A book review on Narratives of Qualitative PhD Research: Identities, Languages and Cultures in Transition, edited by Laura Gurney, Yi Wang, and Roger Barnard, published in 2022. I provide a quick synopsis of the book's content and an outline of each chapter. I also go into the structure, organization, strengths, and weaknesses of the book. This review concludes with the evaluation that Narratives of Qualitative PhD Research is an excellent resource and practical guide for prospective and existing PhD candidates, PhD supervisors, academic language and learning advisors who deal with PhD applicants, academics in the field of doctoral education, and university officials in pertinent leadership posts.


cultures, identities, languages, PhD research, qualitative research

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Frida Akmalia is a PhD candidate of Language Education at Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta based in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Correspondence regarding this article can be addressed directly to: Frida Akmalia, fridaakmalia4@gmail.com.


The author acknowledge the Indonesian Researchers for Language Learning and Teaching (iRecall) for the support in the publication.

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