The School of Education HDR Community would like to invite HDR students and academic staff to attend a special seminar by Professor Phan Le Ha.

This seminar, informed by the author’s recent work (Phan, 2017, 2018, 2021), engages with ‘the rise of Asia’ and its interdependent relationships with ‘the West’, the English language, and the internationalization of higher education in various contexts in Asia and the Gulf region. It argues that these relationships have generated fertile space for more subtle ‘Western dominance’ under the celebrated ‘Asia Century’. It also briefly introduces the author’s theorisation of ‘adjusted desire’, ‘neo-colonial disguise’, and ‘transformative mediocrity’ in her scholarship.

Date: Thursday 29 October 2020 - Add to calendar

Time: 12:30pm - 2pm

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Senior Professor Dr PHAN Le Ha
PHAN Le Ha (PhD) is Senior Professor at Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Institute of Education, Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD), and also Head of the International and Comparative Education Research Group (ICE) at UBD. Prior to Brunei, Prof Phan was tenured Full Professor in the Department of Educational Foundations, College of Education, University of Hawaii at Manoa (UHM) where she maintains her affiliation, and Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Education, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. She has taught and written extensively on English language education, identity-language-culture-pedagogy, global/international/transnational higher education, international development and education, educational mobilities, and sociology of knowledge. Her research work has covered many contexts in Southeast Asia, East Asia, the Asia-Pacific and the Gulf regions. For more information about Professor Phan, please visit: . She can be contacted at halephan[at] or leha.phan[at]


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