Dr Haynes Collins

Dr Haynes Collins


  • PhD Supervision & Lecturer

Research interests

My research interests fall broadly into the category of intercultural communication, intercultural studies and sociolinguistics. I am specifically interested in how institutional and media discourses mobilise the concept of culture and interculturality to serve ideological agendas. My ethnographic focus on situated practices within specific small culture contexts informs my current research project entitled, ‘An Anthropology of Swimming: Exploring Communication, Identity and Inclusivity in Publicly Accessible British Pools’.  My recent publications include:

Collins, H. (2022) ‘The politics of intercultural space: Inclusive, unobtrusive, and failed mediation.’ In Busch, D. (ed) The Routledge Handbook of Intercultural Mediation. New York: Routledge. 

Collins, H. and Holliday, A. (2022) ‘Ethnography: Expanding the boundaries in EAP.’ in Ding, A. & Evans, M. (eds) Social Theory for English for Academic Purposes.  Bloomsbury.

Collins, H. (2020) Mermaids, knitted costumes and pink carbolic soap: making meaning and translating social space in community-led pools. Language and Intercultural Communication, DOI: 10.1080/14708477.2020.1833899

Collins, H. & Armenta Delgado, I. (2019) Critical cosmopolitanism in participant dialogue: grappling with essentialism, negotiating difference and resisting closure, Language and Intercultural Communication, 19:6, 541-554, DOI: 10.1080/14708477.2019.1674865

Collins, H. (2018) ‘Interculturality from above and below: navigating uneven discourses in a neoliberal university system.’ Language and Intercultural Communication, 18:2, 167-183, DOI: 10.1080/14708477.2017.13548670

Collins, H. & Pajak, C. (2018) The performance of swimming: disorder, difference and marginality within a publically-accessible pool. Language and Intercultural Communication. DOI: 10.1080/14708477.2018.1545027

Collins, H. (2018) Culture A, B or C? The experience of an ODL module designer. The Language Scholar. https://languagescholar.leeds.ac.uk/culture-a-b-or-c-the-experience-of-an-odl-module-designer/

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  • PhD Applied Linguistics: Christ Church Canterbury University
  • MA Social Anthropology: School for Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
  • MA TESOL: School for International Training (Brattleboro, Vermont)

Professional memberships

  • International Association of Languages and Intercultural Communication

Student education

I currently teach modules on intercultural studies/communication and sociolinguistics at postgraduate and undergraduate level. 

Research groups and institutes

  • Multilingualism

Current postgraduate researchers

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