Writing / research

Research interests

Adult education, applied linguistics, bilingual education, border identities, classroom-based social research, cross-cultural communication, ethnographic methods, language-based discrimination, learner anxiety, minority languages, refugee concerns, second-language acquisition, sociolinguistics


Published in 2008 by University of Nebraska Press, The Global Game: Writers on Soccer includes more than fifty contributions – most in translation – about the world’s most popular sport.


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 undocumented migration 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