Christopher Jenks

Christopher Jenks

Associate Professor

ENGLISH

Dakota Hall 231

Phone: (605) 677-5229

Email: Christopher.Jenks@usd.edu

Bio:

Christopher Jenks received his graduate degrees from George Mason University and Newcastle University (England). Before arriving at the University of South Dakota, he taught at the City University of Hong Kong, Newcastle University, and Konkuk University (Seoul, South Korea). He specializes in the political and cultural implications of the global spread of English. His research interests include multiculturalism, critical race theory, translingualism, postcolonialism, neoliberalism, and national identities. His eight published and forthcoming books cover a range of topics, including chat room interaction, intercultural communication, and second language acquisition. His 2010 edited collection on second language acquisition was runner-up for the 2011 British Association for Applied Linguistics (BAAL) Book Award. He is currently working on a project that examines how roadside billboards of the Midwest represent discursive spaces for national identity construction.


Teaching Interests:

multiculturalism, English as a lingua franca, world Englishes, TESOL, second language writing


Research Interests:

world Englishes, English as a lingua franca, second language writing, race and ethnicity, intercultural communication, language learning


Education:

  • Ph D, Newcastle University (England), 2006
  • MEd, George Mason University, 2003
  • BS, Towson University, 2000

Licensures and Certifications:

  • Introduction to Online Teaching and Learning, USD Center for Teaching & Learning
  • Bridges - Building a Supportive Community, South Dakota Board of Regents

Grants:

  • A&S Faculty Summer Research Grant. (2015 - 2015)
  • A&S College Travel Grant.
  • A&S College Travel Grant.
  • A&S Curriculum Transformation Grant.
  • A&S College Travel Grant.

Publications:

Citations listed below are presented in a standardized, modified format for display purposes only. They do not necessarily reflect the preferred style and conventions of the faculty member or discipline.

