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: 'The verbal and the visual: Insights from the Selfie Project (2018); ‘Blue Paint and White Underwear: Humour and misunderstanding in Intercultural Encounters (2016)’; and 'Every picture tells a story: Using Selfie-inspired Activities to Enhance Social Relations and Encourage Self-reflexivity (2016).

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
  • The selfie project: learning/teaching English in an innovative way
  • Transforming Borders into Bridges: Communication Strategies and Resources for Building Relations across Cultu
  • 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
  • Recipient of British Council and Newton Researcher Links
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

 

Invited Speaker

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

 

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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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, 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 ...

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 ...

Why we don't always say what we mean: Linguistic Politeness and Intercultural Competence

Presentation / Conference
Victoria, M. (2022, February)
Why we don't always say what we mean: Linguistic Politeness and Intercultural Competence. Presented at Global Skills in the 21st Century, University of Aveiro, Portugal

Interculturality in Action at an English Conversation Club in a Thai University: The use of Cultural Differences and Spatial Repertoire/ Thai 'Habitat' Factor in the Management of Interaction

Journal Article
Victoria, M., & Sangiamchit, C. (2021)
Interculturality in Action at an English Conversation Club in a Thai University: The use of Cultural Differences and Spatial Repertoire/ Thai 'Habitat' Factor in the Management of Interaction. Journal of Language and Culture, 40(1), 123-147
The current investigation explores interculturality by looking at the language practices of a culturally and linguistically diverse group of postgraduate students from China, ...

“Hayan na ang mga Hampas-dugo! (the Penitents are coming!)”: Penitensya as Religious-Dark Tourism

Journal Article
Wight, C., & Victoria, M. (2022)
“Hayan na ang mga Hampas-dugo! (the Penitents are coming!)”: Penitensya as Religious-Dark Tourism. Tourist Studies, 22(1), 89-113. https://doi.org/10.1177/14687976211067261
This paper applies indigenous research methods to understand the motives of visitors attending Penitensya (a Lenten Filipino ritual involving violent ritualistic performances)...

Pre-Napier Funded Projects

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

Current Post Grad projects