A small number of Emerging Scholar Awards are given to outstanding graduate students and emerging scholars who have an active research interest in the conference themes. The Award provides a strong professional development opportunity for early career academics—meeting experts in the field, interacting with colleagues from other parts of the world, and creating networks and lasting connections. Awardees are invited to attend the conference to present their work and play a critical organizational role in the conference by leading discussions, chairing parallel sessions, and providing assistance in session rooms.
Applications are open to those pursuing research degrees, post- and graduate students, as well as early-career faculty.
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I learned the importance of listening to other scholars and soaking up the experience. I also learned the importance of being supportive and having an open mind toward multiple worldviews. I learned how to be relaxed even when there were stressful, high stake moments. By talking with the other scholars and conference participants, I felt I was more able to assist other scholars in high stress situations.
My team building and communication skills have been tremendously enhanced by serving as a moderator in an interactive international group setting which the conference provided.
For each conference, a small number of Emerging Scholar Awards are given to outstanding graduate students and emerging scholars who have an active research interest in the conference themes. Emerging Scholars perform a critical role in the online conference by commenting and engaging the parallel sessions, and presenting their own research papers. The 2021 Emerging Scholar Award recipients are as follows:
Yating Yu is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of English, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and a member of the Research Centre for Professional Communication in English (RCPCE). Her research interests are in gender studies, corpus linguistics, critical discourse analysis, and metaphor studies. She has previously published in SSCI-indexed journals such as Social Semiotics, Gender and Language, and Feminist Media Studies.