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MemberChristopher Jenks

Christopher Jenks received his graduate degrees from George Mason University and Newcastle University (England).  Before arriving at the University of South Dakota, he taught at the City University of Hong Kong, Newcastle University, and Konkuk University (Seoul, South Korea).  He specializes in the political and cultural implications of the global spread of English.  His research interests include multiculturalism, critical race theory, translingualism, postcolonialism, neoliberalism, and national identities.  His eight published and forthcoming books cover a range of topics, including chat room interaction, intercultural communication, and second language acquisition. His 2010 edited collection on second language acquisition was runner-up for the 2011 British Association for Applied Linguistics (BAAL) Book Award. He is currently working on a project that examines how roadside billboards of the Midwest represent discursive spaces for national identity construction.

MemberDavid Hope

…Newcastle University | University of London…

I am an economic historian specialising in the history of British overseas trade circa 1700 to 1850. I am particularly interested in the connections between commerce, colonialism, and consumption through the study of chartered trading companies, commodities, merchants, and distribution. As Economic History Society Anniversary Fellow — a one-year postdoctoral position co-sponsored by the Economic History Society, Newcastle University, and the Institute of Historical Research (School of Advanced Study, University of London) — I am writing my first monograph on the subject of the late-eighteenth and early nineteenth-century British Atlantic fur trade: a publication that advances my doctoral thesis beyond the records of the Hudson’s Bay Company by using new research into Scottish-Canadian merchant papers undertaken in Montreal, Ottawa, and Winnipeg over the summer of 2018. By locating the British fur trade within the wider ‘Atlantic World’, the book explores what this trade suggests about the institution of empire, the emergence of an integrated Atlantic economy, and the circulation of commodities in an era of protoglobalisation and burgeoning consumerism. I joined Newcastle University in October 2016 as a Teacher in History after completing my doctorate at Northumbria University. I have taught widely on the history of Britain, Europe, the Americas, and world empires at Newcastle, Northumbria, and Teesside Universities.

TopicCFP: Geographies of Digital Games

“Geographies of Digital Games” Organisers: Nick Rush-Cooper (Newcastle University, UK) and Emma Fraser (Manchester University, UK) Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting April 3-7 2019, Washington DC https://annualmeeting.aag.org/AAGAnnualMeeting Computer, video, mobile and digital games are fundamentally geographical: They are sites of social relation, spaces of exploration and agency, cultural and political representations of places, affective […]

MemberTiago Sousa Garcia

…Animating Text Newcastle University (ATNU)

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I joined Newcastle University in 2017 as a Research Associate to ‘Animating Text’ (AtNU), a interdisciplinary research project interested in the future of scholarly digital editing and the digital humanities. Before joining Newcastle, I received a doctorate from Text and Event in Early Modern Europe (TEEME), an Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate awarded by the University of Kent and the University of Porto, Portugal. I had previously completed an MA in Anglo-American Studies and a BA in Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Portuguese and English) at the University of Porto. Parallel to my academic career I have also worked in the private sector, first as a computer programmer working in encryption and communication protocols, and later as an assistant editor to a small publishing house in Portugal.