages and Literacies program at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE). My research interests include multilingualism, intersections of language and racism, and second language teaching. In 2020, I was awarded the Connaught International Scholarship.

When I am not reading, I enjoy traveling, yoga, and good coffee!

Office Hours

Mon 11-12 and Thu 12-1

Classes 2021-22