Professor Suresh Canagarajah's visit - 23 Jul to 22 Aug

Professor Suresh Canagarajah's visit - 23 Jul to 22 Aug

Monday, 19 August 2013

Professor Suresh Canagarajah

Suresh Canagarajah is Edwin Erle Sparks Professor in Applied Linguistics and English and Director of the Migration Studies Project at Pennsylvania State University. He teaches courses on World Englishes, Second Language Writing, Postcolonial Studies, and Theories of Rhetoric and Composition in the departments of English and Applied Linguistics. He has also taught at the City University of New York (Baruch College and the Graduate Center).


Professor Canagarajah is an internationally renowned scholar who has won multiple awards in his distinguished academic career. His book Resisting Linguistic Imperialism in English Teaching (OUP, 1999) won Modern Language Association’s Mina Shaughnessy Award for the best research publication on the teaching of language and literacy. His subsequent publication Geopolitics of Academic Writing (UPittsburgh Press 2002) won the Gary Olson Award for the best book in social and rhetorical theory. His study of World Englishes in Composition won the 2007 Braddock Award for the best article in the College Composition and Communication journal. In addition, he served as the President of the American Association of Applied Linguistics.


His latest book Translingual Practice: Global Englishes and Cosmopolitan Relations (2013), introduces a new way of looking at the use of English within a global context. He is a past editor of TESOL Quarterly -- a pre-eminent research journal in the field of Applied Linguistics with a focus on research in second language teaching. He currently serves on the editorial boards of Language Assessment Quarterly; DIME: Journal of Diaspora, Immigrant, and Minority Education; Journal of Language, Identity, and Education; and International Multilingual Research Journal.