Mabel Victoria
Mabel Victoria

Dr Mabel Victoria

Lecturer

Biography

I am an applied sociolinguist with research interests in intercultural communication, English as a lingua franca, linguistic politeness, discourse analysis, pragmatics, and linguistic landscapes. I teach Intercultural Business Communication, Exploring Culture and An Introduction to Sociolinguistics. I have a PhD in Intercultural Communication and Applied Sociolinguistics, MA in Teaching English as a Foreign Language and MRes in Education. I am interested in applying insights from linguistic ethnography in the analysis of spoken discourse. My most recent publications include: Methodological Issues and Challenges in Researching Transculturally (2022, Editor, Cambridge Scholars), Interculturality and the English Language Classroom (2021, Co-editor, Palgrave), "Penitensiya" as Religious-Dark Tourism in Tourist Studies Journal (2021).

Events

Esteem

Conference Organising Activity

  • Co-organiser: Future Visualities: Visual Methods & Ethnography
  • Co-organiser Visual Methods and Ethnography Seminar Series 2
  • Project Lead: Visual Methods and Ethnography Seminar Series 1
  • Arts and Intercultural Understanding
  • Transculturing in the Third Space Using English as a Lingua Franca
  • Transculturing in the Third Space through Language
  • Transforming Borders into Bridges: Communication Strategies and Resources for Building Relations across Cultures
  • The selfie project: learning/teaching English in an innovative way
  • Using the liminal spaces of the classroom as a pedagogical resource Teaching Fellowship Conference
  • How Immigrants in an Employment-focused Program ‘do’ Solidarity and Empathy

 

Editorial Activity

  • Managing Editor
  • Book Review Editor

 

External Examining/Validations

  • External Advisor
  • PhD External Examiner
  • External Examiner
  • PhD External Examiner
  • External Examiner

 

Fellowships and Awards

  • Recipient of Language Acts and Worldmaking 'Small Grant' Award
  • Recipient of British Council and Newton 'Research Links' Award
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Recipient of British Council and Newton Researcher Links

 

Invited Speaker

  • Linguistic Politeness and Intercultural Competence
  • Research Writing for Researchers
  • Navigating Intercultural Border Crossings through Language
  • The Language of Friendship and Solidarity in Intercultural Encounters
  • Applied Linguistics according to Kermit, the Frog
  • How Canadian Immigrants from different Cultural and Linguistic Backgrounds Manage Interaction Successfully
  • Intercultural Border Crossings

 

Media Activity

  • The Art of Latrinalia

 

Public/Community Engagement

  • Enhancing Intercultural Understanding and Inclusion Using Visual Methods

 

Research Degree External Examining

  • PhD Internal Examiner

 

Reviewing

  • Journal Reviewer
  • Peer Reviewer for the Asian EFL Journal
  • Peer Reviewer

 

Date


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“This wall does more for mental health than the uni does”: Theorising Toilet Graffiti as a Safe House for Students

Journal Article
Victoria, M. (in press)
“This wall does more for mental health than the uni does”: Theorising Toilet Graffiti as a Safe House for Students. Innovative Higher Education, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10755-024-09712-w
Despite sometimes being considered unworthy of scholarly attention, the study of toilet graffiti, also known as latrinalia, has nevertheless garnered increasing interest among...

Affect and materiality of Graffiti in times of crisis

Presentation / Conference
Victoria, M. (2023, December)
Affect and materiality of Graffiti in times of crisis. Paper presented at Rethinking intercultural communication beyond verbal language, Nicosia, Cyprus
The impetus for this visual-based presentation comes from serendipitous encounters with certain types of graffiti in Edinburgh during the covid-19 lockdown. As a flâneuse (El...

Transcultural awareness and multimodality in YouTube videos among international students in higher education, Thailand

Journal Article
Sangiamchit, C., & Victoria, M. (2023)
Transcultural awareness and multimodality in YouTube videos among international students in higher education, Thailand. Journal of Language and Culture, 42(1), 178-208
YouTube is one of the biggest and most popular global online video sharing and social media platforms. Owing to its multimodal features and rich user generated contents coveri...

Lessons from the Past for the Future

Book Chapter
Victoria, M. (2022)
Lessons from the Past for the Future. In M. Victoria (Ed.), Methodological Issues and Challenges in Researching Transculturally. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

Longitudinal Research on Students - Transcultural Aspects and Ethical Questions

Book Chapter
Ratz, S. (2022)
Longitudinal Research on Students - Transcultural Aspects and Ethical Questions. In M. Victoria (Ed.), Methodological Issues and Challenges in Researching Transculturally (113-130). Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

Introduction: Researching Transculturally: Methodological Issues and Challenges

Book Chapter
Victoria, M. (2022)
Introduction: Researching Transculturally: Methodological Issues and Challenges. In M. Victoria (Ed.), Methodological Issues and Challenges in Researching Transculturally (1-12). Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

Methodological Issues and Challenges in Researching Transculturally

Book
Victoria, M. (Ed.)
(2022). Methodological Issues and Challenges in Researching Transculturally. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
This book sheds light on the ‘unseen’ challenges encountered by qualitative researchers before, during and long after conducting their study. These issues, often shrouded in m...

What's in a Cake: Diversity, Inclusivity and Interculturality

Presentation / Conference
Victoria, M., & Smith, D. (2022, June)
What's in a Cake: Diversity, Inclusivity and Interculturality. Paper presented at Future Visualities: Visual Methods & Ethnography in Interdisciplinary Research, Edinburgh Napier University
Food, death and taxes have been claimed by anthropologists as some of the factors that are common to all human beings. Food is considered an important marker of identity and c...

Graffiti: fugitive and illegal writing as ARTivism

Presentation / Conference
Victoria, M. (2022, May)
Graffiti: fugitive and illegal writing as ARTivism. Paper presented at Tourism and Languages Research Seminar, Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh
‘DON’T KIL URSELF’. ‘ YOU SHALL OVERCOME.’ The impetus for this study comes from serendipitous encounters with certain types of graffiti around Edinburgh during the covid-19 ...

Graffiti, Place and Society

Presentation / Conference
Victoria, M. (2022, May)
Graffiti, Place and Society. Paper presented at TBS Research Seminar, Edinburgh Napier University
‘DON’T KIL URSELF’. ‘ YOU SHALL OVERCOME.’ The impetus for this study comes from serendipitous encounters with certain types of graffiti around Edinburgh during the covid-19 ...

Pre-Napier Funded Projects

  • Power and Politeness in Philippine Higher Education Classrooms
  • An Investigation into Communication Strategies by English as a Lingua Franca Speakers
  • PhD project funded by The Open University

Current Post Grad projects