Denise de Pauw
- Position: Lecturer in English for Academic Purposes
- Areas of expertise: Situated literacy practices; mediated discourse analysis; digital literacies; activity theory; literacies and employability; English for specific academic purposes
- Email: D.B.DePauw@leeds.ac.uk
- Phone: +44(0)113 343 5728
- Location: 317 Parkinson Building
I am interested in exploring everyday language and litereracy practices “in the wild” to develop situated language learning resources, relevant to students’ specific needs. I have taught EAP since 2015 and completed a PhD in Applied Linguistics in 2022, on the topic of the experiences of migrant jobseekers, looking for work online, looking at the literacy practices and discourses of identity that intersect in the process of developing employability. Previously, I taught English to speakers of other languages in the UK, mostly in rural community settings but also in mainstream FE.
Between 2012–2017 I freelanced as a self employed materials writer, developed blended learning language and literacy courses for production line staff, and taught literacy to adult offenders. In 2015/16 I completed a masters degree in TESOL with ICT, where I developed an academic interest in everyday digital literacies.
- Module lead
- Insessional language support
- For postgraduates in the schools of computing and electrical and electronic engineering
- digital academic literacy practices and genres
- hybridised genres
- digital pedagogies
- teacher identity
- currciulum design
- digital literacy practices
- activity theory
- mediated discourse analysis
- language, migration, education, employability
I am active in the following roles which enhance all dimensions of my work:
- Organising committee 2022 BALEAP PIM on EAP and Intercultural Communication.
- Co-organiser of the Language Centre Summer Conference (2022 onwards): the conference is intended as a forum for exchanging research and practice in language education.
- LC discussions around decolonising the curriculum
- CARA mentor for a professor of Computer Science, which is providing me with scholarship opportunities, researching writing for academic publication for EAL users on the periphery of the academy
- Co-convener of PhD/ECR network for literacy as social practice – a global online network
Publications and blog posts
- de Pauw, D. (2022). Inching from the periphery, in a non-institutional setting. PAWBL 4th Annual Symposium: Literacy practices in workplace contexts. Friday 24 June 2022 [online].
- de Pauw, D. & Heath, J. (2022). “If we were on campus....”: Reflections on managing the multiple spaces of online teaching. The Language Scholar (10)
- de Pauw, D. 2022. The experiences of migrant jobseekers, looking for work online. [online] Lancaster University.
- de Pauw, D. (2021) Taking part in the RaPAL colloquia. RaPAL Building Back Better (103)
- PAWBL December Symposium 2020 – Creativity and collaboration in professional, academic and workplace literacies.
- de Pauw, D. (2020, 08.25) The glass collecting job. Literacies Log: Blog for the Literacy Research Centre at Lancaster University.
- de Pauw, D. (2019,10.04) EPALE 2019 Stakeholder Conference, Warsaw. EPALE.
- Research and Practice in Adult Literacies (RaPAL): PhD colloquia presenter, 3rd December 2020
- PhD Applied Linguistics (2022)
- MA TESOL with ICT (distinction)
- PGCE (PCET)
- Trinity Cert TESOL
- BA Hons (joint) European Studies (German)(Political Science)
I currently lead insessional provision in the Schools of Computing and Electricial and Electronic Engineering. I also co-lead a summer pre-sessional course.
Research groups and institutes
- Language Centre