Josef Ploner

Dr Josef Ploner

Lecturer in International Education

Faculty of Arts, Cultures and Education

School of Education and Social Sciences

j.ploner@hull.ac.uk

+44 (0) 1482 466765

Josef is a lecturer in international education with a keen interest in international student mobilities, and diversity, equality and cultural change in higher education.

His other main area of expertise encompasses travel, tourism and heritage as sites of learning, ideological contest and memory formation.

Research

Research Interests

  • International student mobilities and cultural diversity in higher education
  • Social in/exclusion and participation in international higher education
  • Travel and tourism as sites of learning, ideological contest and memory formation
  • Learning (and teaching) through heritage and cultural events
  • Intercultural constructions of childhood and youth

Research groups

  • Undertaken international collaborative research projects for the UK Higher Education Academy (HEA), the UK Equality Challenge Unit (ECU), the UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA), and the Balance Network/EPSRC.
  • Convenor of the Mobility and Migration research group within the Faculty of Arts, Cultures and Education.

Publications

Cevic-Compiengne, B. and Ploner, J. (2018) 'Gallipoli revisited – transnational and transgenerational memory among Turkish and Sikh communities in Australia'. In: Marschall, S., Ed., Memory, Migration and Travel. Abingdon and New York: Routledge.

Ploner, J. (2017) 'Resilience, Moorings and international student mobilities in the UK'. Mobilites, 12(3), pp. 425 - 444.

Kakos, M. and Ploner, J. (2016) '(Im)mobility, ‘Hard to Reach communities’ and the practice of citizenship education'. In: Kakos, M.; Müller-Hofstede and Ross, A. (2016), Eds., Beyond Us versus Them. Citizenship Education with hard to reach learners in Europe, Frankfurt: BPB & Verlagshaus Zarbock, Frankfurt/Main, pp.33-48

Ploner, J. and Naef, P. (2016) 'Tourism, conflict and contested heritage in former Yugoslavia'. Journal of Tourism and Cultural Change, 14(3), pp. 1-8.

Robinson, M. and Ploner, J. (2016), Eds., Tourism at the Olympic Games. Visiting the World. Abingdon & New York: Routledge

Full list

Teaching

Programmes taught on

Modules list

EdD

  • Advanced perspectives in educational research
  • Specialist research in professional contexts
  • Ethical and philosophical frameworks in educational research
  • Undertaking critical empirical research
Postgraduate
  • International and intercultural perspectives on education (MA Education)
  • Academic support tutor (Inclusion and Special Needs)
  • MA Dissertation support and supervision
Undergraduate
  • International constructions of childhood (BA Education and Childhood Studies)
  • Undergraduate Dissertation support and supervision

Research PhDs

Dr Ploner welcomes applications in

  • International and transnational Higher Education
  • Diversity, inclusion and participation in Higher Education
  • Travel and tourism as sites of education and learning
  • Learning and participation through heritage and cultural events
  • Social constructions and cultural representations of childhood and youth

Completed PhDs

  • Erica Lau (2017) Transnational higher education in Hong Kong: developing transnational and intercultural communities of practice (with C. Montgomery)

Current PhD supervisions

First supervision

  • Lee Fallin (EdD) The academic library in transition: concepts and uses of library space
  • Barbara Grabher (PhD) Gendering Cities of Culture – the production of cultures of gender equality in Donostia/San Sebastian ECC 2016 & Hull 2017

Second supervision

  • Safyah Aldayel (PhD) The use of wiki technology for self-regulated learning in Saudi Arabia
  • Mary Cryan (EdD) School-aged mothers: education, stigma and transition
  • Ally Dunhill (EdD) The UN convention of children's rights - a critical discourse analysis
  • Alys Mendus (PhD) A rhizomatic edge-ucation. Searching for the ideal school through school tourism and performative auto-ethnographic-we
  • Mike Parker (EdD) Attrition and resilience among undergraduate nursing students

 

 

Teaching awards and accolades

  • Postgraduate Certificate In Academic Practice (P-CAP) (2017)
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA)

Professional highlights

Academic qualifications

  • MA Cultural Anthropology, University of Vienna (2003)
  • PhD Tourism and Heritage Studies, Leeds Beckett University (2011)

External roles

  • External Examiner for MA International Education, University of Bath
  • Co-Editor of the Journal of Tourism and Cultural Change (Routledge)

Awards and accolades

  • Hull UK City of Culture (Learning and Participation) Formal and informal uses of 'culture' in primary and secondary schools in Hull, UK City of Culture 2017 (with Dr Lisa Jones) (£9950)
  • Balance Network (via EPSRC) Digital Scholars in a Mobile World: exploring work-life balance in academic lifeworlds (with Dr Anastasia Gouseti) (£1909)
  • British Council Researcher Links (Newton Fund): Internationalisation of Higher Education: Developing values-based intercultural research approaches. Early career researcher workshop, Bangkok, January 2016 (£1000)
  • British Council: Educational Dialogue and Transformational Learning in STEM Subjects. Mobility grant for research workshop in Monterrey, Mexico, February 2015, (£1200)
  • EU ERASMUS+ Staff Training Mobility: Study and academic exchange visit to Magisterio La Inmaculada, Institute of Education, University of Granada, May 2015 (£1500)
  • Roberts Funding: Operationalising postgraduate research: real journeys, real voices, digital worlds. PGR research conference, University of Hull, June 2015 (with Dr Anastasia Gouseti) (£2000)
  • UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA): Fostering intercultural understanding and building cross-cultural capability through learning in multicultural communities, 2011 (with Viv Caruana, Leeds Beckett University)
  • Higher Education Academy’s subject network of Anthropology, Sociology, Politics (C-SAP) research grant: Students’ ‘resilient thinking’ in diverse higher education learning environment, 2011 (with Dr Viv Caruana, Leeds Beckett University)
  • Equality Challenge Unit UK: Internationalisation and Equality and Diversity in Higher Education: Merging Identities. A critical review, 2010, (with Dr Viv Caruana, Leeds Beckett University)