Identity, Digital Storytelling and Linguistic Citizenship, Hub for Education & Language Diversity, King’s College, London, UK, 22 July 2021, 15:00 BST.
This event is part of the Hub for Education & Language Diversity (HELD) summer school, July 21-23, 2021, but is open to everyone.
What is the relationship between identity, digital storytelling and linguistic citizenship? Due to advances in digital technology, there are new relations of power at micro and macro levels, and digital literacy has become essential in “claiming the right to speak.” As language learners navigate these changing times, they need to negotiate new identities, investments, and imagined futures.
In this presentation, Dr Bonny Norton demonstrates that while there are social structures that may constrain a language learner’s linguistic citizenship, digital stories in multiple languages can help these learners claim the right to be heard. Drawing on her recent research on digital storytelling in both wealthy and poorly resourced communities worldwide, she discusses how freely available digital stories in multiple languages can harness the linguistic capital of language learners in homes and schools, with exciting implications for the promotion of linguistic citizenship in communities worldwide.
King’s College London is advertising several positions, with different application deadlines:
Research Officer, Policy Institute, King’s College London, UK, fixed term (until 28 February 2022). Deadline: 30 November 2020.
The Research Officer will work on TASO’s research programme to develop a better understanding of what works to support widening participation and student success. Under the guidance of the Research Programmes Manager and Evidence & Evaluation Manager, the post holder will help support the commissioning of new projects as part of a programme of external research involving practitioners, evaluators and researchers from multiple institutions. They will work across these projects to manage and monitor progress, collate findings, analyse data and help steer the overall research programme. They may also undertake research projects themselves, including synthesis of secondary research; conducting qualitative, quantitative and/or survey research.
2. Instructional Designer, King’s Online, King’s College London, UK. Deadline: 22 November 2020.
Instructional Designers in King’s Online, Professional & Executive Education (OPEE) work collaboratively with both academics and creative designers to create effective and engaging online courses. They play a crucial role in shaping the learning experience of our online students: ensuring that the content is presented in a clear and memorable way, with meaningful interaction to prepare students for success on their course and in their careers.
3. Lecturer in Humanistic and Social Computing Education, Digital Humanities Department, King’s College London, UK. Deadline: 6 December 2020.
The Department of Digital Humanities is seeking to appoint one Lecturer in Humanistic and Social Computing (Academic Education Pathway). The post holder will contribute to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching across our degrees including the MA Digital Culture and Society, MA Digital Asset and Media Management, MA Big Data & Society, and the BA Digital Culture. The post holder will have a sound knowledge of the key concepts, theories, debates and challenges in digital cultures, with experience of teaching both theory and practice and a good understanding of academic writing and academic research methods linked to the digital. A focus on social and humanistic computing, critical HCI, critical and sustainable design is particularly welcome. A focus on social and humanistic computing, critical HCI, critical and sustainable design is particularly welcome.
Head of Education & Research Collaborations (Culture), King’s College London, England. Deadline: 10 November 2019.
Across King’s College London’s nine faculties and beyond the university, an inclusive cultural community brings together artists, cultural partners and the vast number of staff, students and alumni who engage with arts and culture in different ways. Aligned with the university’s strategic Vision 2029, these partnerships and collaborations enhance research and drive innovation, enrich education and serve the needs of the cultural sector and, more broadly, of society.
King’s is now recruiting a Head of Education and Research Collaborations (Culture) to lead on delivering those elements of the university’s cultural strategy related to education, research & innovation.
The Head of Education and Research Collaborations (Culture) will lead on brokering and facilitating partnerships between King’s and artists and cultural organisations that offer opportunities to students and academics, helping to deliver world-class education, a distinctive student experience and research that drives innovation, creates impact and engages beyond the university.
The post holder will be responsible for the development of a small number of flagship projects and programmes, to be delivered in partnership with colleagues across and beyond King’s.
