Alumni

 

.Jacques Arceneaux
Dissertation: Learning to Play, Playing to learn: Language Play in Beginning College French
Director: Sally Magnan
Current affiliation: Instructor of French, Foreign Languages Department, City College of San Francisco

Alice Astarita
Dissertation:  Social Class and Foreign Language Learning
Director: Richard Young
Current Affiliation: MiraCosta College

Clara (Bicho) Salto Weis Azevedo
Dissertation: Heritage speakers of Spanish learning to write in their heritage language
Director: Cathy Stafford
Current affiliation: Assistant Professor of Spanish, University of San Diego

Michele Back
Dissertation: “We Did the Wrong Dance”: Ecuadorian Musicians Negotiating Language and Identity in a Transnational Community
Director: Richard Young
Current affiliation: Assistant Professor, World Languages Education and Second Language Acquisition, Department of Curriculum & Instruction, University of Connecticut

Carolina Bailey
Dissertation: English Native Speakers’ L2 Acquisition of the Clitic Se
Directors: Catherine Stafford and Yafei Li
Current affiliation: Spanish Instructor, World Languages Department, Madison College

Carolina Bernales
Dissertation: ‘Willingness to Participate’ in the Foreign Language Classroom: A Quantitative and Qualitative Study
Director: Monika Chavez
Current affiliation: Associate Professor, Linguistics Department, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, Chile

Barbara Bird
Dissertation: No “Burning Desire” to Study Italian Literature: Motivation and Procedural Display in a Third-Year Italian Course
Director: Diana Frantzen
Current Affiliation: Instructor/Lead Faculty for Italian, College of Southern Nevada, Las Vegas

Sookyung Cho
Dissertation: A Sense of Writing: Literacy Among Bicultural Koreans in the United States
Director: Richard Young and Deborah Brandt
Current affiliation: Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, South Korea

Ya Ju (Alice) Chuang
Dissertation: “Can’t You be More Like Them?”: Imbalanced Cultural Representations of Learners’ Experiences and Identities in Locally-Grown English Textbooks
Director: François Tochon

Amy Clay
Dissertation: Constructing Metalinguistic Knowledge about Past Tense Form In L2 French
Director: Amy Clay
Affiliation: Instructor, Director of Basic Language for French, University of Illinois

Anne Dargent-Wallace
Dissertation: Teaching American Culture in France: Language Assistants’ Identity, Construction and Interculturality
Directors: Sally Magnan and Diana Frantzen
Current affiliation: Alliance Française, Minneapolis

Peter De Costa
Dissertation: The Power of Language Ideologies: Designer Immigrants Learning English in Singapore
Director: Jane Zuengler
Current affiliation: Associate Professor, MA TESOL and the Second Language Studies programs, Michigan State University

María del Carmen De Avila
Dissertation: Spanish Language Shift and the Linguistic Repertoires of Second-Generation Zacatecanos in Chicago
Director: Diana Frantzen

Isabelle Drewelow
Dissertation: The Influence of Instructed Learning on American College Students’ Cultural Assumptions About the French Language and People
Director: Sally Magnan
Current affiliation: Associate Professor, Department of Modern Languages and Classics, University of Alabama

Christine Elliott
Dissertation: Locally Situated Literacies and the Challenges of English Language Education in Laos
Directors: Margaret Hawkins and Jane Zuengler
Current Affiliation: English Language Institute, University of Delaware

Işıl Erduyan
Dissertation: Multilingual Construction of Identity: German-Turkish Students in Berlin
Directors: Maggie Hawkins and Jane Zuengler
Current affiliation: Assistant Professor, Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey

Paula Garrett-Rucks
Dissertation: Language Learners’ Mediation of Cultural Perspectives Through Online Discussions
Director: Sally Magnan
Current affiliation: Associate Professor, World Languages & Culture, Georgia State University

Lauren Goodspeed
Dissertation: In others’ words: Learner practices and perspectives of textual borrowing in the foreign language classroom
Director: Heather Willis Allen
Current Affiliation: Lecturer in French, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Colleen Hamilton
Dissertation: Bilingualism as a Borderlands: Spanish-English Bilingual Youth’s Bilingual Mestiza Consciousness and Designed Schooling Trajectories
Director: Mariana Pacheco
Current Affiliation: Department of African Cultural Studies, UW-Madison

