Writing / research

Research interests

Adult education, applied linguistics, bilingual education, border identities, classroom-based social research, conversation and discourse analysis, ethnographic methods, intercultural communication, language-based discrimination, refugee concerns


In Mensajes Desde Colombia: Messages from Colombia, I share messages from Presbyterian churches in the Urabá region and my own journals about being a peace accompanier. A bilingual text in English and Spanish.


Research presentations in linguistics, second-language acquisition, TESOL, and assorted topics


My master’s research at Northern Illinois University is in applied linguistics and specifically regards the intersection of second-language-learner status, willingness to communicate in English, and silence.

Writing samples

A range of writing projects completed since 2007, the majority composed while publishing The Global Game, a website of reporting on sociocultural and literary aspects of world football