Research

Dr. Xuemei Li 

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Research Grants

External

SSHRC (Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Canada) Insight Development Grant ($74,980; Co-applicant with Dr Leah Lewis & Dr Heather McLeod)
The Hearthstone Studio: Public Art Hive as Space for Learning, Creativity, Exchange, and Wellness.
Sept. 2018 - Aug. 2020

MITACS Accelerate Grant ($153,999.53; co-applicant with Drs J. Stewart & T. Ricento): Bridging Two Worlds: Culturally Responsive Career Development Programs and Services to Meet the Needs of Newcomer and Refugee Children in Canada. Jun 2015-Jun 2017
Research assistants: Hua Que, Keith Power

CERIC (the Canadian Education and Research Institute for Counselling) ($125,700; co-applicant with Drs J. Stewart & T. Ricento): 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 assistants: Hua Que, Keith Power

SSHRC (Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada) Partnership Development Grant ($196,476; co-applicant with Drs J. Stewart & T. Ricento): Refugee Student Integration: Building Welcoming Communities and Schools for a Sustainable Future. Mar 2014-Feb 2017
Research assistants: Hua Que, Keith Power

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
Sub-Grant ($7,978; Co-applicant with Drs L. Lewis & H. McLeod) Exploring Immigrant and Refugee Students’ Experiences of Belonging: The Open Studio Project. Sept 2016-Aug 2017

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

 

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:

Xu, X. & Li, X. (2018). Teaching academic writing through process-genre approach: A pedagogical exploration of an EAP program in China. TESL-EJ, 22(2), 1-21. http://www.tesl-ej.org/pdf/ej86/a1.pdf

Lewis, L., McLeod, H., & Li, X. (2018). The Open Studio: Exploring immigrant and refugee youth experiences of belonging through community-based arts practice. Cultural and Pedagogical Inquiry, 10(1), 5-21.
https://journals.library.ualberta.ca/cpi/index.php/cpi/article/view/29363

Li, X. (2017). Genre awareness and instruction in academic writing: Personal narrative and comparative analysis. Asian EFL Journal, 19(3). http://asian-efl-journal.com/ [PDF]

Xu, X. & Li, X. (under revision). Teaching academic writing through process-genre approach: A pedagogical exploration of an EAP program in China. TESL-EJ.

Li, X., Que, H., & Power, K. (2017). Welcome to “the Rock”: Service Providers’ Views on Newcomer Youth Integration in Newfoundland and Labrador. Journal of International Migration and Integration18(4), 1105-1122. https://link.springer.com/journal/volumesAndIssues/12134

Li, X. & Grineva, M. (2016). Academic and social adjustment of newcomer youth at a Canadian high school. TESL Canada Journal, 34(1), 51-71. http://www.teslcanadajournal.ca/tesl/index.php/tesl/article/view/1255

Li, X., Doyle, A., Lymburner, M., & Ghadi, N. Y. (2016). Parental support of newcomer children’s education in a smaller center. Comparative and International Education, 45(3), 1-15. http://ir.lib.uwo.ca/cie-eci/vol45/iss3/6/ [PDF]

Doyle, A., Li, X., & Grineva, M. (2016). Issues in newcomer education in smaller centers: Toward understanding educators’ perspectives. The International Journal of Learner Diversity and Identities, 23(4), 1-17. http://ijldi.cgpublisher.com/product/pub.261/prod.109 [PDF]

Badenhorst, C., McLeod, H., Vaandering, D., Li, X., Joy, R., Penney, S., Pickett, S., Hesson, J., (2016). The journey between there and here: Stories of a faculty writing group. Canadian Journal of Education, 39(1), 1-26. http://journals.sfu.ca/cje/index.php/cje-rce/article/view/2010/1839

Li, X. & Que, H. (2015). Integration and career challenges of newcomer youth in Newfoundland in Canada. FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2(3), 44-61. http://preserve.lehigh.edu/fire/vol2/iss3/ [PDF]

Li, X. (2015). International students in China: Cross-cultural interaction, integration, and identity construction. Journal of Language, Identity and Education, 14(4), 237-254. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/15348458.2015.1070573 [PDF]

Que, H. & Li, X. (2015).Voice of Chinese post-80s students in English academic writing. TESL-EJ, 19(3), 1-15. http://www.tesl-ej.org/wordpress/issues/volume19/ej75/

Badenhorst, C., Penney, S., Pickett, S., Joy, R., Hesson, J., Young, G., McLeod, H., Vaandering, D., & Li, X. (2013). Writing relationships: Collaboration in a faculty writing group. All Ireland Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 5(1), 1001-1026. http://ojs.aishe.org/index.php/aishe-j/article/view/100/152

