During my time at Carleton, I developed an interest in discourse analysis based on systemic functional linguistics (SFL) and APPRAISAL theory. After graduation, I joined the English department at the University of British Columbia, where my attention turned to the work of an early 20th century language theorist named Mikhail Bakhtin. I am currently in the final stages of a doctoral project concerned with the role of Bakhtinian theory in contemporary sociolinguistic research, and have recently taken up a position as Academic Coordinator for English Language and Effective Writing Skills at Athabasca University. It is fair to say that none of this would have been possible without the dedicated support of the faculty and staff at SLALS.
(Last updated: October 28, 2013)