Research Interests:

  • Second and multilingual language socialization
  • Second language pedagogy
  • Language teacher education
  • Social, political, and ideological aspects of second language education
  • Qualitative research methods

My primary theoretical framework is language socialization, which views learning as grounded in newcomers’ participation in community practices under the guidance of more experienced members.

Language Studies, Russian
PhD, University of California, Los Angeles, Applied Linguistics and TESL, 2006
MA, University of California, Los Angeles, Teaching English as a Second Language, 1998
BA, University of California, Berkeley, Slavic Languages and Literatures