Karianne Skovholt


Fakultet for humaniora, idretts- og utdanningsvitenskap
Institutt for språk og litteratur
Campus Vestfold (D3-38)
Karianne Skovholt is an Associate Professor of Educational Science. She has expertice in critical literacy, conversation analysis (CA) and institutional interaction.



  • Conversation analysis (CA)
  • Critical literacy and critical discourse analysis
  • Multimodal analysis
  • Email interaction
  • Teacher-student interaction
  • Supervision and feedback
  • Oral examination



  • Master of Norwegian language and literature (1997)
  • PhD Educational Science / linguistics


  • Associate Professor, University of South-Eastern Norway; Faculty of Humanities, Sports- and Educational Science; Department of Languages and Literature Studies
  • Project Leader CAiTE

Academic career and professional experience

  • 2016-2018      Board leader of Landslaget for norskundevisning (LNU)
  • 2011-2018      Leader of the research group NIA (Network for Interaction Analysis)
  • 2012-2014      Leader of the jury “The Language Prize”, The Language Council of Norway
  • 2011-2012      Member of the jury “The Language Prize”, The Language Council of Norway
  • 2010-              Associate Professor, Dept. of Languages and Literature Studies, (USN)
  • 2009-2010      Counsellor, The Language Council of Norway
  • 2006 (Fall)      Visiting Scholar at Indiana University, SLIS, USA
  • 2004–2009     PhD-student, Norwegian School of Management, BI  
  • 2002-2004      Lecturer, Telemark University College
  • 2000-2002      Lecturer, University of Vilnius
  • 1998-2000      Lecturer, Upper secondary school