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Marianna Patrick

My research

Identity | Mobility | Migration | Place | Storytelling

My research looks at the international mobility experiences of individuals who migrated multiple times - serial migrants. It explores how serial migrants discursively construct place and mobility in everyday life stories and how this relates to their identity construction. My interest in the topic stems from my own experiences of multiple migrations – living, working, and studying in different countries throughout my life.

My thesis is supervised by Dr Stephanie Schnurr and Dr Steve Mann.


I have been a Senior Graduate Teaching Assistant at the Department of Applied Linguistics since 2021. I teach seminars on the MSc in Intercultural Communication for Business and the Professions. Teaching includes:

  • ET914 Globalisation and Diversity in the Workplace
  • ET9A7 Public Relations Across Cultures
  • ET9D7 Research Methods
  • ET910 Exploring Professional Communication

I also supervise MSc dissertations. Previous students have focused on identity construction, gender, social media, advertisement, film and TV, and cross-cultural adaptation; employed multimodal and discourse analysis, thematic and content analysis; as well as conducted interviews.


Other teaching I do at the University of Warwick includes:



Kakalic Y., Patrick M., Schnurr S. (in press) Exploring the gendering of professional mobility from the perspective of a non-elite migrant. In: Srivastava A., Maheshwari, D., Krishnan, C. (eds.) Subverting Social Inequalities: Gender as a Social Reality. CRC Press-Taylor and Francis Group.


Conference Presentations




Other activities

  • Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Research Assistant, Department of Applied Linguistics Athena Swan Self-Assessment Team (SAT) (2022-2023)
  • Research Assistant, Department of Applied Linguistics, Young L2 learners and games conference

About me

I am a Graduate Teaching Assistant and research student at the Department of Applied Linguistics. I hold an MA in Global Communication from the Chinese University of Hong Kong (2013) and a BA (Hons) in Politics and International Studies from Warwick University (2012). Before joining the department, I spent close to a decade working on research, executive education, consulting, and international engagement projects in the non-profit and education sectors.



MA Global Communication

Chinese University of Hong Kong (2013)


BA Politics and International Studies

University of Warwick (2012)