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Dr Ma Li

Li Ma

Universitetslektor

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Telephone 08-120 764 55
Email li.ma@specped.su.se
Visiting address Frescati hagväg 10
Postal address Specialpedagogiska institutionen 106 91 Stockholm

About me

With a formal education in mathematics and Assyriology/history of science, as well as a genuine interest in culture and languages, Dr Ma Li's working areas have expanded to education related diversity issues including special education, the influence on learning styles of language background, gender perspective and culture, methodological issues in comparative studies, fuzzy logic, the public understanding of science and other STS associated fields.

Ma Li was born in China. She has lived in quite a few countries and learned a dosen languages. To Europe she came with a scholarship to “study the masters” from ABC (Amsterdam, Berlin, Cambridge). After obtaining a PhD in mathematics, she conducted post-doctoral research in linguistic sciences before being appointed a university lecturer/associate/professor in mathematics.

For over two decades Ma Li has been a Red Cross Volunteer helping children with homework, helping immigrants with integration into the community, helping the elderly to church services, and so on. Some years ago she was diagnosed with cancer. During treatments she met children whose cognitive capacities were affected by chaemotherapy and needed help with their school work. By helping these children she became interested in special education. Currently she works as senior lecturer/associate professor at the department of special education.

In addition to supervising students' thesis, she teaches theory of science and research methodology, and an advanced course in theory and practice in special education. Her research interests include special teacher education, learners with autism, discalculi, visual/audio disabilities, interdisciplinary/intercultural/international/comparative studies related to STEM education.

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Last updated: September 22, 2019

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