Dr. Sebastian Muth

Associated researcher

Research interests

  • Multilinguism and medical tourism
  • Language in capitalism and neoliberalism
  • Language ideologies in the post-Soviet sphere

Sebastian Muth, Lancaster University

Research projects (direction)


01.2014 - 12.2015

In line with the growth of linguistically mediated knowledge in the neoliberal new economy, the international health care sector requires some of its workforce to be multilingual, reflecting an increasing multilingualization as a means of...

Research projects (collaboration)


A Web of Care

Linguistic resources and the management of labor in the healthcare industry


01.2015 - 09.2019

Using the healthcare industry as a site of study, this project aims to uncover the conditions in which particular configurations of language proficiency and speakers become desired commodities, as the demands of globally mobile patients are...