Haolin Zhang

Email: h.zhang.8@research.gla.ac.uk

Room 578, Level 5, St Andrews Building, G3 6NH

Research title: Consciousness Awakening: understanding Chinese female students' renegotiated self-identity in intimate relationships after receiving higher education in Scotland

Research Summary

Current Research

My PhD research is in Higher Education and Feminist Identity Negotiation. My thesis will explore Chinese female students’ identity (re)negotiation after they receiving higher education in Scotland.

Before joining UofG for my PhD, I completed an MSc in TESOL at the University of Edinburgh. During my MSc study, I specialized in applied linguistics including critical discourse analysis (CDA), second language acquisition, and critical pedagogy.

Moreover, I am also interested in feminism, gender studies and sociology in education. I am a proud member of ELINET community (Education, Languages and Internationalisation Network) under the branch of social justice. And also a member of GLACIER (Glasgow comparative and international education research).

Research Interests

  • Sociology in Higher Education
  • Feminism
  • Identity Negotiation/Construction
  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Social Justice
  • Critical Pedagogy
  • Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA)


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