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I attained my Bachelor (2015) and Master of Research (2017) degrees in Psychology at the University of Manchester. In 2018, I started my PhD at the University of Edinburgh, under the supervision of Dr Sue Widdicombe and Dr Eric Laurier. My PhD research sets out to learn how people report racism, using discursive psychology and conversation analysis.
BSc (Hons) Psychology, University of Manchester, 2011-2015
MRes Psychology, University of Manchester, 2016-2017
Responsibilities & affiliations
I have been an instructor for the qualitative part of the undergraduate course, Research Methods & Statistics 3, for the academic terms 2018-2019 and 2019-2020.
My PhD research looks into the way in which people describe and account for their or others' racial encounters. I adopt discursive psychology, conversation analysis and membership categorisation analysis to guide my data collection and analysis.
I collect and examine naturalistic materials (e.g. broadcast interviews and online forum discussions), where researchers are not involved in the production of the interactions.
Xie, Y. (2020, October). 'Reporting Racism’. Presentation on Graduate Women Scotland Research Presentation Day, Online.
Xie, Y. (2019, March). 'Reporting racism: A modest proposal’. Presentation at Brown Bag Lunch Seminars, University of Edinburgh.
Xie, Y. (2018, November). 'Reporting racism: A modest proposal’. Presentation at EMCA Doctoral Network Event, King’s College London.
Xie, Y. (2020, June). Report Racism. Presentation at European Conference on Conversation Analysis, Online. (Best Presentation Award).
Xie, Y. & Widdicombe, S. (2019, August). Report Racism. Presentation at BPS Social Psychology Section Annual Conference 2019, York.
Xie, Y., & Kok, B. (2020). 'Discursive psychology: an overview'. KWALON, 25(2), 27-35. www.tijdschriftkwalon.nl/inhoud/tijdschrift_artikel/KW-25-2-4/Discursive-psychology-an-overview
Xie, Y., Yaqoob, A., Mansell, W., & Tai, S. (2019). 'A Qualitative Investigation of Stress Related to Studying Architecture at Degree Level in the UK'. Arts and Humanities in Higher Education, 1-18. https://doi.org/10.1177/1474022219871001
Widdicombe, S., & Xie, Y. (2020). Authentic identity as an achievement: a view from discursive psychology. In J. P. Williams & K. C. Schwarz (Eds.), Studies on the Social Construction of Identity and Authenticity (pp. 107-123). Routledge.
Xie, Y. (2019, May). 'Event Review: Ethnomethodology and Conversation Analysis Doctoral Network Event, King’s College London, 1-2 November 2018'. Qualitative Methods in Psychology Bulletin, 27, 51-53. ISSN: 2044-0820.
Xie, Y. (2018, December). 'Book Review: A Transdiagnostic Approach to CBT using Method of Levels Therapy By Warren Mansell, Timothy A. Carey, and Sara J. Tai'. PSYPAG Quarterly, 109, 50-51. ISSN: 1746-6016. http://www.psypag.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Quarterly-December-2018.pdf