BASIL CAHUSAC DE CAUX
Sincere. Approachable. Inquisitive.
Basil Cahusac de Caux is an academic known for his innovative teaching and research. His research expertise is in the sociology of language, sociology of higher education, and language policy. Basil's most recent work will feature in Contemporary Sociology. He is the lead editor of Research and Teaching in a Pandemic World and co-editor of Wellbeing in Doctoral Education. He currently works as Assistant Professor of Sociology at a university in Kuwait.
Learning and discovery have always been at the heart of Basil's teaching philosophy.
As an enthusiastic and inspirational educator, he sees no better purpose in life than to convey his love of learning to students and colleagues alike. Basil is known for his thought-provoking courses and scholarly work, as well as his ability to convey complex concepts in simple terms. He is also a skilled Japanese-to-English translator who is recognised for his work on archival, academic, and sports-related projects.
Basil Cahusac de Caux's research has been published in numerous leading journals and periodicals. He is a reputable voice in his field. Basil has had the privilege of collaborating with influential academics from around the world. His work has been presented at academic conferences at the University of Oxford, Australian National University, and University of Bologna.
SOCIAL INSTITUTIONS AND POWER IN ASIA
Autumn 2016 - Winter 2018
This course delves into case studies of the social and political structures of Asian nations and communities. It motivates students to analyse individual and group experiences in various parts of the region. Students trace issues such as language policy, educational meritocracy, and regulatory capture across time and space, in ways that allows them to grasp the changing yet pervasive role that social institutions and power play in shaping life in Asia.
WATANABE KANJURO REPORTS
Translated numerous sections of a previously untranslated government report of one of the first Japanese missions to Australia during the Meiji Era. The report details the commercial and sociopolitical climate of Australia's territories during the mid-to-late-19th century and provides a fascinating glimpse of nascent views of Australia held by Japanese officials.
FIFA WORLD CUP
Headed a team of multilingual translators who produced content for the 2014 Brazil FIFA World Cup from Rio de Janiero. This six-week assignment included localisation of social media content, interviewing tourists and locals, and working simultaneously in four different languages to create and disseminate rich content for football fans across the globe.