William is currently a National Research Foundation Freestanding Postdoctoral Fellow researching a linguistic ethnography of online learning platforms. Through an investigation of student trajectory, artifacts of the (virtual) semiotic landscape and participant narrative interaction this project aims to better understand how we interact with these platforms, and what they mean for us.
William is also part-time coordinator of the JUR module. He coordinates and teaches Friday classes that are designed to improve the skills and understanding of students studying in the Law faculty. Using a paradigm that is influenced by critical literacy and by genre studies, the module includes work on discourse, voice, creativity and on the necessary components of university work such as referencing, language use and argumentative structure.
Responsibilities: NRF Freestanding Postdoctoral Fellow and UAL JUR part-time coordinator