Curriculum vitae

 

 

Personal Information

Name

EVANS

Vorname

ROBERT

E-mail:

rob.evans@ovgu.de

Homepage:

http://www.ovgu.de/evans

   

Nationality

British /German

Place of birth North London (West Hampstead)

 

Married, 3 daughters, 8 grandchildren

Education & Qualifications

 

1997-2001

Open University (GB) EdD Doctorate in Education

1993-95

Open University (GB) M.A. in Education

1977-81

Universitaet Tuebingen

 

East European History, Modern History & Slavonic Languages and Literature (Russian, Polish)

 1977

B.A. Russian Studies Hons (Leeds)

1976

Universitaet Brno (CSSR) Exchange studies

1976

Leningrad (UdSSR) Intensive language seminar

1973-1977

BA Hons Russian Studies (Russian, Czech, History), University of Leeds (GB)

Schule

1965-1972

William Ellis Grammar School, London

 

Final Examinations: English, Art, Russian, & French

 

 

Record of Employment/Career History

 

Public institutions of Higher and Adult Education



 

Since 10/2004

MAGDEBURG

 

Lecturer Academic English/English in Medicine, Department of English, Language Centre, Otto-von-Guericke Universitaet Magdeburg

Chairman Examinations Board at the Language Centre

Co-Examiner in Certificate Examinations (UNIcert) Italian

 

 

5/2003 to 8/2004

CAIRO

 

Co-ordinator/Head of English Department

German University in Cairo, Egypt

Responsible for coordination of admissions, placement and academic examinations; curriculum development; staff development and recruitment; teaching and counselling.

 

10/1986-8/2003

DUISBURG

 

Gerhard Mercator Universitaet Duisburg part-time Lecturer for: English for Economics / Electronics / Mechanical Engineering / Foundry Technology and Material Science

 

 

 

1992-2003

DUESSELDORF

 

Heinrich-Heine-Universitaet Duesseldorf: English in Medicine

1986-1996

Adult Education

 

Adult Education VHS Duesseldorf - English, English for Medicine

1986-1991

Adult Education VHS Duisburg - Italian

1985-1986

 

NAPLES

Universita degli Studi di Napoli (Italy): Lektor for English

Facolta die Lettere e Filosofia

1983-1985

 

Universita degli Studi di Napoli: Lektor for English in the II Faculty of Medicine

 

 

Private Sector Education/Training

 

1994-2003

freelance language training StoraENSO AG, Duesseldorf (STORA Fine Paper, STORA Carbonless Paper, etc)

1992-2003

freelance language training English/Italian Kloeckner & Co. AG, Duisburg.

1992-1996

freelance language training Deutschen Gesellschaft fuer Personalfuehrung (DGFP Duesseldorf)

1995-6

Executive Sprach-Coaching Roland Berger und Partner GmbH, Duesseldorf

1993-4

freelance language training OERAG Rechtsschutz AG, Duesseldorf

1992-93

freelance language training Thyssen Haniel Logistic GmbH, Duisburg

1987-91

freelance language training Siemens AG Duisburg

Academic Research Activities

 

My main research interests lie in the areas of:

o    Qualitative research methods (particular emphasis on depth-interviewing, interview methods generally

o    Biographical narrative, biographical memory, language resources and grammars of identity

o    Interviewing and transcription methods

o    Using electronic corpora in the analysis of spoken discourse

o    Educational biography and lifecourse research

o    Language, communication and identity / Gendered communication

o    Learning spaces / Biographical space

o    Learning across the life-course / LLL / Gendered learning

o    Cosmopolitanicity and world englishes

o    Critical language awareness, discourse analysis, conversation analysis and intercultural pragmatics

o    Discourse of the academy and of business organisations

o    Communication, intercultural communication, intercultural management

o    Language acquisition, identity, integration

 

Individual Membership: ESREA, SCUTREA

Editions

 

Evans, R. (Ed.), (2016). Before, Beside (Beyond) and After the Biographical Narrative. Duisburg: nisaba verlag. ISBN 978-3-941379-04-6

Evans, R., Kurantowicz, E. & Lucio-Villegas, E. (Eds.), (2016) Researching and Transforming Adult Learning and Communities. The local/global context. Rotterdam: Sense.

Evans, R. (Ed.), (2010). Local development, community and adult learning - learning landscapes between the mainstream and the margins Vol 2. Conference Proceedings ESREA Network Global in Local - III International Seminar, Otto-von-Guericke Universitaet Magdeburg, 28-30 May 2009, Magdeburg. Duisburg: nisaba verlag, ISBN 978-3-941379-02-2.

