Lingling Xu (Cora)

Title: Lecturer in Education
Phone: +44 (0)1782 734867
Email: l.xu@keele.ac.uk
Location: Chancellor's Building : CBA1.061
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I joined Keele as Lecturer in Education in September 2016. I received my PhD in Sociology of Education from the University of Cambridge in July 2016, as a Cambridge Trust scholar. I obtained my MA from King’s College London as a British Chevening scholar and my Bachelor’s from the Education University of Hong Kong as an Outstanding Mainland scholar. A qualified teacher, I taught English as a second language for five years in two Hong Kong secondary schools. I also served on the editorial board of Journal of Trainee Teacher Educational Research between 2012 and 2016. 

Professional and academic memberships and affiliations

British Sociological Association (BSA)

British Sociological Association Bourdieu Study Group

Society for Research into Higher Education (SRHE)

Royal Commonwealth Society (RCS)

British Chevening Scholars (Hong Kong) Association

 

My research interests revolve around mobilities of, in and through education. There are three major branches: inter-/intra-national student mobility; experiences of mobile early-career researchers of deprived backgrounds; and transnational higher education programmes within and beyond China, underpinned by a strong agenda in achieving social justice through research and public engagement.

In my research I engage with the intersection of issues including identity, gender, class, religion, language, and geo-political positioning. Theoretically I have worked with Bourdieu’s theory of practice and am in the process of exploring theories in the areas of social suffering, risk and various forms of capitalism. 

Book Reviews

Xu, C. L. (2013, April 5) Schools for the future Europe: Values and change beyond Lisbon. Journal of Trainee Teacher Educational Research.

Xu, C. L. (2016) Constructing modern Asian citizenship. Comparative Education, 52 (4), 1-2. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03050068.2016.1208498

Xu, C. L. (2016, forthcoming) Chinese student migration, gender and family, Anni Kajanus (2015). Transitions: Journal of Transient Migration, 1(1), 139-141.

Selected Publications

  • Xu L. 2016. Mainland Chinese students at an elite Hong Kong university: habitus–field disjuncture in a transborder context. British Journal of Sociology of Education. doi>
  • Xu L. 2015. When the Hong Kong Dream Meets the Anti-Mainlandisation Discourse: Mainland Chinese Students in Hong Kong. Journal of Current Chinese Affairs, vol. 44(3).
  • Xu L. 2015. Identity and cross-border student mobility: The mainland China–Hong Kong experience. European Educational Research Journal, vol. 14(1). doi>

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Journal Articles

  • Xu L. 2016. Mainland Chinese students at an elite Hong Kong university: habitus–field disjuncture in a transborder context. British Journal of Sociology of Education. doi>
  • Xu L. 2015. When the Hong Kong Dream Meets the Anti-Mainlandisation Discourse: Mainland Chinese Students in Hong Kong. Journal of Current Chinese Affairs, vol. 44(3).
  • Xu L. 2015. Identity and cross-border student mobility: The mainland China–Hong Kong experience. European Educational Research Journal, vol. 14(1). doi>

I contribute to modules including Childhood, Policy and Education, Understanding Learning, Critical and Reflective Teaching in Secondary Education, Inclusive Education and PGCE courses. 

Supervision

I welcome research students interested in areas of educational mobilities, early-career researchers’ experiences, social justice, transnational higher education and educational issues in Asia to get in touch and discuss potential research projects.