Welcome to Nic Subtirelu!

Dear gulinguists,

We are pleased to announce that Nic Subtirelu has accepted our offer to become an Assistant Professor in the Linguistics Department, effective summer 2018. Nic is already a valued member of our community, having been teaching for us in a non-tenure-line position since 2016, when he received his PhD in Applied Linguistics at Georgia State University. He specializes in critical applied linguistics, and his research focuses on the sociopolitics of language education and raciolinguistics. He investigates ideologies and policies in education especially as they relate to racial and economic inequality. He uses a variety of methods, including critical discourse analysis, corpus linguistics, ethnography, regression analysis, and other large-scale quantitative statistical techniques. He has 14 refereed journal articles in stellar outlets such as Studies in Second Language Acquisition (2013), Language Learning (2013), System (2014), Applied Linguistics (2016), Multilingua (2017), Journal of Language, Aggression, and Conflict (2017), and Language in Society (2015, 2017). At GU, he has taught a range of courses we have in the books (How Languages Are Taught, How Languages Are Learned, Task-based Language Teaching) and he has created two new graduate 700-level courses for us: The Sociopolitics of Language Learning, and Ethnography of Language Policy. He was a National Academy of Education / Spencer Dissertation Fellow; and he is a 2017-2018 Doyle Fellow here at GU. He is also incoming Section Editor for TESOL Quarterly.