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Scholarly biography

Vy Rajapillai lectures in English Language and Media. After completing an MA in Contemporary Approaches to English Studies at Goldsmiths’ College, University of London and a second in Media Assisted Language Teaching at the university of Brighton, Rajapillai joined a three-year EU funded project at the University to carry out her doctoral studies on cross cultural collaboration and communication. She has also worked on a research project for the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) investigating how technology can support stakeholder participation.

Research interests

Rajapillai’s research interest is in the area of cross-cultural collaboration/communication and migration and identity. She is interested in investigating the role of culture in the uptake and use of online communication technology for cross-cultural collaboration/communication. Her research interest includes Web 2 technology for learning and teaching.

She is also interested issues surrounding identity construction of migrants. 

Supervisory Interests

My research interest is in the area of cross cultural collaboration/communication, identity construction and student engagement.  My supervisory interest are the areas of World Englishes and English Language Teaching/Learning and identity construction of migrants. I’m also interested in investigating decolonising the curriculum and student engagement through staff-student partnership.

Education/Academic qualification

Master, Goldsmiths, University of London

Master, University of Brighton

PhD, University of Brighton

Bachelor, University of Jaffna

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