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Dr. Xuemei Li
Faculty of Education
Research

Research Grants

External

SSHRC Partnership Development Grant ($196,476; co-applicant with Drs J. Stewart, T. Ricento, and L. Guo): Refugee Student Integration: Building Welcoming Communities and Schools for a Sustainable Future. Mar 2014-Feb 2017
Research assistants: Hua Que

CERIC (the Canadian Education and Research Institute for Counselling) ($125,700; co-applicant with Drs J. Stewart, T. Ricento, and L. Guo): Bridging Two Worlds: Culturally Responsive Career Development Programs and Services to Meet the Needs of Newcomer and Refugee Children in Canada. July 2014-June 2017
Research assistant: TBD

SSHRC Insight Development Grant ($28,590; applicant): Mediating the Gaps in Language, Identity, and Career with Newcomers: The Case of Newfoundland. July 2012-June 2015
Research assistants: Hua Que, Cristina Fabretto, Kayla Wilson

Pratt Foundation Grant ($30,000, co-applicant with Dr A. Doyle): Toward Supporting the Educational Development of ESL Children in Newfoundland. June 2012-May 2015
Research assistants: Needal Ghadi, Maureen Lymburner, Janet Henley

SSHRC Partnership Grant ($2,513,360; Participating Partner) Pathways to prosperity: New policy directions and innovative local practices for newcomer attraction and integration. Mar. 2012-Feb. 2019

Internal

VP-SSHRC Travel Grant ($2,500) Presentation at the 7th International Conference in ELT in Nanjing, China, Oct., 2014

SSHRC/Vice-President Research Grants, MUN ($5,200) Immigrant Students in Newfoundland High Schools: Performance and Needs Analysis, June 2011-Dec. 2013
Research Assistants: Kayla Wilson, Jia Liu

VP-SSHRC Travel Grant ($2,500) Presentation at the 16th AILA Conference in Beijing, China, Aug., 2011

Faculty of Education Research and Development (R&D) Funds ($6,350) Experiences of High School Immigrant Students in St John's and Implications for Newcomer Education, 2011-2013
Research Assistant: Marina Grineva

Faculty Start-Up Funds ($5,000) Investigating ESL Support in St John's Schools: Status Quo and Suggestions, 2010-2013
Research Assistant: Marina Grineva

Selected Publications

Books:

Li, X., Myles, J. & Robinson, P. (2012).Teaching ESL in Canada. Toronto: Oxford University Press.

Li, X. (2010). Cross-cultural identity re/construction. Saarbrucken, Germany: Lambert Academic Publishing.

Refereed Journal Articles:

Li, X. (forthcoming, 2015). International students in China: Cross-cultural interaction, integration, and identity construction. Journal of Language, Identity and Education.

Que, H. & Li, X. (forthcoming, 2015). Voice of Chinese post-80s students in English academic writing. TESL-EJ.

Li, X., Doyle, A., Lymburner, M., & Ghadi, N. Y. (under review). Supporting refugee children’s education in a smaller city: Parents’ perspectives. Urban Education.

Doyle, A. & Li, X. (under review). Issues in newcomer education in smaller centers: Toward understanding educators’ perspectives. The Elementary School Journal.

Li, X.& Grineva, M. (under review). Academic and social adjustment of newcomer youth at a Canadian high school. Race Ethnicity and Education.

Li, X. & Que, H. (under review). Social and career challenges of newcomer youth in Newfoundland in Canada. Canadian Ethnic Studies.

Xu, X. & Li, X. (under review). A pedagogical exploration of process-genre approach in an EAP program. TESL-EJ.

Li, X. (2007). Identities and beliefs in ESL writing: From product to processes. TESL Canada Journal, 25(1), 41-64. 

Li, X. (2007). Souls in exile: Identities of bilingual writers. Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 6(4), 259-275. 

Li, X. & Girvan, A. (2004). The "third place": Investigating an ESL classroom interculture. TESL Canada Journal, 22(1), 1-15. 

Li, X. (2003). Unveiling the hidden curriculum: Beliefs in the ESL context. Canadian and International Education, 32(2), 39-58. 

Refereed Book Chapters:

Li, X. (2006). Identity puzzles: Am I a course instructor or a non-native speaker? In M. Mantero (Ed.), Identity and second language learning: Culture, inquiry, and dialogic activity in educational contexts (pp. 23-44). Greenwich, CT: Information Age Publishing, Inc.

Li, X. & Wang, H. (2004). Cultural influence and beyond: Investigating ESL writing. In K. Kaur (Ed.), Second language writing (pp. 93-117). Petaling Jaya, Malaysia: Sasbadi.

Book Review in Refereed Journal

Li, X. (2006). A review of S. Zhang, Understanding modern China through its language and culture. (Asia Communications Québec Inc.). Canadian and International Education, 35(2), 98-102.

Article in Refereed Conference Proceedings

Li, X. & Girvan, A. (2003). Exploring the terrain of classroom interculture. Contact, 29(3), 19-28.