  • Jenks, Christopher. Chat rooms. In The SAGE Encyclopedia of the Internet, edited by B. Warf. London: SAGE, 2017.
  • Jenks, Christopher. Learning through social media. In The Cambridge Guide to Second Language Learning, edited by J. Richards & A. Burns. Cambridge University Press, 2017.
  • Jenks, Christopher. Recording and transcribing talk and interaction. In SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Data Collection, edited by U. Flick. SAGE, 2017.
  • Jenks, Christopher. The semiotics of learning Korean at home: An ecological autoethnographic perspective, 688-703. Vol. 20, Iss. 6. International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 2017.
  • Jenks, Christopher. Uncooperative lingua franca encounters. In Routledge Handbook of English as a Lingua Franca, edited by M. Dewey. Routledge, 2017.
  • Ladegaard, Hans J., and Jenks, Christopher. Language and Intercultural Communication in the Workplace: Critical Approaches to Theory and Practice. Routledge, 2017.
  • Jenks, Christopher. Talking national identities into being in ELF interactions: An investigation of international postgraduate students in the UK. In The Cultural and Intercultural Dimensions of English as a Lingua Franca. Multilingual Matters, 2016.
  • Lee, Jerry W., and Jenks, Christopher. Doing translingual dispositions: Considerations from a US-Hong Kong partnership. College Composition and Communication, 2016.
  • Jenks, Christopher. Global Englishes. In Oxford Bibliographies. Oxford University Press, 2016.
  • Jenks, Christopher, and Lee, Jerry W.. Heteroglossic Ideologies in World Englishes: An Examination of the Hong Kong Context. International Journal of Applied Linguistics, 2016.
  • Jenks, Christopher, and Seedhouse, Paul. Applying global perspectives on ELT classroom interaction to current issues in language teaching. In International Perspectives on ELT Classroom Interaction. Palgrave MacMillan, 2015.
  • Jenks, Christopher, and Seedhouse, Paul. International Perspectives on ELT Classroom Interaction. Palgrave MacMillan, 2015.
  • Seedhouse, Paul, and Jenks, Christopher. International perspectives on ELT classroom interaction: An introduction. In International Perspectives on ELT Classroom Interaction. Palgrave MacMillan, 2015.
  • Ladegaard, Hans, and Jenks, Christopher. Language and intercultural communication in the workplace: Critical approaches to theory and practice. Language and Intercultural Communication, 2015.
  • Jenks, Christopher, Lou, Jackie, and Bhatia, Aditi. The Discourse of Culture and Identity in National and Transnational Contexts. Routledge, 2015.
  • Jenks, Christopher. Social Interaction in Second Language Chat Rooms, 184. Edinburgh, Scotland: Edinburgh University Press, 2014.
  • Jenks, Christopher. Conversation analysis. In Handbook of English Language Studies, 274-286. Routledge, 2014.
  • Jenks, Christopher. 'Your pronunciation and your accent is very excellent': Orientations of identity during compliment sequences in English as a lingua franca encounters, 165-181. Vol. 13, Iss. 2. Language and Intercultural Communication, 2013.
  • Jenks, Christopher. Are you an ELF? The relevance of ELF as an equitable social category in online intercultural communication, 95-108. Vol. 13, Iss. 1. Language and Intercultural Communication, 2013.
  • Brandt, Adam, and Jenks, Christopher. Computer-mediated spoken interaction: Aspects of trouble in multi-party chat rooms, 1-18. Iss. Article 4. Language@Internet, 2013.
  • Jenks, Christopher, and Firth, Alan. Interaction in synchronous voice-based computer-mediated communication. In Handbook of the Pragmatics of Computer-Mediated Communication, 209-234. Mouton de Gruyter, 2013.
  • Jenks, Christopher, and Brandt, Adam. Managing mutual orientation in the absence of physical co-presence: Multi-party voice-based chat room interaction, 227-248. Vol. 50, Iss. 4. Discourse Processes, 2013.
  • Jenks, Christopher, Bhatia, Aditi, and Lou, Jackie. Special Issue on The Discourse of Culture and Identity in National and Transnational Contexts, 244. Language and Intercultural Communication, 2013.
  • Jenks, Christopher, Bhatia, Aditi, and Lou, Jackie. The discourse of culture and identity in national and transnational contexts, 121-125. Vol. 13, Iss. 2. Language and Intercultural Communication, 2013.
  • Jenks, Christopher. Working with transcripts: An abridged review of issues in transcription, 251-261. Vol. 7, Iss. 4. Language and Linguistic Compass, 2013.
  • Jenks, Christopher. Analysis of dialogue. In The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics: Analysis of Discourse and Interaction, 1-6. Wiley-Blackwell, 2012.
  • Jenks, Christopher. Doing being reprehensive: Some interactional features of English as a lingua franca in a chat room, 386-405. Vol. 33, Iss. 4. Applied Linguistics, 2012.
  • Jenks, Christopher, Firth, Alan, and Trinder, Liz. When disputants dispute: Interactional aspects of arguments in family mediation session, 307-327. Text & Talk, 2012.
  • Jenks, Christopher. Transcribing Talk and Interaction, 120. John Benjamins, 2011.
  • Brandt, Adam, and Jenks, Christopher. 'Is it okay to eat a dog in Korea...like China?' Assumptions of national food-eating practices in intercultural interaction, 41-58. Vol. 11, Iss. 1. Language and Intercultural Communication, 2011.
  • Seedhouse, Paul, Walsh, Steve, and Jenks, Christopher. Conceptualising Learning in Applied Linguistics, 291. Palgrave MacMillan, 2010.
  • Jenks, Christopher. Adaptation in online voice-based chat rooms: Implications for language learning. In Conceptualising Learning in Applied Linguistics, 147-162..
  • Walsh, Steve, and Jenks, Christopher. An introduction to conceptualising 'learning' in Applied Linguistics. In Conceptualising Learning in Applied Linguistics, 1-5..
  • Trinder, Liz, Firth, Alan, and Jenks, Christopher. So presumably things have moved on since then? The interactional management of risk allegations in child contact dispute resolution, 29-53. Vol. 24, Iss. 1. International Journal of Law, Policy and the Family, 2010.
  • Trinder, Liz, Jenks, Christopher, and Firth, Alan. Talking children into being in absentia: Children as a strategic and contingent resource in family court dispute resolution, 234-257. Vol. 22, Iss. 2. Child and Family Law Quarterly, 2010.
  • Jenks, Christopher. Exchanging missing information in tasks: Old and new interpretations, 185-194. Vol. 93, Iss. 2. The Modern Language Journal, 2009.
  • Jenks, Christopher. Getting acquainted in Skypecasts: Aspects of social organization in online chat rooms, 26-46. Vol. 19, Iss. 1. International Journal of Applied Linguistics, 2009.
  • Jenks, Christopher. When is it appropriate to talk? Managing overlapping talk in multi-participant voice-based chat room, 19-30. Vol. 22, Iss. 1. Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2009.
  • Jenks, Christopher. Floor management in task-based interaction: The interactional role of participatory structures, 609-622. Vol. 35, Iss. 4. System, 2007.

