Dr Benedict Rowlett, an Assistant Professor at the Department of English, is one of the winners of the Faculty of Arts Performance Award in Early Career Teaching. The Awards Presentation Ceremony will be held on Wednesday 26 August 2020 at 4:00 p.m. You may click here to find out who the awardees are.
After many years as an English teacher in Japan and the UK, Dr Rowlett completed a PhD at City University of Hong Kong in which he focused on language learning, sexualities and social action in Cambodia. He is a sociocultural linguist and discourse analyst with research interests in language education, gender and sexuality, narrative inquiry, queer linguistics and critical ethnography. His recent publications can be found in the journals Multilingua, Narrative Inquiry and Gender and Language. He is also a member of the International Gender and Language Association (IGALA) advisory board.
Dr Rowlett recently presented the paper “Tracing Intraregional Discursive Flows via Pink Dot Events in Singapore and Hong Kong” at the “Hong Kong and Elsewhere: A Hong Kong Studies Symposium” (2-3 July 2020). And he will be talking about “Structure” with Dr Mingxing Li on Thursday 24 September 2020, as part of the “Whip-Smart and Specialized: Hong Kong PhD Fellowship @ HKBU ENG” series.
(Friday 21 August 2020)