Title: Lecturer in International Education
University of Hull
Brief summary about you (max. 200 words)
JI am a Lecturer in International Education at the Faculty of Arts, Cultures and Education (FACE) at the University of Hull, UK. Interdisciplinary in scope, my academic portfolio includes an MA in Cultural Anthropology and a PhD in Tourism and Heritage Studies. I specialize in international (higher) education and academic mobilities; as well as tourism and heritage as sites of learning and ideological contest.
Summary of my research:
My research focuses on international student mobilities and experiences, as well as related discourses of equality, diversity, and cultural change in inter- and transnational higher education. Over recent years, I have developed a particular research interest in the im/mobilities of ‘non-traditional’ higher education students whose educational histories are bound up with experiences of migration, diaspora and various forms of discrimination. Based on my background in tourism, events and heritage studies, my other main area of expertise encompasses international travel and tourism as sites of intercultural learning, ideological contest and memory formation.
Motivation for this workshop
One of the main motivations for attending this workshop is to broaden my knowledge and expertise in the use of digital technology for learning in international, cross-cultural, peripheral and non-formal settings. Moreover, I am highly motivated to further develop my international networking skills through intense and meaningful collaboration with like-minded early career researchers and workshop leaders. Not least, I would like to improve my thinking and practice around problem-solving skills based on new and mobile technologies.
Future research intentions:
I would like to deepen my understanding about the role of tourism and heritage as social and cultural arenas for (formal and informal) learning and education. This is a rather under-researched field which deserves further exploration, ideally in collaboration with international partners and colleagues. For that reason, I look forward to working with both UK and Thai colleagues in order to establish international collaborations which could address these issues.