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The 5th International Conference on Multicultural Discourses, São Paulo, Brazil, Nov 29 - Dec 2,        2016. Invited Speaker: Exploring Culture Jamming in an English for Academic Purposes course: An Articulated Politics for Post-Democratic Times.

Brazilian Association of Applied Linguistics, XI Annual Conference, Campo Grande, Brazil,

July 15-18, 2015: Keynote Speaker (with Ian Martin): Border-Crossings in Language Teacher Education: Conceptual, Pedagogical & Aspirational.

32nd The International Conference on English Teaching & Learning, Taiwan, May 23-24, 2015.        Keynote Speaker: Between Reproduction and Recreation? Critical ELT and the Challenge of Citizenship Pedagogies.

University of Saskatchewan, Faculty of Education, April 30th, 2015. Invited Lecture: Reconceptualizing Communicative Language Teaching through Critical EAL Pedagogies.

TESOL 49th Annual Convention, Toronto, March 25-28, 2015. Invited Speaker/Panel Coordinator:

Critical Media Literacies and the “Hotel Pennsylvania”.  

TESOL 49th Annual Convention, Toronto, March 25-28, 2015. Tea with Distinguished TESOLers

(Invited Session): “Critical ELT—Practice to/from Theory”.

Brazilian Association of University Teachers of English (ABRAPUI), 4th International Congress,         Federal University of Alagoas, Maceio, Brazil, November 11-14th,  2014: Round Table on            Translation, Cultures, and Teaching: “Rethinking Translation, Cultures of Reading, and Critical Citizenship Pedagogies.”

Universidade Federal Rural do Rio de Janeiro, 3 de Dezembro de 2014: Colóquio Internacional              de Ensino de Línguas (CIEL): “Communicative Language Teaching: Critical Options for Brazilian Classrooms.”

Universidade Federal da Integração Latino-Americana, Foz do Iguaçu – Paraná, 1 de Dezembro,            2014: 1o Seminário de Formação do Programa das Escolas Interculturais de Fronteiras: “Critical Options for Brazilian English Language Teaching.”

Pan-Korea English Teachers Association (PKETA) Conference, Daegu, South Korea,

September 28th, 2013: Opening Plenary speaker.

Korean Association of Primary English Education (KAPEE) International Conference, Seoul, Korea, January 19th, 2013: Keynote Speaker.

1st International Conference on Language Sciences in the Developing World. Lahore College for Women University, Lahore, Pakistan. January 11-13, 2013: Invited speaker.

Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil, May 28th, 2012: Lecture on Multimodal Literacies in Second/Foreign Language Contexts.

Brazil-Canada Project in Developing Transnational Literacies, Federal University of Sergipe, Aracaju, Brazil, May 24th, 2012: Queering the Syllabus in the EAP “Contact Zone”.    

Seventh International Conference on Language Teacher Education, Minneapolis, May 19-21, 2011: Plenary Speaker.

TESL SK (Teaching English as a Subsequent Language in Saskatchewan)/ SK TEAL        (Saskatchewan Teachers of English as an Additional Language) Annual Conference,  May 13-14, 2011: Keynote speaker.           

TESOL 45th Annual Convention, New Orleans, March 17-19, 2011. AAAL at TESOL: Colloquium on Social Justice in Language Teacher Education.

Canada-Wales Research Colloquium on Language Policy and Planning, March 10, 2011. Participants from Glendon College, University of Bangor, & University of Cardiff.

Second Seminar in Developing New Literacies in Cross-Cultural Contexts. University of São Paulo, Brazil; September 14-17, 2010.

TESOL 44th Annual Convention, Boston MA, March 24-27, 2010. Colloquium on Race and TESOL.

Brock University, St. Catherine’s, Ontario. Brock Applied Linguistics Speaker Series. January 29, 2010.

14th English in South East Asia (ESEA) Conference, 26-28 November 2009, Ateneo de Manila       University, Philippines: Keynote Address.

2nd International Discourse and Cultural Practices Conference 2009 (July 7-9), Sydney, Australia. Colloquium on Lanaguge Teacher Education in the Age of Neoliberalism. Paper: Teaching For/Against market-Place Utility.

University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia (July, 2009). Public Lecture: Critical EAP and the Preparation of Transformative Practitioners: Pitfalls and Possibilities.

Ohio State University, Guest Lecture for a Doctoral Level Class (Studies in TESOL and Bilingual Education. 703.09) November 19, 2007: Critical Literacies and Pedagogies in Second language Education.

