Jonathan J. Felix

SCD Jonathan Felix
School: School of Communication & Design
Department: Professional Communication
Position: Associate Lecturer
Location: RMIT Saigon South
Phone: (+84) 28 3776 1300 ● (+84) 08 6530 2365

Transdisciplinary academic at the intersection of Sociology, Media, Design, and Cultural Studies, with active research interests in Higher Education, Digital Cultures, and Alternative Media. Currently develops and coordinates the delivery of multiliteracies for courses across a range of disciplines.

Select qualifications:

  • PhD, Education (Candidate); 
  • MSc, Sociology (ABD); 
  • AFHEA;
  • MA, Cultural Studies; 
  • BA, Media and Communications; 
  • HND, Media; 
  • Dip, Marketing; 
  • Cert, Computer Art; 
  • Cert, Administration;
  • Cert, Management.
  • Media and Communication Theory; 
  • Communication Design; 
  • Academic Writing; 
  • Cultural Studies; 
  • Textual Research Methods.
  • Higher Education; 
  • Digital Cultures; 
  • Alternative Media.

Select publications

  • Felix, Jonathan J. “Global Citizenship Education in the Global South - A Caribbean Case Study in Policy and Practice Failure.” Global Citizenship Education in the Global South: Educators' Perceptions and Practices, edited by Emiliano Bosio and Yusef Waghid, Brill, 2022. Forthcoming.
  • Neimann, Theresa D., Jonathan J. Felix and Elena Shliakhovchuk, editors. Policy and Practice Challenges for Equality in Education, IGI Global, 2021. DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-7379-2
  • Felix, Jonathan J. “Who are the humans in human capital development? Vietnam, Higher Education, and the Post-COVID World.” The 12th International Convention of Asia Scholars (ICAS 12), Kyoto Seika University (SEIKA), 24-27 August 2021, Kyoto, Japan. Conference Presentation (Documentary film). ●
  • Felix, Jonathan J. “The Digital Culture of The Academy and the Limits of Technology.” Communication and Technology Congress – CTC 2021, İstanbul Aydın Üniversitesi, 12-14 April 2021, İstanbul, Turkey. Conference Presentation. ● DOI: 10.17932/CTC.2021/ctc21.007 ● ISBN 978-625-7783-23-1
  • Felix, Jonathan J. “Exploring the Relationship Between Higher Education and Inequality in Vietnam: Socio-Cultural Foundations and Future Directions.” The Russian Journal of Vietnamese Studies, Series 2, No. 2, 2021. ISSN 2618-9453. ● DOI: 10.24412/2618-9453-2021-2-68-87
  • Felix, Jonathan J. “Higher education in times of instability and disruption: Rethinking notions of values, value creation and instructional practices in Vietnam and beyond.” Frontiers in Communication, 6:647471, 2021. ISSN 2297-900X. ● DOI: 10.3389/fcomm.2021.64747
  • Felix, Jonathan J. “Culture Jamming in the Caribbean: A case of Alternative Media through Double Alternativity in Trinidad and Tobago.” Archipelagos Journal, 5, Columbia University, 2020. ISSN 2689-842X. ● DOI:
  • Jain, Varsha, Jayant Shah, Azmat Rasul, Jonathan J. Felix, and Harwindar Singh. “New Normal: Consumers and Business Resilience in an Era of Pandemic.” International Research Seminar 2020: Business Resilience in the Post Covid-19 World: Role of Integrated Management, Globsyn Business School, 11-12 December 2020, Kolkata, India. Conference Panel.
  • Đăng, Tin Tân, Garold Murray, Lê Hà Tố Quyên, Jonathan J. Felix and Hafizoah Kassim. “Reflections and Reviews: Autonomy and motivation for language learning in the interconnected world.” Independence, 80, Learner Autonomy Special Interest Group, 2020. ISSN 2412-6640.
  • Felix, Jonathan J. “Modernity and Reflexivity in Vietnamese Higher Education: Situating the Role of the Ideological, Capacity Building, Learning Organisation and Policy Reform.” Higher Education in Market-Oriented Socialist Vietnam: New Players, Discourses and Practices, edited by Le Ha Phan and Ba Ngoc Doan, Palgrave Macmillan, 2020. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-46912-2_6.
  • Felix, Jonathan J. “Challenges in English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Teaching and Learning Research: Why Engagement with Theory Is Needed to Avoid Disciplinary Stagnation.” Stagnancy Issues and Change Initiatives for Global Education in the Digital Age, edited by Theresa D. Neimann, Jonathan J. Felix, Stacy Reeves and Elena Shliakhovchuk, IGI Global, 2020. DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-4993-3.ch006.
  • Neimann, Theresa D., Jonathan J. Felix, Stacy Reeves and Elena Shliakhovchuk, editors. Stagnancy Issues and Change Initiatives for Global Education in the Digital Age, IGI Global, 2020. DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-4993-3.
  • Anderson, Warren, Kendell Vincent, Jensen Samaroo, and Jonathan J. Felix. “Digital Transformation and Youth.” Accelerating Digital Transformation: Internet Governance Matters!, 16th Caribbean Internet Governance Forum, Caribbean Telecommunications Union, 26-28 August 2020, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. Conference Panel. ●
  • Felix, Jonathan J. “The double-edged sword: language as an imperial threat and resistance opportunity in international higher education.” Hội thảo quốc tế “Quốc tế hóa Giáo dục Đại học phi Anh ngữ? (Internationalisation of Higher Education Beyond English?), International and Comparative Education Research Group (ICERG), University of Brunei Darussalam; Hạ Long University; Interdisciplinary Centre for the Study of Literature in Aix-Marseille (CIELAM) Aix-Marseille University; and International Francophone Institute (IFI), Vietnam National University, 8-15 November 2019, Hà Nội and Hạ Long, Việt Nam. Conference Presentation. ●
  • Felix, Jonathan J. “Addressing the active audience: The performative space between teaching and learning practice in higher education.” VietTESOL International Convention 2019, University of Foreign Languages, Huế University, 11-12 October 2019, Huế, Việt Nam. Conference Presentation. ●
  • Felix, Jonathan J. “Autonomy and Motivation in Higher Education: Rethinking the Culture of Teaching and Learning.” Challenges and Opportunities in Global Approaches to Education, edited by Theresa D. Neimann and Uta Stelson, IGI Global, 2019. DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-9775-9.ch009.
  • Felix, Jonathan J. “Missions and Marginalisation: The Case of Higher Education Providers and the Humanities and in Trinidad and Tobago.” Challenges and Opportunities in Global Approaches to Education, edited by Theresa D. Neimann and Uta Stelson, IGI Global, 2019. DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-9775-9.ch013.
  • Felix, Jonathan J. “Doomed by Hope - Rethinking the Logic of Digital Technology Use in Higher Education.” 2nd Annual Symposium 2019 on Teaching and Learning Technologies in Education, University of Trinidad and Tobago, 27-28 May 2019, Port of Spain, Trinidad. Conference Presentation (Documentary film). ●
  • Felix, Jonathan J. “Agency as Culture: Learner Autonomy and Motivation as Ordinary.” Proceedings of The International Conference on Language Teaching and Learning Today 2019: Autonomy and Motivation for Language Learning in The Interconnected World, Hồ Chí Minh City University of Technology and Education, 25-27 April 2019, Hồ Chí Minh City, Việt Nam. Conference Presentation. ISBN 978-604-73-6849-5 
  • Archer, Agyei, Melanie Archer, Ayrïd Chandler and Jonathan Felix. DO Book 1: How to Get Paid. Port of Spain, Design Objective, 2019. Print. ISBN 978-976-8255-89-1.
  • Felix, Jonathan J. “Digital Double - Alternative Media and Counter-Narratives in the work of Warren Le Platte.” Digital Temporalities, The Caribbean Digital V Conference, University of the West Indies, 6-7 December 2018, St Augustine, Trinidad. Conference Presentation (Documentary film). ●
  • Felix, Jonathan J. Tenny Trini Gets a Computer. Author, 2010. Print. ISBN: 978-976-8226-27-3.
Charles, Alicia, and Jonathan J. Felix. Digital media skills training with Social Justice Foundation (2018), Inter-American Development Bank and Trinidad and Tobago Ministry of Planning and Development, $54K USD Grant ●

