Advisor: Monika Chavez
I hold a B.A. in English Language and Literature and an M.A. in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) from Shiraz University. I am now a proud Ph.D. student in the Second Language Acquisition program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In addition to my academic pursuits, I have taught English to second and foreign language young and adult learners in Iran and in the U.S.. Currently, I teach academic writing in the ESL program and work for the Institute for Humanities Research at UW-Madison. I also an experienced Persian tutor for enthusiasts of Persian language and culture. My research interests are second language writing, English for academic/specific purposes, second and foreign language acquisition, sociolinguistics and mixed research methods.