Li, X. (2007). Identities and beliefs in ESL writing: From product to processes. TESL Canada Journal, 25(1), 41-64. http://www.teslcanadajournal.ca/index.php/tesl/article/view/107

Li, X. (2007). Souls in exile: Identities of bilingual writers. Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 6(4), 259-275. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/15348450701542256#.UjHxfcY2bvY [PDF]

Li, X. & Girvan, A. (2004). The "third place": Investigating an ESL classroom interculture. TESL Canada Journal, 22(1), 1-15. http://www.teslcanadajournal.ca/index.php/tesl/article/viewFile/162/162

Li, X. (2003). Unveiling the hidden curriculum: Beliefs in the ESL context. Canadian and International Education, 32(2), 39-58. http://ir.lib.uwo.ca/cie-eci/ [PDF]

 

Refereed Book Chapters:

Young, G., Penney, S., Badenhorst, C., Dawe, N., Goodnough, K., Hesson, J., Joy, R., Li, X., McLeod, H., Moore, S., Pelech, S., Pickett, S., & Stordy, M. (2017, April). Women reflect on their journeys toward becoming academics: Challenges and supports. In T. Handford & T. Sibbald (Eds.). The academic gateway: Understanding the journey to tenure.
University of Ottawa Press.
https://press.uottawa.ca/the-academic-gateway.html

Badenhorst, C. M., Joy, R., Penney, S., Pickett, S., Hesson, J., Young, G., McLeod, H., Vaandering, D., & Li, X. (2016). Becoming an
academic: Reflective writing and professional development. In G.
Ortoleva, M. Betrancourt, P. Tynjälä, & S. Billet (Eds.). Writing for Professional Development. Leiden, Netherlands: Brill Publishers.
http://www.brill.com/products/book/writing-professional-development

McLeod, H., Penney, S., Joy, R., Badenhorst, C., Vaandering, D., Pickett. S, Li, X. & Hesson, J. (2014) Collaboration and Collaborative Knowledge Construction through Arts-Based Representation: Explorations of a Faculty Writing Group. In D. Conrad & A. Sinner (Eds.), Creating together: Participatory, community-based and collaborative arts practices and scholarship across Canada. Waterloo: Wilfred Laurier University Press. https://www.wlupress.wlu.ca/Books/C/Creating-Together

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.
http://www.infoagepub.com/products/Identity-and-Second-Language-Learning

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.

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. http://www.mun.ca/educ/people/xli/identity___puzzles.pdf

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.

 

Other Academic Publications

Other Peer-Reviewed Articles

Li, X. (2018). Introduction: At the juncture of TESL, multicultural education, and newcomer integration. The Morning Watch: Educational and Social Analysis, 46(1-2).
https://journals.library.mun.ca/ojs/index.php/mwatch/article/view/2034/1621

Li, X. & Que, H. (2018). Newcomer integration and academic support in Newfoundland and Labrador. The Morning Watch: Educational and Social Analysis, 46(1-2).
https://journals.library.mun.ca/ojs/index.php/mwatch/article/view/2041/1622

Bakhshi, M. A., Que, H., & Li, X. (2018). Teaching diversity: Helping newcomer students adjust academically. The Morning Watch: Educational and Social Analysis, 46(1-2).
https://journals.library.mun.ca/ojs/index.php/mwatch/article/view/2045/1626

Lewis, L., McLeod, H., Li, X., & Toll, H. (2018). Newcomers, creative spaces, and connection through art. The Morning Watch: Educational and Social Analysis, 46(1-2).
https://journals.library.mun.ca/ojs/index.php/mwatch/article/view/2046/1627

Editor-Reviewed Articles

Li, X. (2012). Narratives of becoming a researcher: A realistic, idealistic, and self-nourishing journey. Morning Watch, 40(1-2).
Retrieved from
http://www.mun.ca/educ/faculty/mwatch/mwatch_sped13/LI.pdf

Li, X. (2012). Immigrant integration and ESL support in Atlantic Canada:
The case of Newfoundland. Education Letter, Spring, 6-9. Retrieved from http://educ.queensu.ca/sites/webpublish.queensu.ca.educwww/files/files/Community/Education%20Letter%20Spring%202012.pdf

Badenhorst, C., Hesson, J., Joy, R., McLeod, H., Penney, S., Pickett, S., Li, X., & Vaandering, D. (2012). Faculty writing group helps to build bridges in academia. Women in Higher Education, 21(1), 30.

Li, X. (2000). 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 (2011-2019)

Lewis, L., McLeod, H. & Li, X. (2019, July). Finding Place: Open Studio, Immigrant and Refugee Youth, and Belonging in Newfoundland, Canada.
Paper presentation at the 2019 InSEA World Congress in Vancouver, Canada.

