Lisya Seloni

Associate Professor
Associate Professor of TESOL/Applied Linguistics
  • BIOGRAPHY
  • 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.
  • CURRENT COURSES
  • TEACHING INTERESTS
  • Second Language Writing, Critical Pedagogy, Intercultural Rhetoric, Cross-cultural issues in TESOL
  • RESEARCH INTERESTS
  • 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
  • Columbus, Ohio
  • 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
  • Warrensburg, Missouri
  • BA English Language Teaching - 2000
  • Istanbul University
  • Istanbul, Turkey
  • SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
  • 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.
  • PRESENTATIONS
  • FUNDED GRANTS
  • Second Language Research Dissertation Award
  • American Educational Research Association (AERA)
  • 2009
  • Diversity Idea Contest Winner
  • The College of Education and Human Ecology, The Ohio State University
  • 2007
  • Writing Dissertation Research Award
  • The College of Humanities, The Ohio State University
  • 2007