Tim Cavnar

Advisor: Kate Vieira

tcavnar@wisc.edu

Upon completing my English degree at the University of Michigan, I moved to China, where I studied, lived, taught, and explored for three years. Emerging from this experience with a passion for language teaching and learning, I enrolled first in UW-Madison’s Applied English Linguistics MA program, and then in the Second Language Acquisition PhD program. As a researcher, I’m interested in second-language writing, especially academic English, and how migration shapes one’s identity. I’m also an ESL teacher at UW-Madison, principally teaching academic writing.