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, University of Maryland) is an Associate Professor of TESOL and Applied Linguistics at the Department of English at Mukogawa Women’s University, in Nishinomiya, Hyogo, Japan. In and through his research and teaching, Nathanael advocates for contextualized education that critically and practically accounts for and celebrates hybridity and diversity in terms of identity and interaction. His specific interests relate to postmodern and poststructural approaches to teacher and learner identity, (in)equity in language education, and approaches to teacher education and classroom practice that problematize essentialized and idealized (non)nativeness.

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

Awards & Honors

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

Published Papers

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.      2017   [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      2017   [Refereed]
Agency and Marginalization
Nathanael Rudolph
TESOL Encyclopedia of English Language Teaching      2017   [Refereed][Invited]

Books etc

Criticality, teacher identity, and (in)equity in ELT: Issues and implications.
Bedrettin Yazan & Nathanael Rudolph (Part:Joint Editor)
Springer   2018   
Conceptual Shifts and Contextualized Practices in Education for Glocal Interaction: Issues and Implications
Ali Fuad Selvi & Nathanael Rudolph (Part:Joint Editor)
Singapore: Springer.   2017   

Conference Activities & Talks

Teaching Beyond Essentialization and Idealization
Nathanael Rudolph
JACET International Convention   Aug 2017   
Apprehending and Attending to Essentialization and Idealization: Implications for Inquiry and Practice [Invited]
Nathanael Rudolph
JACET ELF Special Interest Group’s Symposium English as a Lingua Franca and Native-speakerism in ELT   29 Apr 2017   
Privilege and Marginalization in English Language Teaching: Beyond Essentialization and Idealization
Bedrettin Yazan & Nathanael Rudolph (6 authors)
TESOL, International Convention, Seattle, Washington USA.   Mar 2017   
Negotiating Borders of Being and Becoming In and Beyond the Japanese University ELT Classroom: Two Learner Accounts
Nathanael Rudolph
ACET 2016 Conference, Sapporo, Hokkaido   1 Sep 2016   
Social Justice in English Language Teaching: Contributing Authors Speak.
Ali Fuad Selvi, Nathanael Rudolph, Baburhan Uzum
TESOL, International Convention, Baltimore , Maryland, USA.   Apr 2016   


Aug 2015   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