Elise Westin

Elise Westin

Higher Degree by Research Candidate

School of Humanities

Faculty of Arts


Elise Lopez is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Adelaide. Her dissertation research examines the place of memoir within the SFL framework and its role in shaping patterns of identity and memories of shared experiences.

Elise is currently a PhD Candidate at The University of Adelaide, writing a dissertation on the development of Holodomor discourse in the West and how it has impacted on the construction of identities in the Ukrainian diaspora. My research interests have been driven by a curiosity surrounding the ways in which language can motivate, shape and drive social movements and collective identities. My approach is cross-disciplinary, incorporating linguistic, cultural, literary and anthropological theories. I currently teach at the University of Adelaide and my most recent publication was Text-Based Research and Teaching: A Social Semiotic Perspective on Language in Use, co-edited with Dr Peter Mickan.

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 works 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.


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