Supervisor, Impact: 2020 Online School Showcase, School of Communication and Design

COMM2692: Making Media (Explor)

Nguyễn Lê Duy, Quách Tấn An, Mai Ngọc Khánh Vy, and Hoàng Ngọc Nữ


GRAP2754: Design and Computing 1 (Pattern/Composite Layout)

Hà Xuân Uyên and Nguyễn Minh Duy

Project Supervisor and Curation Lead, Unit 5: Project Design, Implementation, and Evaluation (London College for Design and Fashion Hanoi) 2017 Cohort ●


Dissertation Supervisor, THD300: Design Research Project (University of Sunderland) 2015 Cohort.

Project Supervisor, PUBL1003: Alternative Publishing (University of Greenwich) 2014 Cohort Media Exhibition ●

International and Comparative Education Research Group, Universiti Brunei Darussalam

Higher Education Academy

  • Associate Fellowship

Ministry of Community Development, Culture, and the Arts of Trinidad and Tobago

  • Mentoring by the Masters - Enterprise of the Arts Fellowship

College of Science Technology and Applied Arts of Trinidad and Tobago

  • Quality Assurance Award (Marketing Department), 2011

  • Employee of the Quarter (July – September), 2010

Jonathan J. Felix is a transdisciplinary academic at the intersection of Higher Education, Sociology, Design, Media, and Cultural Studies. Jonathan is a Visiting Fellow of the International and Comparative Education Research Group with the Universiti Brunei Darussalam (ICE-UBD) and an Associate Fellow with the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA). He is currently a PhD candidate in Education and a lecturer in Media, Communication, and Cultural Studies at RMIT University teaching across several disciplines. With over 17 years of collective experience in the creative industries and higher education, his work is influenced by post-structuralist and continental philosophical traditions.

His work over the years has allowed him to engage and collaborate with students, academics, industry experts, and institutions such as the International Communication Association (ICA), and the Media, Communications & Cultural Studies Association (MeCCSA), the Caribbean Fashion and Arts Feature Festival (CFAFF), the Accreditation Council of Trinidad and Tobago (ACTT), Design Objective (DO), the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the University of Sunderland, the London College for Design and Fashion, Pearson Education, VietTESOL, Hồ Chí Minh City University of Technology and Education (HCMUTE), Common Ground Research Networks, IGI Global, Globsyn Business School, the Computer Assisted Language Learning-Electronic Journal (CALL-EJ), İstanbul Aydın Üniversitesi, and the Design Research Society (DRS).

Select appointments include:

  • Programme Leader (Design), London College for Design and Fashion Hanoi
  • Associate Course Leader - BA (Hons) Graphic Design, Faculty of Arts and Creative Industries, University of Sunderland
  • Senior Academic Programme Leader/Lecturer, Centre for Media, Communication and Design, SBCS Global Learning Institute
  • Marketing and Public Relations Officer, Division of Institutional Advancement, College of Science Technology and Applied Arts of Trinidad and Tobago