Presentations:

  • Jenks, Christopher. Race and neoliberalism in ELT. Presented at the Korean Association of Teachers of English (KATE) International Conference, Seoul, South Korea. (May 2017)
  • Lee, Jerry W., Jenks, Christopher. Doing translingual, or neoliberal, dispositions?. Presented at the Conference on College Composition and Communication, Portland, Oregon. (March 2017)
  • Jenks, Christopher. Meat, guns, and God: Ruralscapes of the great American road. Presented at the John R. Milton Writer's Conference, Vermillion. (October 2016)
  • Jenks, Christopher. Teaching the White language: Neoliberalism and monocultural English in Korea. Presented at the Modern Language Association, Austin, Texas. (January 2016)
  • Jenks, Christopher. Teaching language and culture: Approaches from world anthropologies. Presented at the American Anthropological Association, Denver, Colorado. (November 2015)
  • Jenks, Christopher. English for sale: The commodification of race and ethnicity in the ELT profession in Korea. Presented at the International Society for Language Studies , Albuquerque, NM. (June 18, 2015)
  • Jenks, Christopher. U-shaped learning and autoethnography for the promotion of successful acquisition and use of English. Presented at the Academic English Program (UCI), Irvine, CA. (March 6, 2015)
  • Jenks, Christopher. English for sale: Neoliberalism and world Englishes in Korea. Presented at the Department of English (UCI), Irvine, CA. (March 5, 2015)
  • Jenks, Christopher. One conversation two languages: Alternating bi-language talk and its implications for language learning. Presented at the American Association for Applied Linguistics Conference, Portland, OR. (March 2014)
  • Jenks, Christopher. Interactional competence versus pragmatic competence: Implications for language teaching. Presented at the JALT Pragmatics SIG Seminar, Osaka, Japan. (September 2013)
  • Jenks, Christopher. Interactional competence versus pragmatic competence in second language chat rooms: Implications for language teaching. Presented at the 13th China Pragmatics Conference, Hangzhou, China. (July 2013)
  • Jenks, Christopher. Interactional competence in second language chat rooms: Implications for teaching and learning. Presented at the UPALS 2nd International Conference on Languages, Penang, Malaysia. (May 2013)
  • Jenks, Christopher, Brandt, Adam. Advice giving in international student office hour meetings: Orientations to psychological states. Presented at the Kansai University Symposium on Social Interaction in International Encounters, Osaka, Japan. (March 2013)
  • Jenks, Christopher. Collecting, transcribing, and analyzing online communication data for conversation analytic purposes: Key themes and ways forward. Presented at the Kansai University International Symposium, Osaka, Japan. (February 2012)
  • Jenks, Christopher. Technology studies in applied linguistics: Key themes and ways forward. Presented at the 3rd International Conference on Language and Communication, Bangkok, Thailand. (December 2011)
  • Jenks, Christopher. Do you speak ELF? The relevance of global and local in online intercultural communication. Presented at the Symposium of the International Association for Languages and Communication, Bangi, Malaysia. (December 2011)
  • Jenks, Christopher. Turn-ending or-constructions: What are they and how are they used?. Presented at the 16th World Congress of Applied Linguistics (AILA 2011), Beijing, China. (August 2011)
  • Jenks, Christopher. Turn-ending or-constructions: What are they and how are they used?. Presented at the International Institute of Ethnomethodology and Conversation Analysis, Fribourg, Switzerland. (July 2011)
  • Jenks, Christopher. 'Your pronunciation and your accent is very excellent': Orientations of identity during compliment sequences in English as a lingua franca encounters. Presented at the 4th International Roundtable on Discourse Analysis, Hong Kong. (May 2011)
  • Jenks, Christopher. Doing being reprehensive: Some interactional features of English as a lingua franca. Presented at the Bloomsbury Applied Linguistics Series, London, England. (January 2011)
