Dr Jeff Bezemer

    • Senior Research Fellow
    • Deputy Director of MODE
      Co-Director, Centre for Multimodal Research
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  • Summary:
    • I am an ethnographic researcher with a particular interest in learning, identity and communication. My publications deal with educational, medical and academic practice in a changing social, technological and representational landscape.
  • Teaching:
    • I am Co-Investigator on a number of research methods training and capacity building programmes funded by the Economic and Social Research Council. They include:
      • Multimodal Methodologies for Researching Digital Data and Environments (MODE): A node of the National Centre for Research Methods (2011-2014)
      • Ethnography, Language and Communication: A Researcher Development Initiative(2007-2009).
  • Research:
  • Postgraduate Research:
    • • Kate Cowan: Video-based research and multimodal transcription in the early years
      • Phil Jones: The bones of the book (London College of Communication)
      • Vacant studentship Bloomsbury Colleges: Multimodal design and interaction in online language learning platforms: exploring communication, pedagogy and identity.
  • Professional Activities:
    • I participate in international research networks funded by the German Science Foundation (Multimodality and Embodied Interaction) and the EU (Global Perspectives on Learning and Development). I am review editor of Visual Communication
  • Conferences/presentations:
  • Personal Country Knowledge:
    • • Netherlands – multilingualism and education.
  • Languages Spoken:
    • • Dutch (fluent)
      • French (basic)
      • German (basic).
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  • Bezemer, J. (in press) 'Gesture in operations' C. Jewitt (ed), Handbook of Multimodal Analysis (second edition). London: Routledge.
  • Bezemer, J., Cope, A., Kress, G. and Kneebone, R. (in press) 'Holding the scalpel: Achieving surgical care in a learning environment', Journal of Contemporary Ethnography
  • Bezemer, J., Cope, A., Faiz, O. and Kneebone, R. (2012) 'Participation of surgical residents in operations: challenging a common classification', World Journal of Surgery 36, 9, 2011-2014.
  • Bezemer, J., G. Kress, A. Cope & R. Kneebone (2012) 'Learning in the Operating Theatre: A Social Semiotic Perspective' V. Cook, C. Daly & M. Newman (eds), ). Work-based learning in clinical settings: Insights from socio-cultural perspectives. Abingdon: Radcliffe.
  • Bezemer, J., Cope., A., Kress, G. and Kneebone, R. (2011) '"Do You Have Another Johan?" Negotiating Meaning in the Operating Theatre. ', Applied Linguistics Review 2, 313-334.
  • Bezemer, J., Murtagh, G., Cope., A., Kress, G. and Kneebone, R. (2011) '"Scissors, Please" The Practical Accomplishment of Surgical Work in the Operating Theatre.', Symbolic Interaction 34, 3, 398 - 414.
  • Bezemer, J. & D. Mavers (2011) 'Multimodal Transcription as Academic Practice: A Social Semiotic Perspective. ', International Journal of Social Research Methodology 14, 3, 191 - 207.
  • Bezemer, J. & C. Jewitt (2010) Multimodal Analysis: Key issues. In: L. Litosseliti (ed), Research Methods in Linguistics. . London: Continuum.
  • Bezemer, J. & G. Kress (2009) 'Visualizing English: A Social Semiotic History of a School Subject. ', Visual Communication 8, 247 - 262.
  • Bezemer, J. & G. Kress (2008) 'Writing in Multimodal Texts: a Social Semiotic Account of Designs for Learning. ', Written Communication 25, 2, 166 - 195.
  • Bezemer, J (2008) 'Displaying Orientation in the Classroom: Students' Multimodal Responses to Teacher Instructions. ', Linguistics and Education 19, 2, 166-178.
  • Bezemer, J. (2007) ''They don't have that feeling'. The attribution of linguistic resources to multilingual students in a primary school', Linguistics and Education 18, 1, 65 - 78.