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Marta Wilczek-Watson

Overview

person name Position: Postgraduate Researcher Email: WilczekMM@cf.ac.uk
Area: Centre for Language and Communication Research

PhD Research

Stancetaking and identification in transnational families through culinary talk and practices.

I am conducting research on discursive construction of identity in transnational contact. Specifically I explore how members of transnational families (Polish-British) negotiate their culinary practices during various socio-cultural celebrations. My data comprise video-recordings of such celebratory events as well as semi-structured interviews with the participants. In my qualitative, multimodal analysis I focus on how through seemingly trivial food talk transnationals can manifest their subject positions, potentially reconstructing their multiple identities. 

Supervisor: Dr Frances Rock, Dr Chris Heffer

Academic Background

School of English, Communication and Philosophy, Cardiff University, Wales (2010 – present)

Ph.D. in Language and Communication Research (part-time)
Ph.D. project title: Stancetaking and Identification in Transnational Families through Culinary Talk and Practices

School of English, Communication and Philosophy, Cardiff University, Wales (2009 – 2010)

M.A. in Language and Communication Research
M.A. project title: Discourses of Belonging and Mobility – Space and Place in Dinner Talk of Young Professionals

Institute of English Philology, Maria Curie-Sklodowska University of Lublin, Poland (1999 – 2006)

B.A. and M.A. in English Philology (specialism in Linguistics)
M.A. project title: Proverbs and Productivity in English and Polish: Relational Network Approach

Conferences, Symposia and Seminars

June 2014 – Sociolinguistics Symposium 20, The University of Jyväskylä, Finland; the presentation title: Constructing a third space through culinary talk in transnational families

May 2014 – CLCR Annual Postgraduate Conference, Cardiff University; the presentation title:Performing hybridity through food talk in transnational families

February 2014 – Postgraduate Research Presentation, Cardiff University; the presentation title:
‘It’s British Christmas, no one’s invited’ – performing jocular abuse of the culinary Other

July 2013 – Ethnography, Language and Communication Summer School, King’s College London; ran a data session – Jocular abuse of the culinary Other: building a third space through othering

May 2013 – CLCR Annual Postgraduate Conference, Cardiff University (presenter and chair); the presentation title: ‘I thought I would make something British...’ – when the Other becomes Self

February 2013 – Postgraduate Research Presentation, Cardiff University; the presentation title:
We are making it really Polish style this time... – self-exoticising vs self-othering in transnational food talk

Teaching

Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (October 2013)

Postgraduate Tutor, Cardiff University, Wales (2011 – 2013)

Taught Introduction to Human Communication and Introduction to Media Communication modules to undergraduate students in the School of English, Communication and Philosophy Completed the Learning to Teach in Higher Education module (Distinction)

Citizenship Teacher, Fairfield High School, Bristol (March – July 2011)  

English as an Additional Language Teacher (EAL), Fairfield High School, Bristol (2008 – 2010)

English as an Additional Language Teacher (EAL), St. Mary Redcliffe Primary School, Bristol
(2007 – 2008)

Polish Language Tutor, Bristol University, Bristol (2007 – 2009)

Polish and English Language Tutor, Berlitz Centre, Bristol (2007 – 2009)

Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), General Teaching Council for England (June 2007)

Links

https://cardiff.academia.edu/MartaWilczekWatson