  • Jenks, Christopher. Turn-ending or-constructions: What are they and what do they do?. Presented at the Newcastle Micro-Analysis Research Group, Newcastle, England. (January 2011)
  • Jenks, Christopher. Conceptualizing learning in applied linguistics.
  • Jenks, Christopher. Adaptation in online voice-based chat rooms: Implications for language learning. Presented at the Learning, Interaction and the Development of Narrative Knowing and Remembering (LINT) Seminar, Linkoping, Sweden. (May 2010)
  • Jenks, Christopher. Doing being reprehensive: Some interactional features of English as a lingua franca.
  • Brandt, Adam, Jenks, Christopher. 'Is it okay to eat a dog in Korea, like China?' A conversation analytic examination of the co-construction of a national cultural stereotype. Presented at the Bloomsbury Round Table on Communication, Cognition, & Culture, London, England. (June 2009)
  • Jenks, Christopher. Will the real ELF please stand up? Changing norms and expectations in ELF encounters. Presented at the 2nd English as a Lingua Franca Conference, Southampton, England. (April 2009)
  • Jenks, Christopher. Will the real ELF please stand up? Changing norms and expectations in ELF encounters.
  • Jenks, Christopher. Adaptation in online chat rooms: Implications for the conceptualization of language learning in applied linguistics.
  • Jenks, Christopher, Firth, Alan, Trinder, Liz. Managing emotions in child-contact disputes. Presented at the BAAL 2008, Swansea, Wales. (September 2008)
  • Firth, Alan, Jenks, Christopher. The Social Practice of Practising English: Skypecast interactions and their implications for notions of L2 learning. Presented at the BAAL/CUP Seminar: Conceptualising Learning in Applied Linguistics, Newcastle, England. (September 2008)
  • Jenks, Christopher. ELF Interaction and its implications for EFL teaching and learning.
  • Jenks, Christopher. Learning informally: ELF interaction in a community of English language learners.
  • Jenks, Christopher. Voice-based chat rooms and their implications for teaching English.
  • Trinder, Liz, Firth, Alan, Jenks, Christopher. Family Court Dispute Resolution Meetings: A Micro Analysis Of Process. Presented at the Australian Demographic & Social Research Institute, Canberra, Australia. (July 2008)
  • Trinder, Liz, Firth, Alan, Jenks, Christopher. Family court dispute resolution meetings: A micro analysis of process. Presented at the 10th Australian Institute of Family Studies Biennial Conference, Melbourne, Australia. (June 2008)
  • Firth, Alan, Jenks, Christopher, Trinder, Liz. On the social and strategic functions of 'formulations' in child-contact mediation meetings. Presented at the Symposium on Conflict Resolution and Mediation in Talk-in-Interaction, Newcasle, England. (June 2008)
  • Trinder, Liz, Firth, Alan, Jenks, Christopher. The end of history? The future and the past in court-based dispute resolution. Presented at the Department of Social Policy and Social Work, Oxford, England. (May 2008)
  • Trindeer, Liz, Firth, Alan, Jenks, Christopher. "I'm against the past": Early findings from a micro-analysis of in-court conciliation. Presented at the Socio-legal Studies Association Annual Conference, Manchester, England. (March 2008)
  • Jenks, Christopher. Learning informally: ELF interaction in a community of English language learner. Presented at the 1st English as a Lingua Franca Conference 2008, Helsinki, Finland. (February 2008)
  • Trinder, Liz, Firth, Alan, Jenks, Christopher. The contact presumption in action: Some early findings from a micro-analysis of in-court conciliation.
  • Jenks, Christopher. Skypecasts: Some preliminary observations. Presented at the BAAL 2007, Edinburgh, Scotland. (September 2007)
  • Jenks, Christopher. Skypecasts: Sequence organization and learning opportunities. Presented at the BAAL Language Learning and Teaching SIG: Towards a Researched Pedagogy, Lancaster, England. (July 2007)
  • Jenks, Christopher. Skypecasts. Presented at the BAAL/CUP Seminar: Spoken Online Learning Events, Milton Keynes, England. (June 2007)