Evans, R. (Ed.), (2009). Local development, community and adult learning - learning landscapes between the mainstream and the margins Vol 1. Conference Proceedings ESREA Network Global in Local - III International Seminar, Otto-von-Guericke Universitaet Magdeburg, 28-30 May 2009, Magdeburg. Duisburg: nisaba verlag, ISBN 978-3-941379-01-5

Collaboration on Editorial Boards

Member of the Scientific Board of the Journal "Diskursy mlodych andragogow" (Adult Education Discourses, Uniwersytet Zielonogorski/University of Zielona Gora, Poland

Member of the Editorial Advisory Board of RELA, online journal of ESREA (https://www.rela.ep.liu.se)

Member of the Scientific Board of the Journal "Rocznik andragogiczny", Akademickie Towarzystwo Andragogiczne, Wydzial Pedagogiczny Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego, Szkoła Wyzsza im. Pawła Wlodkowica w Płocku /University of Plotsk. University of Warsaw

Reviewer for the Journal "Contemporary Learning Society. Quarterly of Social and Educational Ideas", Dolnoslaska Szkola Wyszce/University of Lower Silesia Press, Poland

 

Research Projects


Submission of Grundtvig project bids 2011 and 2012. 2011 as Consortium Member, 2012 as Lead Partner/Coordinator (Magdeburg University)

2016-2019 Erasmus+ Project "Arlekin - Création d'un espace européen pour las mediation sociale pour l'inclusion"

 

Conference Organisation

 

(2017-2018) Scientific Ctee: ESREA Network Life History and Biography Research Network International Conference, University of Torino, Italy.

(2017-2018) Scientific Cttee: ESREA Network BGL-ALC, 9th International Seminar, Rijeka, Croatia.

(2016-2017) Scientific Cttee: 8th International Seminar of the ESREA Network BGL_ALC ‘Between Local and Global: Adult Learning and Development’, University of Lower Silesia, Wroclaw, Poland

(2016-2017) Scientific Ctee: ESREA Network Life History and Biography Research Network International Conference, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

(2015-2016) Scientific Ctee: ESREA Network ELOA Education and Learning of Older Adults International Conference, University of Wroclaw, Poland, 17-19 November 2016

(2015-2016) Scientific Ctee: ESREA Network Life History and Biography Research Network International Conference, Canterbury Christ Church University, UK 6-9 March 2016

(2014-2015) Scientific Cttee: 8th International Seminar of the ESREA Network ‘Between Local and Global: Adult Learning and Development’ Ljubljana, Slowenien, Juni 2015

(2014-2015) Scientific Committee: ESREA Network Life History and Biography Research Network International Conference, Universita di Milano-Bicocca, Italien, 5-8 März 2015

(2013-2014) Organisation/Scientific Committee: ESREA Network Life History and Biography Research Network International Conference, Otto-von-Guericke Universitaet Magdeburg, 6-9 März 2014

(2013-2014) Scientific Cttee: 7th International Seminar of the ESREA Network ‘Between Local and Global: Adult Learning and Development’ Lisboa, Juni 26-28, 2014

(2012-2013) Scientific Cttee: ESREA Research Network Access, Learning Careers and Identities, Linkoeping 2013

(2012-2013) Scientific Committee of the Annual Conference of the ESREA Life History and Biography Network, Researching Learning Lives: on discipline, interdisciplinarity and imaginative imperatives in auto/biographical and narrative research, Canterbury Christ Church University, UK, 28.2.-3.3.2013

(2012-2013) Scientific Cttee: 6th International Seminar of the ESREA Network ‘Between Local and Global: Adult Learning and Development’ Renewal of adult education practices and professions in the context of urban developements, Ghent, Belgium, April 25-27, 2013.

(2011-2012) Scientific Cttee: ESREA - Migration, Racism and Xenophobia Research Network Conference: Europe in crisis - migrations, racisms and belongings in the new economic order. Karl-Franzens-Universitaet Graz, 19-21 April, 2012.

(2010-2011) Scientific Cttee: 5th International Seminar of the ESREA Network "Between Local and Global: Adult Learning and Development" Transforming/Researching Communities. Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey, April 20-22, 2011.

