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Abantika Dhar

PhD Student
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I am a PhD student and Writing Instructor at the Department of English, Illinois State University. My primary research focus is Applied Linguistics/TESOL/Sociolinguistics with a secondary focus on Cultural Rhetoric and Writing Studies.

Current Courses

145.001Writing In The Academic Disciplines

145.004Writing In The Academic Disciplines

Teaching Interests & Areas

First Year College Writing

Research Interests & Areas

World Englishes
Second Language Writing/Writing Practices
Transnational Writing
AI and Language
Equitable Teaching/Learning Practices in the field of ESL and Higher Academia
Tanslanguaging in First Year Writing
South Asian American Rhetoric/Bangladeshi American Rhetoric/Transnational Feminist Rhetoric
Critical Race Theory in Higher Education
Feminist Theory and Method in Applied Linguistics

Excellence in TESOL Award

Illinois State University


Critical Literature Review on the L1 influence in Indian English of Hindi/Urdu speaking ESL learners. NYS TESOL 52nd Annual Conference. (2022)