Lisya Seloni is an Associate Professor of TESOL and Applied Linguistics in the Department of English at Illinois State University, where she teaches courses on composition, cross-cultural issues in TESOL, second language writing and TESOL methods and materials. Her research explores ethnographic approaches to second language writing, academic socialization and issues related to sociopolitical context of English language teaching. She is specifically interested in the ways translingual writers construct knowledge and text in various writing environments across the disciplines. Her research interests also include issues revolving around language policy, language maintenance and linguistic landscape. She is the co-author of Ethnolinguistic Diversity and Literacy Education. Her most recent publication has appeared in Journal of Second Language Writing, English for Specific Purposes, and Language Policy.
ENG 499Sec 4 Masters Thesis
ENG 599Sec 16 Rsch & Dissertation
Second Language Writing, Critical Pedagogy, Intercultural Rhetoric, Cross-cultural issues in TESOL
Second Language Writing, Critical Pedagogy, Discourse Analysis, Educational Ethnography, Language Policy, Linguistic Landscape
Ph D Foreign and Second Language Education Program / Applied Linguistics, Discourse Analysis - 2008
The Ohio State University
Dissertation/Thesis topic: Reconceptualization of Academic Literacy in an Intercultural Space: A Micro-Ethnographic Inquiry of First Year Multilingual Doctoral Students
MA Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages - 2003
University of Central Missouri
BA English Language Teaching - 2000
Seloni, L. (2012). (Un) Covering family rhetoric: A story of Ladino (Jewish-Spanish) in Istanbul. Harlot: A Revealing Look at the Arts of Persuasion. http://harlotofthearts.org/index.php/harlot/article/view/92/96
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. (2013) Toward a Post-Method Teacher Education Program: Preparing Pre- Service Teachers for the Writing Needs of Ethno-Linguistically Diverse Classrooms. In L. Oliveira and T. Silva (Eds.) Second Language Writing in the Secondary Classroom: Experiences, Issues, and Perspectives (p. 166-189). New York: Routledge.
Second Language Research Dissertation Award
American Educational Research Association (AERA)
Diversity Idea Contest Winner
The College of Education and Human Ecology, The Ohio State University
Writing Dissertation Research Award
The College of Humanities, The Ohio State University
Department of English
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