CV

Professional positions

Course Coordinator and Lecturer at Adelaide Institute of Higher Education – current position

This position involves coordinating and teaching the course Language in Business. Through this position, I participate in regular professional development programs for effective teaching, assessment and academic integrity.

Learning Advisor  (HEO6) – current position

This position involves one-on-one and group teaching with an emphasis on academic writing at the University of Adelaide Writing Centre. I am also given the opportunity to provide TESOL consulting for new programs, including the English Assist Program, which was a response to a growing demand for English language resources in preparation for the LANTITE Test and IELTS Examination.

Sessional Lecturer at The University of Adelaide

This position involved running workshops and tutorials to prepare students for transitioning to university and to improve students’ assignment writing skills.

Web Officer for LCNAU 

This position involved website construction and maintenance for LCNAU website and LCNAU conferences.

Casual Academic – HEO5

This position involved conducting research for Dr Peter Mickan and Professor Ghil’ad Zuckermann at the University of Adelaide.

Editor at Imagine Press

This position involved editing academic publications.

Senior Editor at Tongues Magazine

This position involved a broad range of duties for the production of an online and print magazine. I was promoted to this position from French Editor.

French Editor at Tongues Magazine

This position involved organising articles for the French part of Tongues; a multilingual, multicultural magazine.

Conferences

2019 Narratives of Forced Migration Conference: ‘Ukrainians as Survivors and Refugees: Attending to Trauma in Lesa Melnyczuk’s Silent Memories, Traumatic Lives and Holodomor: Silenced Voices of the Starved Children’

2019 International Association of Genocide Scholars (IAGS) Conference: ‘The Couple in the Woods: Fragments of a Memoir’

2019 International Association of Genocide Scholars (IAGS) Conference: ‘The Missing Picture in Holodomor Discourse: An Analysis of the Representation of Women in The Black Deeds of the Kremlin’

2019 Emotional Bodies in Context Symposium: ‘Narratives of Victimhood in the Ukrainian Diaspora: Invoking Affect in Miron Dolot’s Execution by Hunger

2018 Ukraine and the World: ‘Emotive Language as Identity Performance in Miron Dolot’s Execution by Hunger’

2017 44th International Systemic Functional Linguistics Congress: ‘Politicising the Past: The Russo-Ukrainian War of Words’

2016 Applied Linguistics Association of Australia (ALAA) Conference: ‘Intercultural and Native Speakers’ Casual Conversations: A Comparative Study of Involvement and Humour’

Publications

Books

Lopez, E. and P. Mickan (eds.). 2016. Text-Based Research and Teaching: a Social Semiotic Perspective on Language in Use. London: Palgrave Macmillan.

Book Chapters

Lopez, E 2017, ‘Locating Multiple Voices in Memoir: Modelling Voice Through Analysis of Interpersonal Linguistic Choices,’ in Mickan, P and E Lopez (eds.) Text-Based Research and Teaching: a Social Semiotic Perspective on Language in Use, London: Palgrave Macmillan.

Lopez, E 2015, ‘A Study of Emic Proportions: Contextualising Phraseological False Friends,’ in Szerszunowicz, J (ed.) Intercontinental Dialogue on Phraseology Vol. III, Białystok: University of Białystok.

Journal Articles

Febrianti, Y, Westin, E, Vu, T and J Yang 2019, ‘Non-native and Native Speakers’ Casual Conversations: A Comparative
Study of Involvement and Humour,’ Pertanika Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, vol. 27, no. 3, pp. 1525-1540.

Book Reviews

Westin, E 2020, ‘Jelena Subotić, Yellow Star, Red Star: Holocaust Remembrance After
Communism. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2019,’ Journal of Soviet and Post-Soviet Politics and Society, vol. 6, no. 2, pp. 339-342.

Creative Works

Lopez, E. 2015. ‘The Couple in the Woods: Fragments of a Memoir,’ Kindling II. Sydney: Writer’s Edit Press.

Magazine Articles

Lopez, E. 2015. ‘Do Ukrainians even exist, or are they just ‘Little Russians’?’ Tongues Magazine, Vol. 1.

