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


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 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