Alumni News (2020)

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SLA Alumni News from the 2019-20 Academic Year

A full list of SLA alumni can be found here.

Bicho Azevedo, Assistant Professor, University of San Diego, launched the Spanish Language Writing Center at University of San Diego.

Michele Back received tenure and was promoted to Associate Professor at University of Connecticut. Recent publications include:

Back, M., Han, M. & Weng, S.-C. A. (2020). Emotional scaffolding of emergent bilinguals through translanguaging strategies: Case stories. Language and Education. https://doi.org/10.1080/09500782.2020.1744638.

Back, M. (2020). “It is a village:” Translanguaging pedagogies and collective responsibility in a rural K-8 school district. TESOL Quarterly.  https://doi.org/10.1002/tesq.562

Back, M. (2020). Interlocutor differences and the role of social others in a Spanish peer tutoring context. In L. Gurzynski-Weiss, (Ed.) Interlocutor individual differences in language learning: Theoretical and empirical approaches (100-123). John Benjamins. https://doi.org/10.1075/lllt.53.05bac

Back, M. & Wagner, M. (2020). Languages for all: World languages for meaning-making and intercultural citizenship. In B. Dupuy & K. Michelson (Eds.), Pathways to Paradigm Change: Critical Examinations of Prevailing Discourses and Ideologies in Second Language Education (pp. 176­­­–198). American Association of University Supervisors, Coordinators, and Directors of Language Programs (AAUSC).

Carolina Bernales, Associate Professor, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Valparaiso, Chile, co-edited Cognitive Insights into Discourse Markers and Second Language Acquisition a Peter Lang publication.

Amy Clay, Teaching Assistant Professor and Director of French Basic Language at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, won a grant to support the integration of virtual experiences in French language courses.

Peter De Costa, Associate Professor, Michigan State University, published prolifically during the 2019-20 academic year, (co-)writing numerous articles in referred journals and book chapters, including the following:

De Costa, P.I., Park, J.S., & Wee, L. (2019). Linguistic entrepreneurship as affective regime: organizations, audit culture, and second/foreign language education policy. Language Policy18(3), 387-406.

De Costa, P.I., Li, W., Lee, J., & Rawal, H. (2020). Ethics in applied linguistics research. In J. McKinley & H. Rose (Eds.), The Routledge handbook of research in applied linguistics (pp. 122-130). New York: Routledge.

De Costa, P.I., Li, W. & Rawal, H. (2020). Should I stay or leave?: Exploring L2 teachers’ profession an emotionally-inflected framework. In C. Gkonou, J.-M. Dewaele, & J. King (Eds.). Language teaching: An emotional rollercoaster (pp. 211-227). Bristol: Multilingual Matters.

Isabelle Drewelow, Associate Professor, University of Alabama,  published the following:

Drewelow, I., Koronkiewicz, B., & Range, R. (2019). “Rethinking and Shifting Discourses and Practices of ‘Testing’ – From Accuracy to Engagement With Situated Contexts,” Pathways to Paradigm Change: Critical Examinations of Prevailing Discourses and Ideologies in Second Language Education, ed. B. Dupuy & K. Michelson, (pp. 45-74). Boston, MA: Cengage.

Isil Erduyan, Assistant Professor, Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, turned her dissertation into a book, Multilingual Construction of Identity: German-Turkish Adolescents at School, published by ibidem Press. The following publications are in press:

Erduyan, I. (in press). The scale of modernity in the heritage language classroom. Journal of Language, Identity, and Education.

Erduyan, I. (in press). Contemporary urban Turkey-Turkish in the German-Turkish classroom. In F. Bayram (ed.), Studies in Turkish as a Heritage Language (pp.267-285. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Erduyan, I. (in press). The scalar diversity in the Turkish Heritage Language classroom. Linguistic Minorities in Europe.

Erduyan, I. (in press). Multilingual subjectivity in linguistic ethnographic fieldwork. Türkisch-Deutsche Studien: Jahrbuch 2020.

Paula Garrett-Rucks, Associate Professor and World Languages Education Coordinator, Georgia State University,  became an editor of SCOLT Dimension, the journal for the Southern Conference on Language Teaching, which recently published a special issue: Focus on Heritage Language Learners.

Colleen Hamilton took a position as Assistant Professor of ESL/Bilingual Education at National Louis University and published the following with SLA faculty member Mariana Pacheco:

Hamilton, C., & Pacheco, M. (2019). Bilingual youth and networks of support: Designing a formula for success on the path to college. In M. Pacheco, P. Z. Morales, and C. Hamilton (Eds.), Transforming Schooling for Second Language Learners: Policies, Pedagogies, and Practices (pp. 199-216). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.

Shenika Harris, Associate Professor, Spanish, Lindenwood University, serves as part of the editorial board of Reading in a Foreign Language and published the following with current SLA student Tim Cavnar:

Harris, S., Cavnar, T., & Dolosic, H. (2019). Readings on L2 Reading: Publications in other venues 2018-2019. Reading in a Foreign Language, 30(2), 315–351.

Atsushi Hasegawa, Assistant Professor, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa, published the following with fellow SLA alumna Chiharu Shima:

Hasegawa, A. & Shima, C. (2020). Differential social experiences of international students in a residential hall in Japan. Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad.

Akira Kondo took a position as Conversational AI Specialist at Discover Financial Services in Chicago, IL and published the following:

Kim, A.A., Chapman, M., Kondo, A., & Wilmes, C. (2019). Examining the assessment literacy required for interpreting score reports: A focus on educators of K–12 English learners. Language Testing, 37(1), 54-75.

Jina Lee, Professor and Chair of the Department of English Education, Sangmyung University, South Korea, is the vice president of The Applied Linguistics Association of Korea and the vice president of The English Linguistics Society of Korea.

Nelly Martin-Anatias, Research Fellow, Auckland University of Technology, published the following:

Martin-Anatias, N. (2020). English at the periphery: Evidence from Indonesian popular novels, Text and Talk. https://doi.org/10.1515/text-2020-2070

Chiharu Shima received tenure and was promoted to Associate Professor at Akita International University in Japan. She also published the following with SLA faculty member Junko Mori:

Mori, J. & Shima, C. (2020). Person reference and recognition in shift handovers: An analysis of interactions between Japanese and international care workers, Multilingua. https://doi.org/10.1515/multi-2019-0091

Sandra Terra, Assistant Professor, Linfield University, was elected president of the Confederation in Oregon for Language Teaching.

Robin Worth, Researcher, Wisconsin Evaluation Collaborative, UW-Madison, continues as the Principal Investigator for the statewide longitudinal evaluation of the WI Department of Public Instruction’s Academic and Career Planning initiative and won a contract for a sixth year of evaluation.