Jane Jackson Researcher Profile

Jane JacksonJane Jackson (PhD, OISE/University of Toronto) is professor in the English Department at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), where she teaches undergraduate and postgraduate courses in intercultural communication. She also supervises postgraduate research in language and intercultural communication; identity; student and academic mobility; international and intercultural education; intercultural competence; autonomous learning; English as a second language education; informal language learning; and intercultural transitions.

Professor Jackson has teaching and research experience in many countries/regions: Canada, the USA, the Sultanate of Oman, Egypt, Mainland China, the U.K., and Hong Kong SAR. Recognized for innovative teaching practices, she is the recipient of CUHK’s 2013 Education Award and a member of the University’s Teaching Excellence Ambassador Program, which promotes effective teaching and learning.

Her research interests include intercultural communication/education, language and identity, multiculturalism/multilingualism, and education abroad. With the support of competitive research grants, Professor Jackson has been investigating the ‘whole person development’ of international exchange students from Greater China as well as the language and intercultural learning of incoming international students in Asia. Teaching Development grants have enabled her to design and offer research-inspired blended and fully online courses that aim to promote intercultural competence and optimize education abroad learning. Professor Jackson is a frequent speaker at international conferences that center on intercultural learning, teaching, and research. She has published widely in academic journals and has many chapters in edited collections. Recent books include Introducing Language and Intercultural Communication (Routledge, 2014), The Routledge Handbook of Language and Intercultural Communication (Routledge, 2012) (editor), Intercultural Journeys: From Study to Residence Abroad (Palgrave MacMillan, 2010), and Language, Identity, and Study Abroad: Sociocultural Perspectives (Equinox, 2008).

She is an elected fellow and Board member of the International Academy for Intercultural Research (IAIR) and a member of the International Association for Languages and Intercultural Communication (IALIC). She also serves on the editorial board of the International Encyclopedia of Intercultural Communication (Wiley-Blackwell) and is a member of the advisory board of the Language and Intercultural Communication journal. Professor Jackson is an Editorial Board member for Study Abroad Research in Second Language Acquisition and International Education and the International Journal of Bias, Identity and Diversities in Education.

See her webpage for further information and contact details.

Author: Center for Intercultural Dialogue

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