Emi Otsuji is Co-ordinator, Internationalisation for the School of International Studies. She also coordinates the Japan major within the International Studies degree. She completed a Masters in Applied Linguistics at Macquarie University in Sydney and obtained a Ph.D from University of Technology, Sydney. Her Ph.D thesis received the 2009 Michael Clyne prize for the best postgraduate research on ‘Immigrant bilingualism and language contact’ from the Australian Linguistics Society (ALS) and Applied Linguistics Association of Australia (ALAA).
Emi Otsuji is the co-author (with Prof. Alastair Pennycook) of the book, Metrolingualism: Language in the City, (2015), Routledge, and is the co-editor (with Dr. Ikuko Nakane and Dr. William Armour) of Languages and Identities in a Transitional Japan: From Internationalization to Globalization (2015), Routledge. She is the Japanese editor of Japan Journal of Multilingualism and Multiculturalism (JJMM) and has published a number of book chapters and articles in various journals including Applied Linguistics, Journal of Sociolinguistics, International Journal of Multilingualism and Multiculturalism, International Journal of Bilingual Education, and Linguistic Landscape.
Emi Otsuji is currently working on a Multilingual University repertoire project, which examines the ways by which people use multiple languages in and around university contexts. Her specific interest in this project is understanding how students draw on multilingual resources as part of the ways they study. She is also involved in a 'Language citizenship' book project with Prof. Hosokawa (Waseda University) and Dr. Marcellar Marriotti (from Ca' Foscari University of Venice).
Emi Otsuji is the representative delegate (Daigiin) of Asian and Oceania block for International Association of Japanese Language Education (Nihongo kyoiku gakkai)
Japanese Editor for Japan Journal of Multilingualism and Multiculturalism
Australian representative (with Dr. Ikuko Nakane) of Japanese Language Global Network
Editorial board member: SLCE: Studies of Language and Cultural Education (Gengobunka Kyouiku Kenkyu)
Can supervise: YES
Her research interests include:
1 language and globalization (metrolingualism and multilingualism);
2. performativity theory of language and identities;
3 critical pedagogy and language ideologies; and,
4 transcultural communication and linguistic citizenship in language teaching.
Emi Otsuji work (together with Prof. Alastair Pennycook) is well known for introducing the concept of metrolingualism or the phenomena which assumes the use of mixed language to be the norm, and links language practices more intimately to the urban areas.
Emi Otsuji teaches transcultural communication in Japanese, language and identities in Japanese, and Japanese language and culture subjects. She also supervise PhD students.