Research Associate in Digital Humanities, King’s College London, UK. Application Deadline: 15 January 2018.
A researcher is required on a new EU project investigating the use of participatory software platforms for community engagement and crowdsourcing around digital archives and data, with the aim of creating digital spaces for reflection and dialogue to support peace education and reconciliation in societies emerging from conflict. The software will be built on the Ushahidi platform, and there will be two pilots in east Africa (Rwanda and Kenya), following a ‘living labs’ methodology based on participatory design and evaluation.
The project will use data analytics to investigate how user communities interact with and respond to the platform, and to evaluate its impact. More broadly, the project aims to address the potential applications of data in a development context, and to build sustainable partnerships and capacity in digital content technologies with industry and university partners in the region. Candidates should have a broad understanding of information systems and technologies; an interest in the role of informatics in social development would be an advantage.
To apply for this role, please go to the King’s College London HireWire Job Board and register to download and submit the specified application form.
This post will be offered on a Fixed Term Contract for 33 months.
The deadline for applications is midnight on 15 January 2018.
A range of post-graduate studentships are available for 2018-19 entry at the Centre for Language Discourse & Communication at King’s College London, offering supervision in text, discourse, narrative & interaction analysis, pragmatics, linguistic ethnography, sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, applied, educational, cognitive and corpus linguistics:
- ESRC studentships with the London Interdisciplinary Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership (deadline: 31 January 2018). These cover sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, interactional discourse analysis, linguistic ethnography, areas of applied linguistics, computational linguistics, educational linguistics and language & literacy education. Candidates can apply either for a three year PhD Studentship or for a four year Studentship which involves a one year MA and a three year PhD (see https://liss-dtp.ac.uk/studentships/core-training-requirements/ for guidance on which you should apply for).
- AHRC Studentships at the London Arts & Humanities Partnership (opening date 27/11/17; submission deadline: 21 January 2018). This covers research on linguistic structure, history, theory and description, including stylistics, discourse analysis, pragmatics, corpus studies, translation, and some areas of applied linguistics. Studentships last three years.
To apply, you should have excellent qualifications, as well as clear research idea if you are applying for a three year PhD award. It is important to identify and contact a potential supervisor as soon as possible, referring to faculty webpages, and you also need to submit an ordinary admissions application.
Postdoctoral Fellow in Additional or Second Language Education, King’s College London (UK)
The School of Education, Communication and Society is seeking to recruit an outstanding early career researcher who has recently completed their PhD, to contribute to research and teaching in additional/second language education, TESOL and applied linguistics. They will teach and supervise on the School’s MA programmes and contribute to the research and publications profile of the Centre for Language Discourse and Communication (LDC) as well as the wider School
This post will be full-time and fixed term from Jan 2nd to Dec 31st 2018 funded by an endowment (the Blackwells Endowment).
Applicants should have a proven research track record and a commitment to teaching in higher education.
The selection process will include a presentation and a panel interview.
Closing date: 08 October 2017
Key concepts and methods in ethnography, language & communication
11-15 September 2017, London
Is ‘qualitative data analysis’ too vague for you? Are you wondering how to do justice to your data?
If you are researching social processes, institutions, culture or identity, but are unsure about how to analyse the discourse data from your fieldwork, then consider joining this five day research training course.
The programme is designed to help PhD and post-doctoral researchers to navigate the twin perils of over- and under-interpreting discourse data. It introduces a range of key perspectives and tools used to study language and communication ethnographically and it facilitates the study of social practice in a wide range of different settings – education, workplace, recreation, health etc. Initiated with ESRC funding in 2007 and now based in the King’s ESRC Interdisciplinary Social Science Doctoral Training Centre, this will be our 9th ELC five-day course.
The course will be held at King’s College London from Monday to Friday, and it is taught by an international team from several leading research institutions: Prof Ben Rampton (Director), Dr Jeff Bezemer, Prof Jan Blommaert, Dr Adam Lefstein, Dr Julia Snell.
