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Summary: Intercultural Studies, Intercultural Communication, Critical Interculturality, Sociolinguistics
Location: Michael Sadler SB 05
Teaching Commitments: Module Leader: MODL5033M Module Leader: MODL5016M Module Leader: MODL3150 Tutor: MODL 5012M Dissertation Supervison: MODL 5300M
Area of responsibility
Programme Manager: MA in Professional Language and Intercultural Studies (MAPLIS)
LCS Taught Postgraduate tutor
My interests fall broadly into the category of intercultural communication, intercultural studies and sociolinguistics. I am specifically interested in how institutional and media discourses mobilise the concept of culture and interculturality to serve ideological agendas. My focus on situated practices within specific small cultural contexts informs my current research project entitled 'An Anthropology of Swimming: Exploring Communication, Identity and Inclusivity in Publicly Accessible British Pools.
PhD Applied Linguistics: Christ Church Canterbury University
A Social Anthropology: School for Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
MA TESOL: School for International Training (Brattleboro, Vermont)
Collins, H. (2017) 'Interculturality from above and below: navigating uneven discourses in a neoliberal university system.' Language and Intercultural Communication. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14708477.2017.1354867
Collins, H. (2017) 'Unresolved tensions, hard realities and conflicting agendas: a review of the BAAL/Routlledge Applied Linguistics workshop.' The Language Scholar. http://languagescholar.leeds.ac.uk/unresolved-tensions-hard-realities-and-conflicting-agendas-a-review-of-the-baalroutledge-applied-linguistics-workshop/
Different Strokes: Interaction, Inclusivity and Negotiation within a Publically Accessible Swimming Pool. International Association for Languages and Intercultural Communication (IALIC). Edinburgh Napier University. 19-20 June, 2017.
Interculturality in UK HE: Shifts to a Critical and Transcultural Approach. White Rose Symposium. University of Leeds. 14 December, 2016.
Contesting Discourses and Creatively Reframing the Category of International Student. BAAL/Routledge Applied Linguistic Workshop Programme. Manchester Metropolitan University 16 September 2016
The Emergence and Institutionalisation of the Intercultural: Navigating Uneven Discourses. Canterbury Christ Church Research Seminar February 2015
Celebrating Chinese New Year with Coca Cola: Intercultural Communication Students Capacity to Deconstruct or Accept Media Discourses on Cultural Identities. Cutting Edges Research Conference. Canterbury Christ Church University. Canterbury, Kent. 5 July 2013
The Challenge of Interdisciplinary Research. Canterbury Christ Church Postgraduate Research Association Conference. Canterbury, Kent 14 June 2012.
I welcome expressions of interest from individuals wishing to pursue a PhD in any of the following areas:
- Ethnographic studies which explore notions of interculturality
- Sociolinguistic and sociocultural studies which explore issues of language and power
- Critical studies which explore the politics and practical issues surrounding localisation and the cultural flows of transnational products.