Veronica Pajaro

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Visiting address Henrik Wergelands hus Niels Henrik Abels vei 36 0313 OSLO


I am currently working with PhD project "Who gets to pass? Self-presentation and co-construction of professional identities in job interviews with minority and majority-background candidates." In it, I focus on the co-contruction of candidates' qualifications and expertise in authentic, video recorded job interviews in the health sector. I take an interactional perspective, anchored in interactional sociolinguistics and conversation analysis, to study the processes behind the negotiation of professional qualification in job interviews, with special attention to the role of language ideology has in those processes.

Academic Interests

Interactional Sociolinguistics, Multilingualism, Narrative, Conversation Analysis, MCA, Identity studies, Migration, Workplace interaction, Latin American diaspora.

Higher education


Tags: Discourse Analysis, Conversation Analysis, Narrative, Migration, Multilingualism


  • Pajaro, Veronica (2016). "Hvor er du egentlig fra?" Getting acquainted with and othering minority background applicants in Norwegian job interviews..
  • Pajaro, Veronica (2016). Multilingual repertoires in job interviews: How are candidates’ multilingual competencies made visible (and invisible) in recruitment processes?.
  • Pajaro, Veronica (2014). Context and Interaction.
  • Pajaro, Veronica (2014). Epistemic status and the interactional construction of applicants’ background in job interviews.
  • Pajaro, Veronica (2014). Samkonstruksjonen av profesjonelle identiteter i jobbintervjuer: turnusleger med minoritetsbakgrunn i ett norsk helseforetak.
  • Ims, Ingunn Indrebø & Pajaro, Veronica (2013). En komplementerende kvantitativ og kvalitativ tilnærming til folkelingvistiske merkelapper på språkbruk i flerspråklige Oslo – Oslo- testen som språkideologisk filter.
  • Pajaro, Veronica (2013). Categorizations, language ideologies and the construction of professional identities in job interview narratives.
  • Pajaro, Veronica (2013, 20. oktober). Innvandrere i jobbintervjuer. [Radio].  Radio Migrapolis, NRK.
  • Pajaro, Veronica (2013). Migrantes Latinoamericanos Noruega. Categorizaciones y construcción de identidad.
  • Pajaro, Veronica (2013). "Min verste opplevelse?": Høyutdannede innvandrere i norske jobbintervjuer.
  • Røyneland, Unn; Svennevig, Jan & Pajaro, Veronica (2013). Claiming and resisting a Norwegian Identity in conversation.
  • Pajaro, Veronica (2012). "Y como no entras dentro de ninguna de las categorías eres, pues, algo un poco exótico": Categorization and identity construction in the narratives of three Latin American migrants in Oslo.
  • Pajaro, Veronica (2011). A Norwegian speaks Norwegian : An analysis of categorization and identity construction in narratives of Latin American migrants in Oslo.
  • Pajaro, Veronica (2011). Hablar noruego: competencia lingüística y categorización en Buenos narrativas de entrevistas de trabajo de migrantes latinoamericanos en Oslo.
  • Pajaro, Veronica (2011). Speaking Norwegian: language proficiency and identity negotiation in migrant's job interview narratives.
  • Pajaro, Veronica (2010). "Challenging group-categories: a cognitive linguistic contribution to a sociolinguistic analysis".
  • Pajaro, Veronica (2005). Hilse med hånd eller kinn, I: Reidun Aambø (red.),  Typisk norsk å være uhøflig? Innvandrere har ordet.  Kulturbro Forlag.  ISBN 82-91234-35-3.  kapittel.

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