(2009-10) Scientific Cttee: 4th International Seminar of the ESREA Network "Between Local and Global: Adult Learning and Development" Transforming/Researching Communities. Universidad de Sevilla, Spanien, May 20-22, 2010.

(2009) Organisation: ESREA Network Global in Local - III International Seminar, Otto-von-Guericke Universitaet Magdeburg, 28-30 May 2009 www.esrea.ovgu.de.

(2009) Scientific Cttee: ESREA Network Global in Local - III International Seminar, Otto-von-Guericke Universitaet Magdeburg, 28-30 May 2009.

(2008) Scientific Cttee: ESREA Research Network Access, Learning Careers and Identities Sevilla 2008, "Educational Journeys and Changing Lives", 10-12 December 2008, Universidad de Sevilla, Spain.

Co-Convenor since May 2011 of the E.S.R.E.A. research network "Between Global and Local"

 

Teaching Experience/Keynotes/Round Tables

 

(2012) Language Data in Qualitative Biographical Interviews, Talk/Workshop University Wroclaw, Poland, Multiculturalism - a new quality of education, International conference, Pedagogical Institute, University of Wroclaw and Medical University of Wroclaw, 22.11.2012

(2011) Presentation of the film of the 2009 Magdeburg Conference produced by Sol Haring& Rob Evans during the opening session of the 5. International Conference of the ESREA-Netwerk "Between Global and Local" an der Bogazici University, Istanbul, 28.04.2011.

(2011) "Agency and Biographical Interviews". University of the Algarve (Campus da Penha), Faro, Portugal, 17-18 March 2011.

(2010) "Speaking out: auto/biographical accounts from within professional spaces". Contribution to the Round Table "Chronicling learning lives: some European perspectives", 7th biennial IABA conference: "Life Writing and Intimate Publics", University of Sussex, 28 June - 1 July 2010.

(2010) "Researching/Transforming Communities", 4th International Seminar of the ESREA Network "Between Local and Global: Adult Learning and Development" Transforming/Researching Communities. Universidad de Sevilla, Spanien, May 20-22, 2010

(2010) "Using interview data in qualitative social research", Vortrag zum Seminar an der University of Algarve (Campus da Penha), Faro, Portugal, 19 Mai 2010.

(2010) "Biography Research, Interviewing and Language Data: Questions and Perspectives" Keynote for the Seminar Cycle 2010 "Teorie edukacyjne w ogniu krytyki, DIALOG - NARRACJA - EDUKACJA", at the Dolnoslaska Szkoła Wyzsza (University of Lower Silesia) Wroclaw, on the 20.04.2010.

(2009) Journee d'etudes, Universite Paris 8, Department de Sciences de l'Education, "Approches non-francophones des histoires de vie en Europe": Presentation of the special issue of the journal Pratiques de Formation/Analyses 55, Decembre 2009, Universite Paris 830 April 2009

(2009) Approches non-francophones des histoires de vie en Europe: Presentation of the special issue of the journal Pratiques de Formation/Analyses 55, Decembre 2009, Universite Paris 8. ESREA Network Biography and Life History, 14 March 2009, University of Milano.

(2009) "A Conversation: epistemologies and methodologies" [with Prof. Linden West], Round Table Dialogue, ESREA Biography Network 2009, Milano

(2009) "Walls falling down" Popular Education in German Research, University Duisburg-Essen, 26-27 January, 2009

(2008) "Adult Learner: Identity - Space - Time" (ESREA Research Network Between Local and Global: Adult Learning and Development, "Local in Global - Adult Learning and Community Development", University of Lower Silesia, Wroclaw, Poland 29-31 May 2008

(2007) "Living together - Contested spaces". Round Table "Social Diversity and Adult Learning: Learning to Live Together" (Adult Learning and the Challenges of Social and Cultural Diversity: Diverse Lives, Cultures, Learnings and Literacies. 5th ESREA European Research Conference, Seville, 20-23 September 2007)

 

Language skills

 

English

Native speaker

German

Near-native

Italian

Fluent

French

Very good

Russian

Good

Czech

Basic knowledge (reading)

Polish

Basic knowledge (reading)

Arabic

(Standard/Egyptian) basic written and spoken skills

Spanish, Portuguese

Moderate, good reading and understanding

PC Skills

Computing skills - standard text, spreadsheet, presentation, database and graphics application; standard internet applications (Dreamweaver), Content-Management (eco-tec).

Text-analysis applications (TACT, MonoConc), CAQDA software (ATLASti, NUD*IST, Nvivo, f4, MaxData)