Dr Kate Power
Kate Power
  • Certificate, Scholarship of Educational Leadership (University of British Columbia, Canada)
  • Certificate, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (University of Cambridge)
  • PhD, Applied Linguistics (Lancaster University, UK)
  • Master of Christian Studies, Spirituality (Regent College, Canada)
  • Master of Arts, English (University of New South Wales, Australia)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons), French (University of Sydney, Australia)
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Kate Power is an applied linguist, whose research and teaching focus on how meaning is made, identities and relationships constructed, and power wielded in diverse academic, organizational, and social contexts. Drawing on various discourse analytic methods, she routinely works across disciplines to address issues in which language use is a key component. Her current research addresses economic, religious, and academic discourses, with particular sensitivity to gender and sexuality.

Research interests

Academic discourse
Analysing how new knowledge is created and disseminated through scholarly genres.
Critical discourse analysis
Analysing how language use contributes to social, political, and economic issues.
Economic discourse
Analysing how language is used to communicate economic theories and phenomena.
Gender and language
Analysing how language use relates to and expresses gender and sexuality.
Religious discourse
Analysing communication within religious institutions.
Scholarship of Educational Leadership
Analysing how educational leaders effect change in the tertiary sector.
Sustainability discourses
Analysing communication around sustainability by performing arts organisations, governments, and community groups.


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