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I am currently in my second year in the MATESOL program at the University of Arizona where I am a research assistant for Dr. Hayriye Kayi-Aydar. I assist 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. Before becoming a research assistant, I taught English composition at the University of Arizona. Moreover, I was an assistant teacher within both the Borah Bridge and Project Shine program at Boise, Idaho. Starting August 2018, I will be a doctoral student in the Second Language Studies program at Michigan State University.
My primary research interests revolve around 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.
If you want to more about me, feel free to download my current Curriculum Vita as well as explore this portfolio! If you have questions and comments please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.