ROWLETT Benedict John Lewis



Benedict graduated from City University of Hong Kong in 2017, and started teaching at the University of Tokyo in Japan.

Title of PhD thesis
Sponsorship: an exploration of sexuality, agency, socialisation, and competence in local English language practices in Cambodia

Short abstract of thesis
Benedict's thesis explores the discursive territory of a local social practice taking place in English within the ethnosexual contact zone of a tourist city in Cambodia. Using a narrative knowledging approach together with a poststructuralist discourse analysis from an ethnographic perspective, the thesis seeks to provide a particular account of how local language practices are constituted by the actions needed to get ahead in a globalised, transnational world