Dr Jenna Mittelmeier
Jenna is a Senior Lecturer in International Education at the University of Manchester, where her research focuses broadly on the internationalisation of higher education. She is particularly interested in practices with international students, including the ways they are framed by their universities and wider host societies. Within that, Jenna’s work looks at how higher education curricula and pedagogies are shaped by internationalisation and through teaching international students. Her research takes a critical perspective against pervasive deficit narratives of international students, reflecting on issues of power, privilege, and ethics in internationalised classrooms.
Jenna is the Research in Context Editor for Journal of International Students, which is a special section that aims to critically (re-)conceptualise research and practice in the subfield.
Dr Sylvie Lomer
Dr Sylvie Lomer is Senior Lecturer in Policy and Practice at the University of Manchester, where her research expertise focuses on international higher education. Her first book, Recruiting International Students in Higher Education, critically examined UK policy on international students. Follow-up work on blended learning pedagogies led to an interest in how deficit narratives of international students shape pedagogic practices. Recent research funded by the Society for Research in Higher Education and the British Academy/Leverhulme has explored the perceptions of teachers and staff involved with institutional internationalisation/global engagement policy enactment. She is currently building on her expertise in documentary and secondary data analysis to develop creative methodologies in relation to international students as knowledge collaborators. Sylvie contributes as reviewer to several leading journals in higher education and is Associate Editor for the Higher Education in Research and Development Journal. She also convenes the Higher Education Research Group, HERE@Manchester.
We are also grateful for the contribution of several colleagues who are not involved in the everyday organisation of this website, but have nonetheless provided valuable support:
Dr Kalyani Unkule: Associate Professor at Jindal Global Law School, who has influenced our thinking on this topic as co-editor of our upcoming Research with International Students book
Parise Carmichael-Murphy: Postgraduate Researcher, University of Manchester, who contributed significantly to the organisation of ideas for this website as a funded research assistant
Dr Heather Cockayne: Lecturer in Education at the University of Manchester, who has contributed to the compiling of some resources as a co-author for a chapter in our Research with International Students book
Said Al Furqani: Postgraduate Researcher, University of Manchester, who supported the compiling of various resources as a funded research assistant
Daian Huang: Postgraduate Researcher, University of Manchester, who supported the compiling of various resources as a funded research assistant
We are also grateful for resource suggestions from authors who have contributed chapters to our Research with International Students book
This website is unfunded, but our thinking has been influenced by research projects funded by the following organisations: Advance HE, Society for Research into Higher Education, British Academy / Leverhulme, and the German Academic Exchange Network (DAAD). We are grateful to the University of Manchester Library for funding to make our Research with International Students book open access.
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