Alumni

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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: Associate Professor, Department of Curriculum & Instruction, Neag School of Education, 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 and core faculty and member of the academic committee in the Doctoral Program in Linguistics, 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: Lead Faculty for Italian, Department of World Languages, College of Southern Nevada

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: Cathy Stafford
Affiliation: Teaching Assistant Professor and Director of Basic Language for French, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

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

Peter De Costa
Dissertation: The Power of Language Ideologies: Designer Immigrants Learning English in Singapore
Director: Jane Zuengler
Current affiliation: Associate Professor, Department of Linguistics, Germanic, Slavic, Asian and African Languages, and core faculty within the Second Language Studies PhD Program and the Master of Arts in TESOL Program, 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, Department of Foreign Language Education, Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey

Sara Farsiu
Dissertation:Migration, Language, and Feelings of Belonging: A Linguistic Ethnography of Iranian Migrants in Germany
Director: Katrina Thompson

Paula Garrett-Rucks
Dissertation: Language Learners’ Mediation of Cultural Perspectives Through Online Discussions
Director: Sally Magnan
Current affiliation: Associate Professor, Second Language Acquisition, World Languages & Culture Coordinator, 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: Assistant Professor of ESL/Bilingual Education, National Louis University

Shenika Harris
Dissertation: Multicompetence in Foreign Language Writing: Function, Effects, and Beliefs
Director: Diana Frantzen
Current affiliation: Associate 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 of Japanese Language and Linguistics, East Asian Languages and Literatures, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa

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: Conversational AI Specialist, Discover Financial Services

Jina Lee
Dissertation: Talking to the Self: Private Speech by Adult Korean-English Bilinguals
Director: Richard Young
Current affiliation: Professor, Chair of the 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

Sandrine Pell
Dissertation: Franco-Maghrebi students’ negotiation of identities in a rural French high-school
Director: Richard Young

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: Associate Professor, Graduate School of Global Communication and Language, 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 University

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: Scientist, Wisconsin Evaluation Collaborative, Consortium for Policy Research in Education, 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