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Turning the table: How can interculturality research help us to challenge Othering?

Following the launch event on Decolonising theories and methodologies for researching Interculturality for social justice, the Research Group Interculturality for Diversity and Global Learning at Brunel University would like to invite you to an online talk by Prof Zhu Hua on 20th April 2021, 10.30am to 11.30am.


Turning the table: How can interculturality research help us to challenge Othering?


As a research paradigm, interculturality focuses on the role of interactions and discursive practices in negotiating the relevance of (cultural) identities and differences between self-oriented and ascribed identities. In this talk, I will discuss its contributions in providing a nuanced understanding of what people do in Nationality and Ethnicity Talk (NET), conversations that evoke or orient to one's ethnicity or nationality either explicitly or implicitly such as where are you REALLY from. I'll explore its relevance in helping us resist stereotypes and challenge Othering. 


Professor Zhu Hua

Zhu Hua is Chair of Educational Linguistics in School of Education, University of Birmingham and Director of MOSAIC Group for Research in Multilingualism. She is Fellow of Academy of Social Sciences, the UK and Fellow of the International Academy for Intercultural Research (IAIR). Her main research interests span across multilingual and intercultural communication and child language. Among her recent publications are Exploring Intercultural Communication: Language in Action (2019 Routledge, 2nd edition), Experiencing Chinese Education: Learning of Language and Culture by International Students in Chinese Universities (special issue of Language, Culture and Curriculum, co-editor with Xuesong Gao); Changing Faces of Transnational Communities in Britain (special issue of International Journal of the Sociology of Language, co-editor with Xiao Lan Curdt-Christiansen & Li Wei); Translating Culture in Global Times (special issue of Applied Linguistics, co-editor with Claire Kramsch).



Time: Apr 20, 2021 10:30 AM London

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