Dr. Adnan Ajšić | American University of Sharjah


College / Department

Teaching areas

Corpus linguistics; (critical) discourse analysis; sociolinguistics; global Englishes/English as a global lingua franca; L1/L2 writing, reading, and public speaking; English for academic and specific purposes; English grammar; history of English

Research areas

Corpus linguistics; (critical) discourse analysis; language ideologies; language policy; sociolinguistics; sociocultural aspects of second language acquisition


PhD, Applied Linguistics, Northern Arizona University, United States, 2015
Master, English And American Studies, University of Graz (Karl-Franzens Universität), Austria, 2013
Master, Pan African Studies, Syracuse University, United States, 2009

Professional experience

Associate Professor, English, American University of Sharjah, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, 2022 - Present
Assistant Professor, English, American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, 2016 - Present
Assistant Professor, English Language And Literature, International Burch University, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2016 - 2016
Graduate Teaching Assistant, English Language And Literature, Northern Arizona University, Arizona, United States, 2010 - 2015
Graduate Teaching Assistant, African American Studies, Syracuse University, New York, United States, 2007 - 2009
Graduate Assistant/africa Initiative, Secretary, Department Of African American Studies, Syracuse University, New York, United States, 2007 - 2008
Language Assistant, Office Of The Prosecutor, International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), Netherlands, 2000 - 2004
Linguist, BDM/TRW, 1996 - 2000


American Association for Applied Linguistics, AAAL, International, Founded in 1977, the American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL) is a professional organization of scholars who are interested in and actively contribute to the multi-disciplinary field of applied linguistics. AAAL members promote principled approaches to language-related concerns, including language education, acquisition and loss, bilingualism, discourse analysis, literacy, rhetoric and stylistics, language for special purposes, psycholinguistics, second and foreign language pedagogy, language assessment, and ...
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Arabia, TESOL Arabia, Regional, TESOL Arabia 2020 strives to expand its influence as a professional organization that is widely recognized for helping ELT educators define, support, and engage in highly effective professional development opportunities. For over 25 years now, TESOL Arabia has had the privilege of supporting English language professionals and educators by means of its annual International Conference, its local and regional events, grants, scholarships and publications. In-keeping with this long tradition, and as we look ...
Applied Linguistics Association of Australia, ALAA, National, National association for applied linguistics in Australia., 2014 - 2015
Association Internationale de Linguistique Appliquée / International Association of Applied Linguistics, AILA, International, AILA is the acronym for Association Internationale de Linguistique Appliquée or International Association of Applied Linguistics. AILA (originally founded in 1964 in France) is an international federation of national and regional associations of Applied Linguistics. AILA has a membership of more than 8.000 individuals worldwide who as researchers, policy makers or practitioners are active in the field of Applied Linguistics., 2014 - 2015
International Linguistic Association, ILA, International, In 1943, a group of linguists at colleges and universities in the New York area, including many members of the École Libre des Hautes Études in exile, came together to form the Linguistic Circle of New York. In 1969, in recognition of the expanded character of its membership, the society's name was changed to the International Linguistic Association (ILA). Since that period, the ILA has emerged with a solid membership throughout the United States as well as various countries in Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas., 2013 - 2014
TESOL International Association, TESOL, International, TESOL is an international association of professionals advancing the quality of English language teaching through professional development, research, standards, and advocacy., 2013 - 2014
American Association for Corpus Linguistics, AACL, National, National association for corpus linguistics in the United States., 2012 - 2014
Arizona Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, AZ TESOL, State, State TESOL association in Arizona., 2011 - 2012
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