Ph.D. 2013, Utrecht University
My teaching broadly focuses on two areas. The first is the relationship between language and society. My courses in Sociolinguistics, Language & Identity, and Language & Gender explore how language structure and variation are patterned with respect to various dimensions of social structure, including how language participates in the performance and construction of identity, social meaning-making, and indexicality. The second area is the intersection of language, learning, and culture. My courses in Bilingualism & Language Acquisition, Language Learning & Teaching, and Translation & Interpreting cover theories and empirical findings about language acquisition, cognitive aspects of multilingualism, translation theories and practices, and situate these topics across languages and cultures.
Check out my blog “Languaged Life” and read about the research carried out by my undergraduate students here.