Dr. Marlen Elliot Harrison has been teaching composition & communication; language (TESOL) & literature; gender & sexuality; and social science research writing/methods at international universities in Asia, Europe and North America since 1997. As such he is a transdisciplinarian who is as much at home in the worlds of composition pedagogy and language teaching as in social linguistic and qualitative research methods. Having taught students in over 50 different academic programs at no less than 9 different universities across 5 countries and three continents, and with 70+ international academic presentations – including TESOL, EuroCALL, JALT, AAAL, ASA, AAA and CCCC – and 30+ international academic publications – including manuscripts in the following peer-reviewed journals: Qualitative Research in Psychology (USA), Language Learning in Higher Education (UK), Writing on the Edge (USA), Reflections on English Language Teaching (Singapore), CALL-EJ (Australia), and The Language Teacher (Japan) – he is passionate about researching the crossroads of technology, language, learning and identity. The recipient of numerous research and educational grants/fellowships including a Best of JALT (Japan, 2006) award and international grants/honoraria from universities in Canada, Japan, Finland, Denmark and Belgium (Erasmus), Dr. Harrison is also a well-known journalist (literature and fragrance) whose work has appeared/been mentioned in The Washington Blade, Forbes.com, MensJournal.com, MensFitness.com and NYTimes.com among others. In addition to his self-created website, ThePerfumeCritic.com, he has also contributed to Fragrantica.com, NowSmellThis, Basenotes, and Anna magazine (Finland).
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