Jianxin (Richard) Liu

Teaching and Research Staff

Dr Jianxin (Richard) Liu

BA, NU, China; MEd & PhD, Sydney, Australia

Lecturer in Literacy and ESL Education

Dr Richard (Jianxin) Liu has a BA from Ningxia University and a MEd (TESOL) and a PhD from the University of Sydney. He was a high school English teacher and a university lecturer in linguistics before joining Charles Sturt University in 2011. He is interested in TESOL, digital literacy, and applied language studies and has produced sizeable publications in these areas over the years.  Richard is available for HDR supervision.

Research interests

  • Applied linguistics
  • TESOL including English for specific purposes
  • Social media studies
  • Gender and cultural studies
  • New literacies studies including multimodal assessment and academic writing

Research grants

  • 2013. Multimodal text production as assessment: production and evaluation. Faculty of Education, Charles Sturt University.
  • 2012. Cultural diversity in school-based multiliterate practices: A regional and intercultural perspective. Faculty of Education, Charles Sturt University.
  • 2011. Social participation, transformation, and evolution in digital China: a critical analysis of the Chinese blogosphere. The Toyota Foundation.
  • 2007. Corpus-based situated multimodal discourse analysis. The Chinese National Social Sciences Foundations
  • Digital literacy
  • Research methods

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