Curriculum Vitae


Dr Mary Varghese

  • Senior Lecturer

  • SLAS-Department of Liberal Arts & Humanities
    Faculty of Social Sciences & Leisure Management

  • Doctor of Philosophy, UNIVERSITY OF MALAYA, Malaysia
  • Master of English as a Second Language, UNIVERSITY OF MALAYA, Malaysia
  • Bachelor of Arts (English), UNIVERSITY OF MADRAS, India
  • Diploma in English as a Second Language, UNIVERSITY OF MALAYA, Malaysia
  • Certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL), REGIONAL LANGUAGE CENTRE, Singapore
  • Society for Text & Discourse, Academic Member, 2018 to 2019 (International)
  • Linguistic Structures(Incl. Grammer,Phonology, Lexicon,Semantics)
  • Multicultural, Intercultural And Cross-Cultural Studies
  • Language In Culture And Society(Sociolinguistics)
  • Applied Linguistics
  • Discourse And Pragmatics
(Research Area)
  • English as Lingua Franca
  • Media Discourse
  • Discourse and Social Cohesion
(Course Title),(Level of Study),(Institution),(Month/Year)
  • Cross-Cultural Communication, Bachelor Degree, Taylor's University (01/2018)
  • Sociolinguistics, Bachelor Degree, Taylor's University (01/2018)
  • International and Cross-Cultural Communication, Master Degree, Taylor's University (02/2018)
(Title of publication in APA style)
Book Chapter
  • Saeed, M., Varghese, M., Holst, M. & Ghazali, K. (forthcoming 2018). EMI in Malaysia: Student Voices. In R.Barnard & Zuwati Binti Hasim (Eds), English Medium Instruction Programmes: Perspectives from South East Asian Universities. London: Taylor & Francis.
  • Varghese, Mary & Lokasundari Narayanaswami. (2007). Voices of a Rape Victim. In Maya David Khemlani (ed). Language and Human Rights. Kuala Lumpur: Universiti Putra Malaysia.
Article in Journals
  • Varghese, Mary & Edmund Terence Gomez (2019) Representations of inclusiveness in social assistance programmes of the 10th Malaysia Plan, 2011–2015, National Identities, 21(3), 287-303 (SCOPUS-Indexed)
  • Todd L. Sandel, Richard Buttny & Mary Varghese (2019) Online interaction across three contexts: an analysis of culture and technological affordances, Journal of Intercultural Communication Research, 48:1, 52-71, DOI: 10.1080/17475759.2018.1552616 (SCOPUS-Indexed)
  • Varghese M., Ghazali K.(2017). State contestations in constructions of 1Malaysia: Saying it different to different people. Language Problems and Language Planning, 41(1), pp.46-65 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Neo, D., Varghese, M.(2017). Identity politics of being and becoming of the Chetti Melaka in Singapore. Pertanika Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, 25(1), pp.337-352 (SCOPUS-Indexed)
  • Varghese, M. & Ghazali, K. (2014). Talking ‘Race’ Through 1Malaysia in Editorials: A Critical Discourse Analysis. Journal of Language and Politics 13(3), 453-472. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Varghese Mary & Lean Mei Li (2010) Who’s that Guy? A Discourse Representations of Social Actors in a Death. Language in India 10(8).
Mass Media(Newspaper,Radio,TV,Popular Magazine)
  • Varghese, M. (2018) Think about all the Schoolkids. The Star (30 Oct 2018).
  • Varghese, M. (2018) The 'separate but equal' fallacy. The Star (10 Dec 2018).
(Project title),(Role),(Duration),(Level)
  • Rejuvenating forgotten waterfront settlements in Malaysia, with specific reference to the Royal Town of Klang, Co-researcher, 2017 to 2020 (Taylor's University)
  • The Bilateral Relationship between Malaysia and China: The Role and Impact of Media, Co-researcher, 2015 to 2017 (Taylor's University)
  • Impact of cross-cultural diversity on work performance in Malaysian Small and Medium Enterprises dealing in Information and Communication Technology, Co-researcher, 2014 to 2015 (National)
  • Sub-editor, The SEARCH Journal, Taylor's University , 2018 to 2019
  • Pertanika - Journal of Social Science and Humanities, 2018 to 2018 (Article in Journal)
  • Journal article review, 2017 to 2017 (Article in Journal)
(Title),(Event),(Date Presented),(Organiser),(Level)
  • Discourses of space among urban poor children in Malaysia, Salzburg Conference in Interdisciplinary Poverty Research, Austria., 13/09/2018 to 14/09/2018, University of Salzburg (International)
  • Debating the Dual Language Programme (DLP): an analysis of articles and letters to the editor, 6th University of Malaya Discourse and Society International Conference: Discourse, Culture and Identity, 05/12/2017 to 06/12/2017, Faculty of Languages and Linguistics, University of Malaya (International)
  • Malaysia-China Diplomacy in the Media: Negotiating Relationships and Maintaining Positions, 5th International SEARCH Conference, 18/05/2017 to 19/05/2017, Taylor's University, Malaysia (University)
  • Under the Roof of 1Malaysia: the constructions of inclusiveness, 5th International Conference on Discourse and Society 2015, 14/11/2015 to 16/11/2015, Faculty of Languages and Linguistics, University of Malaya (National)
  • Identity Crisis of the Endangered Minority Community of the Chettis of Melaka, 4th International SEARCH Conference, 28/05/2015 to 29/05/2015, Taylor's University (University)
  • Factuality Speaking: What the Ed Said, "3rd New Zealand Discourse Conference "" Engaging with Discourse Analysis""", 05/11/2011 to 07/12/2011, AUT University, Auckland, new Zealand ( (International)
  • Representations of a Death, International Conference on Political Linguistics, Poland, 17/09/2009 to 19/09/2009, University of Lodz, Lodz, Poland (International)
  • Legitimisation Strategies in the Media, 2nd International Free Linguistics Conference, 11/10/2008 to 12/10/2008, University of Sydney, Australia (International)
  • Voices of a Rape Victim, International Conference on Language, Culture and Communication, 28/11/2006 to 30/11/2006, University of Lusofona, Lisbon, Portugal (International)
(Course Title),(Course Mode),(Date/Duration),(Level)
  • Asia-Europe Institute, University of Malaya Workshop on Erasmus + Grant Applications, Research, 12/11/2018 to 13/11/2018 (National)
  • Centre for Future Learning, Research, 02/02/2018 to 02/02/2018 (University)
  • Revisiting Paulo Freire: Insights from Critical Pedagogy, Research, 25/10/2017 to 25/10/2017 (University)
  • Supervising Case Studies, Research, 16/08/2017 to 16/08/2017 (Department/School)
  • Maximizing Learning through Collaborative Classroom (X-Space), Research, 07/06/2017 to 07/06/2017
  • THE 5TH INTERNATIONAL SEARCH CONFERENCE 2017, Research, 18/05/2017 to 19/05/2017
  • Flagship Project, Research, 17/05/2017 to 17/05/2017