- Ph.D (University of Southern California)
I am a socio/applied linguist interested primarily in the sociopolitical aspects of language learning and teaching, especially as they pertain to English, vernacular languages, globalization, language policies, teacher education, pedagogies, and literacy practices. I am also interested in the languaging of "bodies" and "disabilities" (especially Alzheimer's disease and chronic ailments) and in the narrating and constructing of a "self" both through speech and writing.
Blogsite on S. Asian language policies education: http://aawazilep.com/about/
- Second Language Acquisition and Development:
Sociopolitical aspects of English language learning and teaching; teacher education, pedagogies, and literacy practices
- Language and Society:
Sociopolitical aspects of language learning and teaching; language policy; the role of language in the construction of national identities