Dr 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: 331 Parkinson Building
I am interested in exploring everyday language and litereracy practices “in the wild” to develop situated language learning, relevant to students’ specific needs. I have taught EAP since 2015 I’ve worked permanently in the LC since January 2020, prior to which I ran bespoke blended workplace language courses, wrote online learning materials for educational publishers and taught ESOL. I completed a PhD in Linguistics in April 2022, on the topic of online job seeking. My academic interests are literacy as social practice and mediated discourse theory. I am co-founder of the PhD/ECR Literacy as Social Practice Network, and co-manager of The Language Scholar Journal.
- 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