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
Master, English and American Studies, University of Graz (Karl-Franzens Universität), Austria
Master, Pan African Studies, Syracuse University, United States

Professional experience

Assistant Professor at American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates(2016 - Present)
Assistant Professor at International Burch University, Bosnia and Herzegovina(2016 - 2016)
Graduate Teaching Assistant at Northern Arizona University, United States(2010 - 2015)
Graduate Teaching Assistant at Syracuse University, United States(2007 - 2009)
Graduate Assistant/Africa Initiative, Secretary at Syracuse University, United States(2007 - 2008)
Language Assistant at International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), Netherlands(2000 - 2004)
Linguist at BDM/TRW(1996 - 2000)


American Association for Applied Linguistics, 2013 - 2020
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Arabia, 2016 - 2017
Applied Linguistics Association of Australia, 2014 - 2015
Association Internationale de Linguistique Appliquée / International Association of Applied Linguistics, 2014 - 2015
International Linguistic Association, 2013 - 2014
TESOL International Association, 2013 - 2014
American Association for Corpus Linguistics, 2012 - 2014
Arizona Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, 2011 - 2012
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