Living and thriving with labels: A journey towards cultural intelligence

5 years ago, I took a leap of faith to start a new life in Aotearoa New Zealand. I had ...
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Being a Diasporic Academic – Identities in Flux

Presentation at the ISANA NZ 2018 Symposium - The International Student Experience: Connecting Research and Practice held on 8 November ...
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International Education – Global Currency or Global Citizenship

Presentation at the Global Knowledge Economy Seminar organised by the Postgraduate Students’ Association held at the University of Waikato, Hamilton, ...
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The Power of Peer Support

Peer support for doctoral students meets emotional and cultural needs outside power relations imposed by institutional structures and authority figures ...
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Being optimistic through academic networks

I start off this year with several goals, the biggest being completing my PhD. One of the main reasons for ...
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Conference Season 2017

The year-end was a bumper crop of conferences, varied and productive but for different reasons. At the beginning of 2017, ...
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International Doctoral Students as Diasporic Academics

I first heard the term 'diaspora academics' at Wendy Larner's keynote speech at the 2016 ISANA International Education Association Conference ...
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The Never Perfect World of Translation

I'm coming towards the end of my data analysis involving Chinese/Mandarin data. It has been an exhausting process of working ...
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