Multicultural Identity; Interculturality; Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Reality in Language Education; Individual Differences; Ethnographic Research
Babak Barghchi, MA, is a PhD Presidential Fellow. He hopes to research identity development in light of language learning and culture. He is interested in the characteristic hybridity of identity in the case of bicultural bilinguals and the process through which such individuals develop their sense of self. He finds the fluid and fragmented nature of identity intriguing. He has a BA in English literature and an MA in TESOL (teaching English to speakers of other languages). His professional background includes such positions as teacher of English as a foreign language, teacher trainer, director of studies, IELTS examiner and material developer. Babak has a passion for Jungian psychology, particularly dream symbolism. He also enjoys reading fiction, drawing and discussing movies.