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James Budrow

James Budrow

James Budrow

Currently a PhD candidate in Critical Policy, Equity, and Leadership Studies Education at Western University, James’ 20 years teaching adult and young-adult learners in Canada, South Korea and China have opened opportunities to research, collaborate, write and teach across diverse cultural contexts. His research examines the experiences of teachers in local, Northern, and international school contexts under heightened internationalization. Specifically, his work illuminates the cosmopolitan conditions of teachers’ day to day and how they negotiate the intercultural complexities inherent to that condition in their being and becoming (more) internationally-minded.


Ying Huang (Alyssa)

Ying Huang

Ying Huang (Alyssa)

Alyssa is currently a PhD student of Faculty of Education, Western University. She did her master’s program in Education Studies in Western University years ago. She is now working with Dr. Jun Li and she has great passion in research of international education and online education. After she completed her master’s studies at Western, Alyssa joined China Scholarship Council Dongfang International Center for Educational Exchange (CSC Dongfang), under the Ministry of Education of China. As the Deputy Chief of Canadian Division of CSC Dongfang, Alyssa devoted more than ten years in international education and educational exchange. Her passion and her work experience in international education brought her back to Western to pursue PhD studies in this area.


Tian Liu

Tian Liu

Tian Liu

Tian is a PhD student of Faculty of Education, Western University. She did her Master of Education (thesis based) program in University of Windsor, investigating Chinese international learning experience in Canada. During her work at a private high school in Toronto, perceived learning struggles, language barriers, school policy issues, intercultural conflicts has inspired Tian to her PhD journey. Now she is working with Professor Jun Li and she is an active member of Comparative and International Education Society of Canada.


Atiqa Marium

Atiqa Marium

Atiqa Marium

Atiqa is currently in her first year of PhD studies in Critical Policy, Equity and Leadership studies. She did her master’s in public administration from Pakistan in 2013, with focus on policy issues faced by Public and Private sector Higher Education Institutions. She had an experience of around 6 years, of working in a Public Sector Higher Education Institution of Pakistan, 2 years initially as an Assistant Registrar and then later on as a Lecturer in Public Administration Department. She got 3 Gold medals, merit scholarships and Roll of Honours during her student life in recognition of her academic excellence. She has always been interested to work on issues that can underscore the problems of Higher Education sector, with her aim to make improvement of any kind in this sector.


Visiting Scholars

Dr. Lynn Mario de Souza

Dr. Lynn Mario de Souza

Dr. Lynn Mario de Souza

Professor Lynn Mario T. Menezes de Souza is Professor of Language Education at the University of São Paulo, Brazil. Besides Language Education his research interests lie in language and educational policy and politics, literacy and interculturality. One of his recent publications is 'Glocal Languages and Critical Intercultural Awareness: The South Answers Back' (Routledge 2019).

Social critique is often assumed to be critique that aims at social transformation. However, Latin American decolonial theory and Southern theories have shown that the colonial origin of much of Modernity and Science relegates non-dominant knowledges to invisibility and non-existence such that social critique within a Modernist mode may maintain these invisibilized exclusions rather than transforming them. This presentation looks at these issues and discussed how they pertain to language and education.


Xiaohang Gai

Xiaohang Gai

Xiaohang Gai

Xiaohang Gai ( xgai@uwo.ca ) is a lecturer at the College of Western Languages, Harbin Normal University, China. Her research interests focus on teacher education, especially in the areas of educational technology in classroom teaching and learning, design of e-learning and multimedia, teacher change and social media in education. She is also interested in second language acquisition, both TEFL and TESOL. Her current research interest is ICT implementation in education in China and she is currently conducting research in this area.


Ruifang Wang

Ruifang Wang

Ruifang Wang

Ruifang Wang is a PhD student in the College of Marxism, Shandong University, China. She received her master's degree in Law from Lanzhou University in China. Currently she is working with Professor Paul Tarc as a visiting research student at Western. In addition to global citizenship education, her research mainly focuses on Chinese university education. Her most recent paper is titled  An Analysis of the Four Characteristics of Ideological and Political Education in the New Era , published in  Qilu normal university journal, in November 2019. This study mainly focuses on the characteristics of ideological and political education in those ten years, including the Internet, culture and specific education policy's influence on the ideological and political education. Her research on the ideological and political education of college students inspired her to expand her perspective to the study of global citizenship education.