College / Department

Teaching areas

English, Applied Linguistics

Research areas

Corpus linguistics, (critical) discourse analysis, language ideologies, language policy, English as a global lingua franca, 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(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)


Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Arabia (TESOL Arabia), 2016 - present
American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL), 2013 - present

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