Articles in Non-Refereed Journals

Li, X. (2012). Narratives of becoming a researcher: A realistic, idealistic, and self-nourishing journey. Morning Watch, 40(1-2).

Li, X. (2012). Immigrant integration and ESL support in Atlantic Canada: The case of Newfoundland. Education Letter, Spring, 6-9. 

Li, X. (2002). The culture of teaching and its influence on College English curriculum innovation in China. Carleton Papers in Applied Language Studies, 16/17, 98-112.

Recent Panels, Presentations, and Workshops (2011-2014)

Li, X., Doyle, A., Lymburner, M., & Ghadi, N. (2015, April). Refugee Children Support in a Smaller Center: Parent’s Perspective. Paper submitted to American Educational Research Association (AERA) conference in Chicago, US.

Doyle, A. & Li, X. (2015, April). Teaching Newcomers in Emerging Centers of Diversity: Educators’ Perspectives. Paper submitted to Paper submitted to American Educational Research Association (AERA) conference in Chicago, US.

Li, X. (2014, October). Genre awareness and instruction in academic writing: A comparative analysis. A paper accepted for the symposium Aspects of English Academic Writing in Higher Learning: From Instruction to Self-Study to Publication at 7th the International Conference in ELT in Nanjing, China.
Li, X., Doyle, A., & Henley, J. (2014, October). The impact of community support for refugee families. Paper accepted for 2014 On New Shores (ONS) conference in Toronto, Canada.

Li, X., Que, H., & Wilson, K. (2014, October). High School Immigrant Students’ Experiences in Newfoundland: The Teachers’ Perspective. Paper accepted for 2014 On New Shores conference in Toronto, Canada.

Li, X. (2014, May). Instruction of English academic writing in China’s higher education: An analysis of policy and reality. Paper presented at 2014 conference of Canadian Association for the Study of Discourse and Writing (CASDW) in St Catherines, Canada.

Li, X. (2013, November). Newcomer Job Opportunities in Newfoundland. Paper presented at Pathways to Prosperity (P2P) annual conference in Ottawa, Canada.

Li, X. (2013, September). Newcomer support in Newfoundland: Policies and realities. Colloquium: Critical perspectives on EAL policies in Alberta, British Columbia, and Newfoundland, with Drs Yan Guo, Yvonne Hebert, and Dr Roumi Ilieva at the Language Planning and Policy (LPP) Conference in Calgary, Canada.

Que, H. & Li, X. (2013, August). Engaging newcomer youth in Newfoundland schools and local communities. Paper presentation at the EDGE Conference in St John’s, Canada.

Que, H., Li, X., & Fabretto, C. (2013, June). Facilitating newcomers' integration into local job market in Newfoundland. Poster presentation at Community-University Expo in Corner Brook, Canada.

Liu, J. & Li, X. (2013, June). Building interactive communities: Integrating immigrant youths in schools and communities in Newfoundland. Poster presentation at Community-University Expo Conference in Corner Brook, Canada.

Li, X. (2013, June). Unsettled sense of home and identity: Refugee youth at a Canadian high school. Paper presentation at the Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE) Conference in Victoria, Canada.

Que, H. & Li, X. (2013, June). Chinese post-80s overseas graduate students' voice in English academic writing. Paper presentation at Canadian Association for the Study of Discourse and Writing (CASDW) in Victoria, Canada.

Li, X. (2013, June). Academic writing in the first and additional language: A personal narrative. Paper presentation at Canadian Association for the Study of Discourse and Writing (CASDW) in Victoria, Canada.

Li, X., Leddy, L., & Selby, J. (2012, December). Panel presentation at the SSHRC Insight Development Grant Workshop at the Faculty of Arts, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

Li, X. (2012, November). The influence of Confucianism and Daoism on Chinese society: Ethics, politics, and education. Panel presentation with Dr Walter Okchevsky and Dr Kirk Anderson at the Philosophy for the Public Lecture Series in St John's, NL.

Li, X. (2012, May). Reconstructing the Writer Identity in English Academic Writing. Panel presentation with Drs Cecile Badenhorst, Morgan Gardner, and Elizabeth Yeoman, on the theme "Negotiating Culture and Voice in Academic Writing" at Canadian Association for the Study of Discourse and Writing (CASDW) in Waterloo, Canada.

Li, X. & Grineva, M. (2012, May). Academic Performance and Social Interaction of Immigrant Students in Newfoundland. Paper presentation at the Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE) Conference in Waterloo, Canada.

Knutson, S., Li, X., & Fabretto, C. (2012, March). Cross-Cultural Communication. Panel presentation at Aldrich Interdisciplinary Conference, Memorial University, St John's, Canada.

Li, X. (2011, September). Identity Mediation across Cultures: International Students in China. Invited talk at the School of Foreign Languages, Liaoning Normal University, Dalian, China.

Li, X. (2011, August). Mediation of the Self in a Foreign Culture. Paper presented at 16th World Congress of Applied Linguistics in Beijing, China.

 

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