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Personal profile

Description of research and teaching

My research focuses on academic writing in higher education. I am especially interested in second language (L2) writing in increasingly internationalized university studies.

Education information

35 ECTS, Pedagogical studies, Haaga-Helia, 2015

25 ECTS, Studies in university pedagogy, Aalto University 2014-15

Master of Arts in Teaching of English for Speakers of Other Languages,University of Washington, Seattle, USA,  2003

Master of Arts in Linguistics, University of Washington, Seattle, USA,  2002

Fields of Science

  • 516 Educational sciences
  • 515 Psychology
  • 6121 Languages


Grant of the Emil Aaltonen Foundation

Laura Mendoza (Recipient), 28 Apr 2018

Prize: Prizes and awards


  • 3 Oral presentation
  • 1 Peer review of manuscripts

Educare (Journal)

Laura Mendoza (Reviewer)

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review of manuscripts

Exploring L2 academic writers’ self-beliefs through first-year university students’ reflective journals

Tuula Lehtonen (Speaker), Laura Mendoza (Speaker)
14 Nov 201916 Nov 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Factors Promoting or Impeding Success in Thesis Writing

Laura Mendoza (Speaker)
26 Aug 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation