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Research interests

Emma's research interests are in the ethics and effects of internationalisation, aiming to examine regimes of power by deconstructing a system of meaning-making constructed historically and discursively within the context of Higher Education in Scotland.

She has contributed to and examined data collected by the EIHE (Ethical Internationalism in Higher Education) Research Project, an international comparative study. This is an inter-disciplinary international mixed-methods research project that examines internationalisation processes in over 20 university sites worldwide and how these processes construct notions of epistemic difference, transnational literacy and global citizenship, with a particular focus on ethics.

As a part-time dissertation supervisor for the MSc TESOL programme with the University of Edinburgh and a member of ETAL, Emma is interested in research into second language learning, discourse, identity and language teaching and the internationalisation of Higher Education.

Biography

Emma taught English as a Foreign Language and was a teacher-trainer and ESP (English for Specific Purposes) trainer for various organisations including the British Council, working in France, the Czech Republic, Switzerland, Syria and Turkey. For Heriot-Watt University, she has trained teachers in Turkmenistan and also lecturers from Sichuan University, China.

Roles & Responsibilities

Course coordination and teaching: 

In-sessional (Academic Skills) provision

Academic English pre-sessional courses

C67CP Critical Writing and Analysis

C68GE Global Communication in English (with Jane Richardson)

 

Other roles and responsibilities:

Associate Director of Studies for SoSS Combined Studies (Edinburgh)

Member the Athena SWAN Self-Assessment Team.

 

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Research Output 2012 2019

Interpreting Rich Pictures using Content Analysis

Berg, T., Coady, J. & Guion Akdağ, E., 14 Jan 2019, (Accepted/In press).

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Open Access
File
content analysis
stakeholder
study contents
student
language
Open Access
File
internationalization
discourse analysis
moral philosophy
university
education

Nationalist Populism, the State, and discourses of Global Citizenship: Scotland in times of Brexit

Swanson, D., Gamal, M. & Guion Akdağ, E., 2018, (Accepted/In press) American Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies 2018 .

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Nation State, The Rise of Popul(ar)ism, and Curricula of Global Citizenship

Swanson, D., Guion Akdağ, E. & Gamal, M., 2018, (Accepted/In press).

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

nation state
citizenship
curriculum
discourse
nationalization

Constructing the nation: nationalist popul(ar)ism, symbolic power, and the possibilities of critical global citizenship

Guion Akdağ, E., Swanson, D. & Gamal, M., 2017, (Unpublished).

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Activities 2010 2017

  • 3 Membership of committee
  • 2 Participation in conference
  • 1 Editorial activity

The 17th International Conference of the International Association for Languages and Intercultural Communication

Emma Guion Akdağ (Participant)
19 Jun 201720 Jun 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Learner identity: managing transitions

Emma Guion Akdağ (Participant)
12 Nov 2016

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

International Student Experience Journal (Journal)

Emma Guion Akdağ (Peer reviewer)
2013 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial activity

University of Edinburgh (External organisation)

Emma Guion Akdağ (Member)
2012 → …

Activity: MembershipMembership of committee

Ethical Internationalism in Higher Eductaion (Event)

Emma Guion Akdağ (Member)
20122015

Activity: MembershipMembership of committee