My name is Curtis Green-Eneix, and I am a critical applied linguist, language teacher educator, and teacher. I am currently a doctoral student in the Second Language Studies program at Michigan State University where I have received the Academic Achievement Graduate Assistantship (AAGA) which allows to me to, at the moment, focus on my classes and my own research.
My primary research interest is revolving around the social, pedagogical and political context that surround language learning and teacher, and development. Some of my current projects include examining how language teachers display and position themselves and their students within their online classrooms, examining English medium polices within transnational higher education, and how teachers utilize translanguaging practices within their teaching context. I am also interested in other areas such as the role identity and ideology inform second language acquisition (SLA), poststructural SLA approaches and interactional sociolinguistics, critical discourse analysis within classroom environments, and culturally relevant pedagogy concerning immigrant and refugee ESL learners.
Before coming to MSU, I received my MATESOL degree at the University of Arizona where I was both an academic writing instructor for both U.S. and international students and a research assistant for Dr. Hayriye Kayi-Aydar. I assisted Dr. Kayi-Aydar in investigating how teachers from different ethnic and racial background construct professional identities as well as how they position themselves in relation to others within various contexts. I also had volunteer experience as an assistant teacher at both the Borah Bridge and Project Shine programs for about two years at Boise, Idaho. Outside of my studies and copious amount of work, I advent runner and hiker when the weather is nice. I also try to find some escape through reading a good book, watching some Netflix, or playing some video games, currently it is League of Legends.
Language teaching and being a researcher allows me to participate with a community of passionate, caring, and inspiring individuals. To see what I have accomplished thus far, feel free to examine my Curriculum Vitae. I am always welcome to collaborating and building upon prior ideas. Therefore, please feel free to contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are interested in any of my work, or think that I may be interested in yours. I also try to make my papers and presentations available through this site.