University of Hong Kong: Languages, Media, and Communication Constituent Theme/Critical Pedagogy Focus Group: Seminar: (Un)Critical Literacies on the Net: Culture Jamming and the Geopolitics of English, February 5, 2007. Workshop: Critical Literacies: Priorities and Practices in EFL and EAP Programs, February, 6, 2007.
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University of California Davis, Dept. of Linguistics Guest Speaker series, October 17, 2006: Culture Jamming and the Geopolitics of English: Mixed Messages from the Net.

TESOL 40th Annual Convention, Tampa Bay, FL, March 15-19, 2006. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Friends Caucus Colloquium: Intersectionality of Sexual Identities.

Keynote Address: TESL Peel, Halton, Etobicoke, Professional Development Day for Adult ESL/LINC Instructors. October 20, 2005.

4th International Conference on Language Teacher Education, Minneapolis, June 2-4, 2005. Pre-conference workshop: Critical literacies: Priorities and practices in English for academic purposes and community-based programs.

Canadian Association of Applied Linguistics Conference, University of Western Ontario, May 27-29, 2005. Symposium: Identity and language learning: Canadian contributions. Paper: Assessing Needs and New Identities in a Content-Based EAP Syllabus

Co-Presenter: 10th Annual Summer Institute, American University, Washington, D.C., July 9-11, 2004: Succeeding across educational discourses: Supporting nonnative-speaking students entering American colleges.

Keynote Address: 16th Annual Professional Development Day of the Adult Education Program. Toronto Catholic District School Board. February 17, 2003: Striving for excellence: A personal account.

Plenary: TESOL France—2002 Colloquium, Paris, November 18: Culture, identity and L2 pronunciation: An integrated approach.

TESOL 36th Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, April 10, 2002. Applied Linguistic Interest Section Academic Session. Paper: Critical media literacy and L2 writing.

Keynote Address: 2001 ESL Conference, Louisville, Kentucky, December 7, 2001: Negotiating teacher-student identities.

TESL Ontario Annual Conference, Toronto, Ontario, November 23, 2001. Research Symposium on Race, Culture and Language. Paper: Teacher-Student identities: Pitfalls and possibilities.

TESOL 35th Annual Conference, St. Louis, Feb. 28, 2001. Applied Linguistic Interest Section Academic Session. Paper: Exploring critical vocabulary pedagogies.

TESL Ontario Annual Conference, November 24, 2000. Research Symposium on Oral Skills/ Pronunciation. Paper: Language, identity, and ESL pronunciation: Expressing “who we are “ and “who we want to be.”

Refereed Conference Papers/Presentations

2012 TESOL International Convention, Philadelphia, PA, March 31st, 2012. Co-presentation:            Critical Pedagogy in TESOL: From Past to Future.

American Association of Applied Linguistics Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, March 26-29,

2011, Paper: Education and social justice in neoliberal times.

International Society for Language Studies, Orlando, FL, June 13, 2009. Paper: What is critical            English for academic purposes (now)?

6th International Conference on Language Teacher Education, Washington, DC, May 30, 2009. Paper: Preparing transformative practitioners for critical EAP.

 TESOL 42nd Annual Convention, New York, April 3rd, 2008. Colloquium: Language teacher          

identity: Conceptualizations and realizations. Conceptual roles in language teacher      preparation: Tensions/Possibilities in fostering transformative practitioners.

5th International Conference on Language Teacher Education, Minneapolis, June 1, 2007. Colloquium: Conceptual Roles in Language Teacher Preparation.

International Society for Language Studies, Honolulu, Hawaii, April 3rd, 2007. Paper: Bridging Differences: A Critical ESL Pedagogy for Peace and Justice Studies.

Peace and Justice Studies Association Conference, Manhattan College, New York, October 6, 2006: Imagining a Peace Curriculum in ESL/EAP.

CAAL/AAAL Conference, Montréal, July 17, 2006: Colloquium: Textual (ex)tensions:   “Writing back” to neo-imperial contexts and ideologies. Paper: “Writing/imaging back”: Mixed messages from the Net."

CAAL/AAAL Conference, Montréal, July 18, 2006: Colloquium: Researching language identity. Discussant’s Paper: Assessing the “Buzz” around Language Teacher Identity.

TESOL 39th Annual Convention, San Antonio, Texas, March 30, 2005. Colloquium: Critical and community-oriented research in TESOL education. Paper: “The Way of Progress?” Tensions in top-down/bottom-up community ESL programming.

TESOL 38th Annual Conference, Long Beach, April 3, 2004. Colloquium: (Re)defining intercultural goals in teacher education.


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