The Intersectionality of Language Teacher Identity: Exploring the Complex Interplay between Language Teacher Identity, Gender, Ethnicity, and Professional Background

Fakhereh Safatian


This paper delves into the intersectionality of language teacher identity, examining the intricate interplay between language teacher identity and other social identities, including gender, race, ethnicity, and sexuality. Drawing on critical theories of identity and intersectionality, the study explores how these intersecting identities shape language teachers' beliefs, practices, and experiences in the language classroom. Through a comprehensive literature review and analysis of qualitative data, the paper highlights the nuanced ways in which language teachers navigate their multiple identities and sheds light on the implications for professional development and inclusive language pedagogy.

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Journal of Studies in Education ISSN 2162-6952


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