Narrating Academic identity of Higher Education Researchers in East Asia: Diverse Responses to the Impact of COVID-19

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Principal Investigator
Dr Tang Hay Hang Hayes
Research Fellow of APCLC,
The Education University of Hong Kong
Dr Kim Yangson
Hiroshima University
Dr Lee Soo Jeung
Sejong University
Dr CHAN, Roy Y.
Indiana University
Funding Source
RIHE Open-type research: Joint Usage and Collaborative Research, Research Institute for Higher Education, Hiroshima University
Project Duration
June 2020 to February 2021


The purpose of this study is to describe and understand the academic identity of higher education (HE) researchers in East Asia. Using the approach of narrative research, it will examine the way in which academic identity affects East Asian HE researchers in their response to the impact of COVID-19, and how the global pandemic affects the reworking of academic identity. Empirical analysis of this research will contribute to a better understanding of the role of academic identity in enhancing educational and research productivity at universities, including the field of higher education studies.