The deadline for applications is 1 May 2017. Spaces are limited, so candidates are advised to apply as soon as possible. Some funding will be available for bursaries.
Lecturer in International Education
King’s College London – School of Education, Communication and Society
This post will be full-time and fixed term to September 2020.
The School of Education, Communication and Society is seeking to recruit an outstanding academic to contribute to research, teaching and programme administration in international education. The post-holder will make a significant contribution, in particular, to the MA in International Education, a new degree for teachers in international schools developed in association with Nord Anglia Education.
The successful candidate, who will be based in the Centre for Public Policy Research, will have a strong research track record, expertise in international education, with a very strong grounding in a foundation discipline, outstanding teaching ability, strong organisational and communication skills, and an interest in and aptitude for communication across disciplines and with education professionals.
The selection process will comprise a presentation and a panel interview.
To apply for this role, please go to the King’s College London HireWire Job Board and register to download and submit the specified application form.
The deadline for applications is midnight on 2 April 2017
Language, power, ethics and superdiversity
Friday 13th May 2016, 10.30am – 5.15pm
Centre for Language, Discourse and Communication
King’s College London
Franklin-Wilkins Building Waterloo Bridge Wing Room G552
In an era characterised by increasingly dynamic population mobility, traditional presuppositions about the substance of individual and group identities, and about the social and political semiotics that shape them, seem inadequate. In superdiverse societies, the question of language poses a particularly difficult challenge, owing both to its identitarian and communicative dimensions. These new realities raise new questions, empirical and normative alike: in such circumstances, what constitutes a linguistic identity? How do linguistic identity and political agency interplay? Are all linguistic identities necessarily political, and, if so, are they of equal value? What forms of linguistic prioritisation, e.g. in civic life, education and the job market, may be considered legitimate? Are national governments justifiable in intervening in the linguistic repertoires, practices and identities of citizens and non-citizens? Are some notions of linguistic integration and citizenship more compatible with democratic principles than others? Could these notions be grounded in sufficiently common social and political semiotics? And what role is there for the state in a rapidly globalising world? These and similar questions unavoidably require principled interdisciplinary collaboration between linguists, philosophers, political scientists and public policy researchers.
• Language ethics and the interdisciplinary challenge – Yael Peled, IHSP and Law, McGill University
• Pluricentric linguistic justice: a normative approach to the question of language ownership – Leigh Oakes, French and Linguistics, Queen Mary University of London
• The normative stakes of academic Anglicisation: language/power/knowledge/ethics – Daniel Weinstock, IHSP and Law, McGill University
• Language Revitalization and Social Transformation: Empirical and Normative Questions – Huw Lewis, International Politics, Aberystwyth
Attendance is free, though places are limited. Book a place online.
A range of post-graduate studentships (called graduate fellowships in US) are available for 2016-17 entry at the Centre for Language Discourse & Communication at King’s College London, offering supervision in text, discourse & narrative analysis, pragmatics, linguistic ethnography, sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, applied, educational, cognitive and corpus linguistics:
• Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC) Studentships (deadline: 29 January 2016). These cover sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, interactional discourse analysis, linguistic ethnography, areas of applied linguistics, computational linguistics, educational linguistics and language & literacy education. Candidates can apply either for a three year PhD Studentship or for a four year Studentship which involves a one year MA and a three year PhD.
• Arts & Humanities Research Council/London Arts & Humanities Partnership (AHRC/LAHP) Studentships (deadline: 29 January 2016). This covers research on linguistic structure, history, theory and description, including stylistics, discourse analysis, pragmatics, corpus studies, translation, and some areas of applied linguistics. Studentships last three years.
• Studentships administered by the King’s College Graduate School.
To apply, you should have excellent qualifications, as well as clear research idea if you are applying for a three year PhD award. It is important to identify and contact a potential supervisor as soon as possible, referring to our webpages, and you also need to submit an ordinary admissions application.