Department of English at Illinois State University

English Department Faculty and Staff


Lisya Seloni

Associate Professor of TESOL/Applied Linguistics

Office Address: STV 404
Office Phone: 309-438-7366
Office Hours: T 1:30-2:30
Email: Contact Lisya Seloni (lseloni)
Website: Visit Lisya Seloni’s Website
Teaching Schedule:
Course NumberSectionCourse NameTimeRoom NumberCourse Links
ENG343.092Cross-Cultural Issues in Tesol S09:00 - 13:006012
ENG343.092Cross-Cultural Issues in Tesol F 17:30 - 20:306012
ENG345.01Tesol Methods and Materials M W 09:35 - 10:50STV 0233
ENG345.02Tesol Methods and Materials M W 14:00 - 15:15STV 0229
ENG394.01Tesol Practicum  STV 0109
Teaching Interests:
Second Language Writing, Critical Applied Linguistics, Intercultural Rhetoric and Discourse, Academic Writing 
Research Interests:
Second Language Writing, English for Specific Purposes, Critical Pedagogy, Educational Ethnography, Language Policy, Linguistic Landscape
Ph.D. Language, literacy and culture, The Ohio State University, 2008
M.A. TESOL, University of Central Missouri, 2003
B.A. English Language Teaching, Istanbul University, 2000
Selected Publications:

Seloni, L. (2014). "I'm an artist and a scholar who is trying to find a middle point": A textographic analysis of a Colombian art historian's thesis writing. Journal of Second Language Writing. 25: 79-99.

Seloni, L. & Sarfati, Y. (2013). (Trans)national language ideologies and family language practices: A life history inquiry of Judeo-Spanish in Turkey. Language Policy. 12: 7-26

Seloni, L. (2013). Understanding how preservice teachers develop a working knowledge of second language writing: Toward a socioculturally oriented postmethod pedagogy in teacher education. In L. de Oliveira and T. Silva (Eds.) Second Language Writing in the Secondary Classroom: Experiences, Issues, and Perspectives (pp. 166-189). Routledge.

Seloni, L. (2012). Going beyond the native-nonnative speaker divide in college teaching: The role of nonnative English speaking educators in promoting critical multiculturalism. The Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 23 (3), 129-155.

Seloni, L. (2012). (Un)covering the story of Judeo-Spanish: A personal exploration of language on the margins. Harlot: A revealing look at the arts of persuasion, Issue, 7.

Seloni, L. (2012). Academic literacy socialization of first year doctoral students in the US: A micro-ethnographic perspective. English for Specific Purposes, 31, 47-59.

Farr, M., Seloni, L.&Song, J. (Eds.) (2010). Ethnolinguistic Diversity and Education. Language, Literacy, and Culture. Routledge.

Farr, M., Seloni, L. & Song, J. (2010). Ethnolinguistic diversity in language and literacy education. In M.Farr,L. Seloni, J. Song (Eds.) (2010) Ethnolinguistic Diversity and Education. Language, literacy and culture (pp. 1-20). Routledge. 

Seloni, L. (2009) [Review of Casanave & Li (2007). Learning the Literacy Practices of Graduate School: Insiders’ Reflections on Academic Acculturation]. English for Specific Purposes.

Seloni, L. (2008) Intertextual Connections between Spoken and Written Texts: A Microanalysis of Doctoral Students’ Textual Constructions. In D. Belcher and A. Hirvela (Eds.) The Oral-Literate Connection: Perspectives on L2 Speaking, Writing, and Other Media Interactions (pp. 63-86). Ann Arbor:University of Michigan Press.


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