Nazarbayev University
Graduate School of Education

Graduate School of Education

Mukul Saxena

Profile

Mukul Saxena
Position:
Full Professor
Specializations:
Multilingual education
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Mukul Saxena is a British academic with more than 30 years of experience of teaching and research in the UK (York University, Lancaster University, York St John University and Warwick University) and Asia (Delhi University in India; Brunei University in Brunei Darussalam, South East Asia; and Nottingham University in China). His research has been primarily informed by socio-/applied-linguistics of multilingualism and includes three broad types: ethnographic research on the use of multilingual resources in face-to-face interaction; research on multilingual and digital literacies; and research related to the processes involved in the translation of language policies into classroom practices.  His research projects have been funded by ESRC in the UK and by universities and the Ministry of Education in Brunei, China and India. They have been situated in different settings in the UK and Asia, such as, in communities, school classrooms, university classrooms, and workplace, as well as in urban and rural contexts. His research publications are read internationally, particularly in the areas of multilingual classroom interaction and multilingual literacies. His work has contributed to language policies and language education policies in the countries in which he has worked.