Elise Westin

Elise Westin

Higher Degree by Research Candidate

School of Humanities

Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics


Elise Westin has an MA in Applied Linguistics and is currently completing a PhD in Central and East European Literature with a research focus on the ways in which cultural memory and trauma can be understood through the literary representations of victims in Holodomor survivor literature. As a third generation survivor of the Ukrainian Holodomor, she is interested in the ways in which cultural memory and trauma both shape, and are shaped by, discourse. She currently teaches at the University of Adelaide and Adelaide Institute of Higher Education, and became an alumna of the Genocide and Human Rights University Program in 2019.

Elise Westin has an MA in Applied Linguistics and is currently completing a PhD in Central and East European Literature with a research focus on the ways in which cultural memory and trauma can be understood through the literary representations of victims in Holodomor survivor literature. As a third generation survivor of the Ukrainian Holodomor, she is interested in the ways in which cultural memory and trauma both shape, and are shaped by, discourse. She currently teaches at the University of Adelaide and Adelaide Institute of Higher Education, and became an alumna of the Genocide and Human Rights University Program in 2019.

Holodomor Research and Education Consortium (HREC) Research Grant

2019

Holodomor Research and Education Consortium (HREC) Fellowship to attend the Genocide and Human Rights University Program in Toronto

2019

 

Elise is a learning advisor at the Writing Centre, where she teaches students one-on-one and in groups, develops teaching materials for preparation for students undertaking the LANTITE test, and helps students from different linguistic backgrounds to improve their English.

Elise is a learning advisor at Adelaide Institute of Higher Education, where she also lectures first year business students in a contextualised English for Academic Purposes course. Her TESOL research has been published in multiple journals, as well Text-Based Research and Teaching: A Social Semiotic Perspective on Language in Use, which was co-edited with Dr Peter Mickan.


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