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Kyoko Murakami

Lecturer in Education, University of Westminster, London; Honorary Research Fellow, University of Bath

I am interested in examining language use and social relations configured and reconfigured in social and cultural practices. As my theoretical and methodological orientations, I draw on the social constructionist paradigm including Discourse Analysis, Discursive Psychology and Cultural Psychology (and open to other approaches).

My current research ranges from examining turntaking in group work in HE, to exploring dialogic space in and outside schools and archiving as social remembering. As my long standing interest in social remembering and reconciliation, I am part of the AHRC network of Silence, Memory and Empathy with cultural studies scholars and museum and heritage professionals.

Since 1998 I have been researching on international reconciliation practices such as war grave pilgrimages by British veterans, family reminiscence as memory practice, materiality of memory and intergenerational succession of memories of catastrophes and disasters in Japan. I am an editorial board member for Culture & Psychology and a review editor for Dialogic Pedagogy and Frontier in Psychology.


  • 2019–present
    Associate Lecturer in Social Psychology, Open University
  • 2019–present
    Honorary Research Fellow / Teaching Fellow, University of Bath
  • 2014–2019
    Associate Professor in Psychology, University of Copenhagen


  • 2002 
    Loughborough University, PhD in Psychology