Lopez, E. 2015. ‘An Interview with the Prince of Lost Languages,’ Tongues Magazine, Vol. 1.

Lopez, E. 2015. ‘Kulurdu Marni Ngathaitya! Sounds Good to Me! A Kaurna Learner’s Guide (review),’ Tongues Magazine, Vol. 1.

Lopez, E. 2015. ‘Kate Grenville’s One Life: My Mother’s Story Review,’ Athenæum Magazine.

Lopez, E. 2015. ‘Fight Fire with Fashion,’ Athenæum Magazine.

Lopez, E. 2015. ‘Which came first: the chicken or the egg?’ Tongues Online Magazine.

Lopez, E. 2015. ‘An Introvert Abroad: part two,’ Tongues Online Magazine.

Lopez, E. 2015. ‘An Introvert Abroad: part one,’ Tongues Online Magazine.

Lopez, E. 2015. ‘The Untranslatables,’ Tongues Online Magazine.

Lopez, E. 2015. ‘A War of Words: The Language of Revolution,’ Tongues Online Magazine.

Lopez, E. 2015. ‘Chomskyism versus Everettism: The Great [Linguistic] Debate,’ Tongues Online Magazine.

Lopez, E. 2014. ‘Itchy Feet and Travel Bugs,’ Tongues Online Magazine.

Lopez, E. 2014. ‘Weh Dem a Seh?  ‘What are They Saying?’: Jamaican Patois, dialect or language?’ Tongues Online Magazine.

Lopez, E. 2014. ‘Eating the World: ‘Whey wi a nyam fi lunch?’ (What’s for lunch?)’ Tongues Online Magazine.

Lopez, E. 2014. ‘Kaurna Language Week in Adelaide,’ Tongues Online Magazine.

Lopez, E. 2014. ‘Fiji Travels,’ Tongues Online Magazine.

Lopez, E. 2014. ‘On a Silver Platter,’ Writers Bloc.

Lopez, E. 2014. ‘Celebrating Bastille Day Down Under,’ Tongues Online Magazine.

Lopez, E. 2014. ‘The Death and Rebirth of the Kaurna Language,’ Tongues Online Magazine.

Lopez, E. 2014. ‘The Meaning of ‘Home’ for Nomadic Warlpiri People,’ Tongues Online Magazine.

Lopez, E. 2014. ‘Motivation Medi-Pack: Your Guide to Long-Term Motivation in Language Learning,’ Tongues Online Magazine.

Lopez, E. 2014. ‘From Language Eating to Language Planning: The Past, Present and Future of the Breton Language in France,’ Tongues Online Magazine.

Lopez, E. 2014. ‘La Lutte des Langues Régionales en France,’ Tongues Online Magazine.

Lopez, E. 2014. ‘The Plight of Endangered Languages: Kashubian,’ Tongues Online Magazine.

Lopez, E. 2014. ‘Le Grand Monde du Petit Prince – Part Three,’ Tongues Online Magazine.

Lopez, E. 2014. ‘Le Grand Monde du Petit Prince – Part Two,’ Tongues Online Magazine.

Lopez, E. 2014. ‘Le Grand Monde du Petit Prince – Part One,’ Tongues Online Magazine.

Lopez, E. 2014. ‘The ‘Möbius’ Strip,’ Tongues Online Magazine.

Lopez, E. 2014. ‘Скороговорки из России,’ Tongues Online Magazine.

Lopez, E. 2014. ‘Les Idiomes,’ Tongues Online Magazine.

Grants

2019 Holodomor Research and Education Consortium (HREC) Research Grant

2019 Holodomor Research and Education Consortium (HREC) Fellowship to attend the Genocide and Human Rights University Program in Toronto

Academic Memberships

International Association of Genocide Scholars (IAGS)

International Systemic Functional Linguistics Association (ISFLA)

Languages and Culture Network for Australian Universities (LCNAU)

Memory Studies Association (MSA)

Ukrainian Studies Association of Australia and New Zealand (USAANZ)

Contact: elise.westin@adelaide.edu.au