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Benedict ROWLETT

Dr. Benedict ROWLETT

Assistant Professor, Department of English Language and Literature

Phone number3411 5031
ORCID number0000-0003-0500-4126



B.A. (Goldsmiths University of London), M.Sc. (Aston University) Ph.D. (CityU HK)

Research area(s):

Queer Linguistics; Critical Discourse Analysis; Narrative Inquiry; Sociocultural Linguistics

Teaching area(s):

Sociolinguistics; Critical Discourse Analysis; Language, Gender, and Sexuality  

Taught previously at:

The University of Tokyo

Selected output(s):

Rowlett, B.J.L. & King, B.W. (2023). Merging mobilities: Querying knowledges, actions, and chronotopes in discourses of transcultural relationships from a North/South queer contact zone. Critical Discourse Studies 20(2), 111-127.

Rowlett, B.J.L. & Chhim, P. (2023). Negotiating the language of sexual identities: A case study of multilingual educational materials and practices from Cambodia. Journal of Asia Pacific Communication 33(2), 111-136.

Rowlett, B.J.L. (2022). Affective practice in language and sexuality research methodologies at intersections of the North and South. In S. Makoni, A. Kaiper-Marquez, and L. Mokwena (Eds.) The Routledge Handbook of Language and the Global South 223-232. London and New York: Routledge.

Rowlett, B. J. L. (2020) Second language socialization in the margins: Queering the paradigm. Multilingua, 39(6), 631-662.

Current project(s):

Hong Kong University Grants Committee, General Research Fund (GRF), PI, HKD491,300, 2024-26 Communicating citizenship in Hong Kong: A critical discourse study of letters to the editor

Hong Kong University Grants Committee, Early Career Scheme (ECS), PI, HKD273,168, 2022-24 A linguistic landscape study of the Gay Games in Hong Kong

Borba, R. & Rowlett, B.J.L. (under contract). The Language of Sex Work. Routledge.

Rowlett, B.J.L, Go, C., Chen, L-C., Saisuwan, P. (under contract) Pride in Asia: Negotiating ideologies, localness, and alternative futures. Cambridge Element in Language, Gender, and Sexuality, Cambridge University Press.

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