CURRICULUM VITAE

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PhD Research: Language & Identity

“…I ask him if he is ‘out’ and he looks at me, moves his head slightly forward and asks, ‘Pardon?’” “Are you out of the closet?” I explain. He shakes his head from side to side a little, leans in and says slowly, “I’m not gay in Japanese, I’m only gay in English.” The above…

Literary Studies and Personal Voice: Exploring Autoethnography as a Research Method in the Graduate English Thesis

https://autoethnographicjourneys.wordpress.com/ One of the ways that literature instructors can actively address states of insecurity with graduate thesis writers is by helping them develop projects that build upon strengths and interests and critically explore connections between personal and cultural experience. As such, this session seeks to expand concepts of literary research by examining the enduring paradigm…

Language Learning in Higher Education: AGENCY AND INVESTMENT IN MULTILINGUAL UNIVERSITY WRITERS

Bridging passion and profession: Supporting agency and investment in multilingual university writers Marlen Harrison / Maiju Uusipaikka / Annika Karinen / Tanja Räsänen / Diana Raitala / Reetta Ellonen / Hanna Huumonen / Otto Tuomela CLICK ME TO VIEW THE ACTUAL MANUSCRIPT  ABSTRACT Throughout the last two decades, scholarship discussing learner development and autonomy has expanded from viewing the learner as one who…

Book Chapter: Humanizing Pedagogy and the Personal Essay

Messekher, H., Reilly, J. & Harrison, M. (2010). Humanizing pedagogy in action: Observations of an English composition classroom. In G. Park (Ed.), Observation of teaching: Bridging theory and practice through research and teaching (pp.109-122). USA: LINCOM. Abstract This paper analyzes the practices and applicability of a humanized pedagogy in the composition classroom that relies heavily on personal essay assignments….

Qualitative Research in Psychology: Autoethnography, Sport & Identity

Running, Being, and Beijing—An Existential Exploration of a Runner Identity DOI: 10.1080/14780887.2013.810796 LINK: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/14780887.2013.810796 Noora Johanna Ronkainena*, Marlen Elliot Harrisonb & Tatiana V. Rybaa Abstract In this research, we explore the negotiation of a conflicted runner identity in a Finnish runner’s short-term migration to Beijing, China. We examine the historical and cultural construction of the runner identity and discuss the…