Meet Dr. Christiansen

M. Sidury Christiansen

I currently work at the University of Texas at San Antonio as assistant professor of TESOL/Applied Linguistics at the Department of Bicultural-Bilingual Studies.  I moved to San Antonio, Texas in May 2014 after a year as a Visiting Assistant Professor at Miami University in Ohio. Before that, I was an assistant researcher and teaching assistant at the Ohio State University, where I completed my Ph.D. degree in Foreign, Second, and Multilingual Language Education. I completed my MA degree in Rhetoric & Composition/Linguistics and a Graduate TESOL Certificate at Indiana University – Purdue University in Fort Wayne in 2007, and a BA in English Language Teaching from the Universidad Veracruzana in Mexico in 2002.

My work is at the interface of sociolinguistics and second language writing in digital environments. I am interested in the relationship between linguistic differentiation, language ideologies, and identity construction in writing in the broad sense of all these terms. I have carried out research on digitally mediated environments (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, Skype, texting) among transnational networks, ELL, and bilingual populations. My research on these digital environments focuses on the relationship between technology, agency, language ideologies, identity formation, and literacies. My publications have appeared in journals such as the Journal of Sociolinguistics, Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, the International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, and Mextesol Journal.

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