Emotional Geographies Experienced by an Indonesian Doctoral Student Pursuing her PhD in New Zealand during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Authors

  • Johanes Leonardi Taloko
  • Martin Surya Putra
  • Yenny Hartanto

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.32674/jis.v10iS3.3203

Keywords:

COVID-19 pandemic, emotional geography, international student

Abstract

This narrative study explores the emotional experience of a female Indonesian pursuing her PhD in New Zealand when the COVID-19 pandemic hit this country. Garnered from the results of several virtual interviews with the participant, the data were analysed with the Hargreaves‟s emotional geography framework (2001) focusing on five different emotional dimensions: physical, sociocultural, moral, professional, and political. The findings showed that during the COVID-19 pandemic impacted PhD study, the participant experienced different emotions shaped by physical, sociocultural, moral, professional, and political factors while negotiating and coping with such emotions.

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Author Biographies

Johanes Leonardi Taloko

Johanes Leonardi Taloko is a doctoral student at Universitas Negeri Malang (State University of Malang), and has been teaching English at Widya Mandala Catholic University Surabaya, Indonesia. His research interests lie in English language teaching (ELT) and computer-assisted language learning (CALL). Email: jlltaloko@ukwms.ac.id

Martin Surya Putra

Martin Surya Putra (corresponding author) is a doctoral student at Universitas Negeri Malang (State University of Malang) and teaches English at Politeknik Negeri Samarinda, Indonesia. His reseach areas include English language teaching (ELT) and applied linguistics. Email: mrtputra11@gmail.com 

Yenny Hartanto

Yenny Hartanto teaches English, Mandarin, and Indonesian for foreigners  at Politeknik Ubaya and Ubaya Language Center, University of Surabaya for 15 years. Her research interests include pragmatics, semantics, and intercultural communication. Email: yennyhart2020@gmail.com

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2020-11-05

How to Cite

Taloko, J. L., Putra, M. S., & Hartanto, Y. (2020). Emotional Geographies Experienced by an Indonesian Doctoral Student Pursuing her PhD in New Zealand during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Journal of International Students, 10(S3), 126–141. https://doi.org/10.32674/jis.v10iS3.3203