Research interests:

Communication & cultural theory
Theories of identity & self
Learning, knowledge and networks
Social media
Transculturalism & the politics of diaspora

Papers & Presentations:

  • 2008 (October) From Cuba with Blogs The End of Journalism? Conference, The University of Bedfordshire (Read a draft of the paper here)
  • 2008 (May) Blogs as Vehicles for Assessment Learning and Teaching Conference, MMU, Manchester
  • 2007 (June) Informal learning in the blended mix Learning and Teaching Conference, MMU, Manchester slides~ H20 Playlist
  • 2004 (June) Issues of Positioning in Narrative Research in Educational Settings BERA (British Educational Research Association)
  • 2003 (December) Narrative Identity as an Intercultural Composite 4th Annual IALIC (International Association for Languages and Intercultural Communication) Conference, Lancaster University
  • 2001 (January) Changing Identities in Language Education 5th International Symposium on Social Communication at the Centre of Applied Linguistics, Santiago De Cuba
  • 2000 (April) Language Learning and the Formation of Identity SIETAR (Society for Intercultural Training and Research) UK Annual Conference, Manchester
  • 1999 (February) Reflexivity in Qualitative Research presented at the Annual Faculty of Education Conference on Research Methodologies, Manchester University

Papers in-progress:

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