About me

My name is Nicholas Subtirelu (Nic Subtirelu), and I’m a Ph.D student in the Department of Applied Linguistics and ESL (English as a second language) at Georgia State University.  In my day job as a researcher, I attempt to use the theories and concepts of sociolinguistics and discourse analysis to better understand problems in education, politics, and other aspects of our society.  In particular, I’m interested in how educational and political institutions deal with linguistic diversity, by which I mean the ways in which people use language differently.  For example, I’m interested in how schools and governments think about and work with ‘nonnative’ speakers of English or speakers of other ‘nonstandard’ varieties of English like African American English. If you’re interested in my scholarly work, you can find a list of my publications here.  In addition, I teach linguistics and English for Academic Purposes at Georgia State. I also work with a community literacy program,  Literacy Volunteers of Atlanta, where I teach a class to prepare students for the US citizenship test.

3 comments on “About me
  1. Adriana C. says:

    Hello Nic. I have read an article on Huffington Post about “Beyond bossy” and I just wanted to congratulate you on the great job you are doing. Keep it up. It’s always nice to see a fellow countryman succeed.

  2. kisstzu says:

    Hi Nic! I was equally delighted to see your name mentioned in the HuffPost.🙂 As a “pushy” woman, I really do appreciate the insight, while as a PhDc, I am overjoyed whenever I see fellow student’s work reach the general public! Awesome job!

  3. Doña Sonia says:

    Loved your post about the Expat vs. Immigrant issue. I’m going to link to it in my upcoming blog post. I’m writing it as part of a series I’m doing for an immigration law firm in the U.S. (http://pbl.net/blog/) regarding my experiences as an American that moved to Mexico and married a Mexican, but is living in a small town with a large expat population. Looking forward to reading your other posts!

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