Shenika Harris
Dissertation: Multicompetence in Foreign Language Writing: Function, Effects, and Beliefs
Director: Diana Frantzen
Current affiliation: Assistant Professor, Spanish, Lindenwood University

Atsushi Hasegawa
Dissertation: Learner Construction of Task-in-Process: A Conversation Analytic Study Semiscripted Peer Interaction
Director: Sally Magnan and Junko Mori
Current affiliation: Assistant Professor, Japan Studies,Director of Japanese Language
University of Kentucky

Suyeon Kim
Dissertation: Gesture in a Second Language: Resources for Communication and Cognitive Mediation
Director: Mitchell Nathan and Richard Young
Current affiliation: Assistant Professor and Director, English Education Center, Anyang University, South Korea

Akira Kondo
Dissertation: From Being to Becoming, Becoming to Being: A Critical Examination of Racialized Identities and Language Learning in the United States
Directors: Maggie Hawkins
Current affiliation: Amazon

Jina Lee
Dissertation: Talking to the Self: Private Speech by Adult Korean-English Bilinguals
Director: Richard Young
Current affiliation: Associate Professor, Department of English Education, Sangmyung University, South Korea

Yang Liu
Dissertation: A Study of L2 Chinese Learners’ Motivational Self System
Director: Richard Young

Aree Manosuthikit
Dissertation: Language Ideologies and Practices of a Burmese Community in the U.S.: A Critical Perspective on Multilingualism
Director: Jane Zuengler
Current affiliation: School of Language and Communication, National Institute of Development Administration, Bangkok, Thailand

Nelly Martin
Dissertation: Bahasa gado-gado in Indonesian popular texts: Expanding Indonesian identities through code-switching with English
Director: Katrina Daly Thompson
Current affiliation: Research Fellow, Auckland University of Technology

Margaret Merrill
Dissertation: Communities of Foreign Language Teachers as a Source of Professional Development
Director: Diana Frantzen
Current affiliation: Instructional Design/Educational Technologist, University of California, Davis

Fatemeh Mirsharifi
Dissertation: “Learning a foreign language as ‘strategy”: Attitudes of learners of ‘strategic’ languages (Arabic and Persian) and local heritage languages (Danish, Norwegian, Swedish) toward foreign language communities”
Director: Monika Chavez

Ae Ree Nam
Dissertation: Exploring Motivation and Persistence in Foreign Language Learning Among Students in University Korean Courses
Director: Monika Chavez
Affiliation: Lecturer, Leiden University, Netherlands

Brajesh Samarth
Dissertation: Attrition and Maintenance of Home Languages in the Indian-Diaspora in the United States
Director: Richard Young
Current affiliation: Senior Lecturer and Language Coordinator in Hindi-Urdu, Emory University

Kazeem Sanuth
Dissertation: Linguistic Practices and Language Ideology in Yoruba Study Abroad
Director: Katrina Daly Thompson
Current affiliation: International Education Outreach Administrator, Indiana University

Chiharu Shima
Dissertation: Language Socialization Process of Indonesian and Filipino Nurses in Japan
Director: Junko Mori
Current affiliation: Assistant Professor, Akita International University, Japan

Sandra Elena Terra
Dissertation: Teachers’ Language Perspectives and Educational Practices in Mozambique: Narratives, Legitimate Spaces and Bilingual Implementation
Director: Maggie Hawkins
Current Affiliation: Assistant professor of Spanish, Linfield College

Elizabeth Tremmel
Dissertation: The Disciplinary Identity Construction of International Graduate Students: Positioning Across Contexts
Director: Richard Young
Current affiliation: Institute for Writing and Rhetoric, Dartmouth College

Robin Worth
Dissertation: Learner Resistance in the Foreign Language Classroom
Director: Sally Sieloff Magnan and Thomas D. Cravens
Current affiliation: Researcher with the Wisconsin Center for Education Research

Snezhana Zheltoukhova
Dissertation: Tutoring in a Russian Flagship Program: Student and Tutor Perceptions and Their Organizational Representation
Advisor: Karen Evans-Romaine and François Tochon
Affiliation: Visiting Assistant Professor of Russian and Language Commons Director, Stetson University