Nathanael Rudolph

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Nathanael Rudolph
Mukogawa Women's University
School of Letters, Department of English
Job title
Associate Professor (専任准教授)
Ph.D.(Second Language Education and Culture), M.S., Ed.(TESOL), M.A.(History), B.A.(International Affairs)


Nathanael Rudolph, PhD, is an Associate Professor of TESOL/Applied Linguistics at the Department of English at Mukogawa Women’s University, in Nishinomiya, Hyogo, Japan. Nathanael's research interests relate to critical, postmodern and poststructural approaches to language teacher and learner identity, worldviews of and approaches to academic research and writing, (in)equity in (and beyond) language education, and contextualized approaches to teacher education and classroom practice that both problematize essentialized and idealized (non)nativeness, and equip learners and instructors for the negotiated complexity of identity and interaction, occurring in and beyond the classroom.

Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

Apr 2017
Associate Professor, School of Letters, Department of English, Mukogawa Women's University
Mar 2011
Mar 2017
Assistant Professor, Department of English
Feb 2009
Feb 2011
Instructor, University of Maryland, School of Education, Second Language Ed and Culture, Graduate Division
Aug 2008
Feb 2011
Instructor, University of Maryland, College of Education, Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Aug 2008
Jan 2010
Instructor, University of Maryland English Language Institute


Aug 2008
Oct 2012
Ph.D., Second Language Education and Culture・Applied Linguistics, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, University of Maryland, College Park
Sep 2004
May 2007
M.S. Ed., TESOL, School of Education, Temple University
Sep 2000
May 2002
M.A., History, Eastern Washington University
Sep 1994
May 1999
B.A., International Affairs, Department of History and Government, Eastern Washington University

Committee Memberships

Mar 2018
TESOL, International  Chair, NNEST Interest Section
Mar 2017
Mar 2018
TESOL International Association  Chair Elect, NNEST Interest Section
TESOL, International  NNEST-IS Leadership Steering Committee
TESOL, International  NNEST-IS Newsletter Co-Editor
TESOL, International  Convention Planning Committee

Awards & Honors

Feb 2015
Kusaka-Fosseen Visiting Scholar, Nishinomiya City Eastern Wash Uni-MWU Exchange

Published Papers

Identity as/in Language Policy: Negotiating the Bounds of “Education for Participation in the Global Community” in Japanese Tertiary Education.
Nathanael Rudolph
In Ali Al-Issa and Seyyed-Abdolhamid Mirhosseini (eds.), Worldwide English Language Education Today: Ideologies, Policies, and Practices. Routledge.      2019   [Refereed][Invited]
ELF, “English” Language Teaching and Criticality: Assumptions, Tensions and Implications
Nathanael Rudolph, Julie Rudolph
JACET ELF SIG Journal      2018   [Refereed][Invited]
Book Review: Language Policy and Political Issues in Education (3rd ed.)
Nathanael Rudolph
Critical Inquiry in Language Studies   15(4)    2018   [Refereed][Invited]
Teachers and The Negotiation of Identity: Implications and Challenges for Second Language Teacher Education
Ali Fuad Selvi, Nathanael Rudolph
In J. de Dios Martinez Agudo (Ed.), Native and Non Native Speakers in English Language Teaching: Perspectives and Challenges for Teacher Education. Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton.   257-272   Mar 2017   [Refereed]
Education for Glocal Interaction Beyond Essentialization and Idealization: Classroom Explorations and Negotiations.
Nathanael Rudolph
In A. F. Selvi & N. Rudolph (eds.), Conceptual Shifts and Contextualized Practices in Education for Glocal Interaction: Issues and Implications.      2018   [Refereed]
Essentialization, Idealization, and Apprehensions of Local Language Practice in the Classroom.
Nathanael Rudolph
In B. Yazan & N. Rudolph (eds.), Criticality, teacher identity, and (in)equity in ELT through and beyond binaries: Issues and implications.      2018   [Refereed]
Negotiating Borders of Being and Becoming In and Beyond the ELT Classroom: Two University Student Narratives from Japan
Nathanael Rudolph
Asian Englishes   18 1-17   Jan 2016   [Refereed]
Beyond Essentialism: Apprehending “Identity” and “Motivation” Through a Poststructuralist Lens
Nathanael Rudolph
In M. Apple, D. Da Silva & T. Fellner (Eds.), L2 selves and motivations in Asian contexts.   217-227   2016   [Refereed][Invited]
Bedrettin Yazan, Nathanael Rudolph
TESOL Encyclopedia of English Language Teaching (online). John Wiley & Sons.      2017   [Refereed][Invited]


Special issue of International Multilingual Research Journal, entitled, “Borderland negotiations of identity in language education.”
Yazan, B., Rudolph, N., & Selvi, A.F.
International Multilingual Research Journal      2019   [Refereed]
Special Topic Issue of the international, peer-reviewed Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, entitled, “Destabilizing Critical ‘Assumptions’ Regarding Identity, Experience, (In)equity, and Interaction In ELT.”
Rudolph, N., Selvi, A.F. & Yazan, B.
Journal of Language, Identity and Education      2019   [Refereed]

Books etc

Criticality, teacher identity, and (in)equity in ELT: Issues and implications.
Bedrettin Yazan & Nathanael Rudolph (Part:Joint Editor)
Springer   Mar 2018   
Conceptual Shifts and Contextualized Practices in Education for Glocal Interaction: Issues and Implications
Ali Fuad Selvi & Nathanael Rudolph (Part:Joint Editor)
Singapore: Springer.   Feb 2018   
Attending to the complexity of identity and interaction in language education
Nathanael Rudolph, Ali Fuad Selvi & Bedrettin Yazan (Part:Joint Editor)
Multilingual Matters   

Conference Activities & Talks

Critical approaches to narrative inquiry: Approaches, issues and implications. [Invited]
Nathanael Rudolph
The XXIV Symposium on Research in Applied Linguistics/ the VI International Symposium on Literacies and Discourse Studies, hosted by the District University of Bogota/Francisco de Caldas, Bogota, Colombia.   Nov 2018   
Cultivating グローバル人材らしさ(?): Approaches, Issues and Implications.
Nathanael Rudolph
57th International JACET Convention, Sendai, Miyagi   28 Aug 2018   
ELF, “English” Language Teaching, and Criticality: Assumptions, Tensions and Implications.
Nathanael Rudolph, Julie Rudolph
16th Asia TEFL Conference, Macau, China   Jun 2018   
Destabilizing Critical “Assumptions" Regarding Identity, Experience, (In)equity and Interaction. [Invited]
Rudolph, N., Solano-Campos, A., Yazan, B., Almayez, M. & Lieb, M.
TESOL International Association Convention, Chicago, Illinois   Mar 2018   
Unpacking “グローバル人材らしさ”: Approaches, issues, and implications. [Invited]
Nathanael Rudolph
Special Lecture in World Englishes Graduate Series   9 Nov 2017   


International, Peer-reviewed Journal and Book Manuscript Reviewer
Manuscript Reviewer (査読者), Critical Inquiry in Language Studies

Manuscript Reviewer (査読者), TESOL Quarterly

Manuscript Reviewer (査読者), Asian Englishes

Manuscript Reviewer (査読者), Current Issues in Language Planning

Manuscript Reviewer (査読者), Journal of Language, Identity, & Education

Manuscript Reviewer (査読者), Sage Open

Manuscript Reviewer (査読者), Lingua

Book Manuscript Reviewer (査読者), Palgrave Macmillan