Academic Staff and Fellows

RUDOLPH Nathanael John
Associate Professor Ph.D., Curriculum and Instruction (language education and culture)
Department/General Education Division 
Liberal Arts and General Education
Research Area Sociolinguistics; Language education; Cultural Anthropology
Teaching (Undergraduate Course) オーラルイングリッシュ1・2・3・4
Identity and Community Membership in Japan: Sociohistorical Approaches, Issues and Implications
Critical Approaches to Applied Linguistics and Language Education
"Second Language Acquisition"
Research Interests Translingual practice; critical approaches to language teacher and learner identity; (in)equity in (and beyond) language education; negotiated being and belonging in Japan
Selected Publications 1) Rudolph, N. (2022). Narratives and negotiations of identity in Japan and criticality in (English) language education: (Dis) connections and implications. TESOL Quarterly. Online at:  

3) Rudolph, N., Selvi, A. F., & Yazan, B. (Eds.). (2020). The Complexity of Identity and Interaction in Language Education. Bristol, UK: Multilingual Matters.
Research and Achievements
Affiliated Academic Societies JACET (The Japan Association of College English Teachers)
JACET ELF (English as a Lingua Franca Special Interest Group)
Asia TEFL English as a lingua franca Research Network
American Association of Applied Linguistics (AAAL)
External Activity Volunteer and Program Coordinator (local children's home 児童養護施設)

Review Editor/Managing Editor, Asian Englishes

Editorial Board Member, Journal of Language, Identity and Education

Manuscript Reviewer for journals including TESOL Quarterly; TESOL Journal; RELC Journal; Applied Linguistics; Journal of Language, Identity and Education; Asian Englishes; International Multilingual Research Journal.

Manuscript Reviewer for book publishers including Palgrave Macmillan and Routledge.
(Undergraduate Course)
B.A., International Affairs, Eastern Washington University
(Master's/Doctral Course)
M.A. Latin American and Iberian History, Eastern Washington University
M.S. Ed TESOL, Temple University
PhD, Curriculum and Instruction (Emphasis: Language education), University of Maryland, College Park
Title of Thesis, Institute, Date Borderlands and Border Crossing: Japanese Professors of English and the Negotiation of Translinguistic and Transcultural Identity.(2012)
Biography 2011~2017: Assistant Professor of Applied Linguistics and Language Education, Mukogawa Women's University (Nishinomiya, Japan)
2017~2020: Associate Professor of Applied Linguistics and Language Education, Mukogawa Women's University (Nishinomiya, Japan)
At Present: Associate Professor of Sociolinguistics and Language Education, Kindai University
Message to Students I am honored to be part of your experience here at Kindai. I wish you all the best with your studies!
Books Recommended to Students 1) Transcultural Japan; 2) Reinventing Japan: Time, Space, Nation (日本を再発明する: 時間、空間、ネーション)
Interests and Others Family; Volunteer work; writing music; fishing; gym.
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Academic Staff and Fellows