Que, H., & Li, X. (2019, June). Policy responses to the educational needs of refugee students in Newfoundland. Paper presentation at the Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE) Conference in Vancouver, Canada.

Li, X. (2019, April). English Academic Writing Instruction in China’s Graduate Education: Policies and Realities. Paper presentation at AERA
2018 Conference in Toronto, Canada.

Lewis, L., McLeod, H. & Li, X. (2019, April). Immigrant and Refugee Youth, Community-Based Arts Practice, Belonging, and Inclusion in St. John's, Newfoundland. Paper presentation at AERA 2018 Conference in Toronto, Canada.

Que, H. & Li, X. (2018, November). Supporting Refugee Students in a Smaller Center in Canada: Achievements and challenges. Poster presentation at the Pathways to Prosperity (P2P) 2018 National Conference in Ottawa, Canada.

McLeod, H., Lewis, L., & Li, X. (2018, May). Community-based arts practice: Exploring belonging and inclusion with immigrant and refugee youth. Presentation at CSEA, Winnipeg, Canada.

Que, H. & Li, X. (2018, Apr.). Academic Bridging and Educational Equity for Newcomer Refugee Students in a Smaller Centre. Paper submitted to AERA 2018 Conference in New York, USA.

Lewis, L., McLeod, H., Li, X. & Boachi, A. (2017, July). Belonging and Inclusion: Exploring Immigrant and Refugee Youth Experiences through Community-Based Arts Practice. World Alliance Dance Symposium, St. John's, NL, Canada.

Lewis, L., McLeod, H. & Li, X. (2017, May). Exploring Immigrant and Refugee Students' Experiences of Belonging: The Open Studio Project. Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association, Annual Conference. St. John's, NL, Canada.

Li, X. & Que, H. (2017, May). Supporting the Psychosocial and Academic Wellbeing of Newcomer Refugee Students in a Smaller Centre. Paper presentation at Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA) conference in St John’s, Canada.

Li, X. & Que, H. (2017, May). The Paradox of Inclusive Education and Bridging Programs for Refugee Students. Paper presentation at the Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE) conference in Toronto, Canada.

Li, X. (2017, April). English Academic Writing Instruction in China’s Graduate Education: From the Teachers’ Perspectives. Paper presentation at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) conference in TX, US.

Que, H. & Li, X. (2017, April). LEARN or Not: Academic Bridging Programs for Newcomers at Primary and Secondary Levels in Newfoundland. Paper presentation at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) conference in TX, US.

Li, X., Que, H., McLeod, H. & Lewis, L. (2016, December). Newcomer Youth and Belonging in Newfoundland (Education Opportunities and Career Prospects; Service Providers’ Views; Community-Based Arts Practice). Workshop presentation of three papers at the Pathways to Prosperity (P2P) 2016 National Conference in Ottawa, Canada.

Li, X. & Que, H., & Power, K. (2016, April). Welcome to “the Rock”: Newcomer Youth Integration in Newfoundland and Labrador. Paper for the symposium Building Welcoming Communities for Immigrant and Refugee Youth: Policy, Programs, and Strategies at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) conference in Washington, DC, US.

Power, K., Que, H., & Li, X. (2016, April). One and Only: A Case Study of Newcomer Youth Integration at a NL High School. Paper for the American Educational Research Association (AERA) conference in Washington, DC, US.

Que, H., & Power, K., & Li, X. (2016, March). Newcomer Youth Integration in Newfoundland: Service Providers’ Perspective. Paper presentation at Aldrich Interdisciplinary Conference, Memorial University, St John’s, Canada.

Power, K., Que, H., & Li, X. (2016, March). Supporting the Psychosocial and Academic Development of New Canadian Students: A Comprehensive School Health Perspective. Paper presented at the 18th Aldrich Conference, St. John’s, Canada.

Li, X. & Que, H. (2016). Ethnic Minority “CFA (Come-from-Away)” Youth in Newfoundland: Education, Career, and Belonging. Paper presented at the Hawaii International Conference on Education in Honolulu, US.

Doyle, A., Li, X., & Grineva, M. (2015, July). Issues in Newcomer Education in Smaller Centers: Toward Understanding Educators’ Perspectives. Paper presented at International Conference on Learning in Madrid, Spain.

Li, X. & Que, H. (2015, June). Classroom Teachers’ Views on Refugee Students’ Experience in a Canadian High School. Paper presented at Canadian Association for Social Work Education (CASWE) in Ottawa, Canada.

Xu, X. & Li, X. (2015, May). Teaching Academic Writing through Process-Genre Approach: A Pedagogical Exploration of an EAP Program in China. Paper presented at the 7th Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for the Study of Discourse and Writing (CASDW) in Ottawa, Canada.

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.

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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