Associate Professor in Intercultural Business Communication
Stanley, P. (in press). Unlikely hikers? Activism, Instagram, and the queer mobilities of fat hikers, women hiking alone, and hikers of colour. Mobilities,
This paper investigates a nascent, primarily online community of so-called 'unlikely hikers', united in the premise that hiking is good for everyone's mental and physical heal...
P. Stanley, & G. Vass (Eds.), (2018). Questions of culture in autoethnography
Autoethnography allows researchers to make sense of the ‘ethno’ – the cultural – by studying their own experiences – the ‘auto’. It links the self to the cultural, allowing fo...
Stanley, P. (2017). The two cultures in Australian ELICOS: Industry managers respond to English language school teachers. English Australia Journal : the Australian Journal of English Language Teaching, 33(1), 28-42
This article reports on a qualitative study that sought to understand managers’ perceptions of teachers’ professional identities in the Australian ELICOS sector. The study fou...
Stanley, P., & Stevenson, M. (2017). Making sense of not making sense: Novice English language teacher talk. Linguistics and Education, 38, 1-10. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.linged.2017.01.001
This qualitative study critically examines the intelligibility of the teacher talk of novice native speaker English language teachers. It focuses on difficulties teachers face...
Stanley, P. (2017). A Critical Auto/Ethnography of Learning Spanish: Intercultural Competence on the Gringo Trail?. Taylor & Francis
The premise that intercultural contact produces intercultural competence underpins much rationalization of backpacker tourism and in-country language education. However, if in...
Stanley, P. (2015). Writing the PhD Journey(s): An Autoethnography of Zine-Writing, Angst, Embodiment, and Backpacker Travels. Journal of Contemporary Ethnography, 44(2), 143-168. https://doi.org/10.1177/0891241614528708
Doing PhD is a “black box.” While inputs, outputs, and milestones are visible, there is a sizeable gap in our understanding of candidates’ lived experiences. This may cause so...
Stanley, P. (2013). Lessons from China: Understanding what Chinese students want. English Australia Journal : the Australian Journal of English Language Teaching, 28(2), 38-52
Students from the People's Republic of China are the single largest cohort of international students in Australia, and although attempts have been made to understand their nee...
Stanley, P. (2013). A critical ethnography of 'Westerners' teaching English in China: Shanghaied in Shanghai. Taylor & Francis
Tens of thousands of Western ‘teachers’, many of whom would not be considered teachers elsewhere, are employed to teach English in public and private education in China. Littl...
Stanley, P., & Murray, N. (2013). ‘Qualified’? A framework for comparing ELT teacher preparation courses. Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 36(1), 102-115. https://doi.org/10.1075/aral.36.1.05sta
There is no standard via which to measure the ‘qualified’ English language teacher in a way that is meaningful to institutions seeking to employ teaching staff. This is signif...
Stanley, P. (2012). Superheroes in Shanghai: constructing transnational Western men's identities. Gender, Place and Culture, 19(2), 213-231. https://doi.org/10.1080/0966369x.2011.573141
This article examines the ‘superhero’ phenomenon, in which Western masculinity is constructed differently in East Asia than in Western countries. This produces an imagined, Oc...
Stanley, P. (2019). Ethnography and autoethnography in ELT research: Querying the axiomatic. In X. Gao (Ed.), Second Handbook of English Language TeachingSpringer International Publishing Switzerland
With a view to suggesting ways forward in qualitative ELT research, this chapter surveys two related fields of literature in order to question the taken-for-granted. The first...
Stanley, P. (2018). On the difficulties of writing about culture in autoethnography. In P. Stanley, & G. Vass (Eds.), Questions of culture in autoethnographyTaylor & Francis
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Stanley, P. (2018). Walking to heal or walking to heel? Contesting cultural narratives about fat women who hike and camp alone. In P. Stanley, & G. Vass (Eds.), Questions of culture in autoethnography, 129-141. Taylor & Francis
Stanley, P. (2016). Economy class? Lived experiences and career trajectories of private-school English-language teachers in Australia. In P. Haworth, & C. Craig (Eds.), The career trajectories of English language teachers, 185-199. Symposium Books. https://doi.org/10.15730/books.97
Stanley, P. (2016). Must the (Western) Hydra be blond(e)? Performing cultural 'authenticity' in intercultural education. In P. Bunce, V. Rapatahana, R. Phillipson, & R. Tupas (Eds.), Why English? Confronting the hydra, 93-105. Multilingual Matters
The Business School
6 March 2019 - 4 June 2019