Christiansen’s CV

M. SIDURY CHRISTIANSEN

Assistant Professor

MB 3.302J | 210-458-5963

COHED | Bicultural Bilingual Studies Department

The University of Texas at San Antonio

@sidury *  marthasidury.christiansen@utsa.edu * ORCID *  sidury.wordpress.com

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

The Ohio State University

Ph.D. in Foreign and Second Language Education

Specializations: Sociolinguistics and Second Language Writing

Dissertation: Facebook as Transnational Space: Language and Identity among 1.5 and Second-Generation Mexicans in Chicago

2013

Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne

M.A. in English Composition Studies and Linguistics

Graduate Certification in TESOL

2007

Universidad Veracruzana – Xalapa, México Main Campus

B.A. in English Language Teaching and Linguistics

French Language Studies Certificate

2002

PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

Fulbright Scholar to México

Departamento de Docencia de la Lengua Inglesa

Departamento de Estudios Científicos y Sociales

Assistant Professor

Bicultural and Bilingual Studies Department

University of Texas at San Antonio

Undergraduate, MA, and PhD courses

2017 – 2018

2014 – Present

Visiting Assistant Professor

Department of English – Miami University

Undergraduate ESL Composition courses

2013 - 2014

Teaching Assistant – Graduate level

School of Teaching and Learning – The Ohio State University

PhD courses in methodology, technology and ethnography

2011 – 2013

Instructor – Graduate level

Center for Latin American Studies – The Ohio State University

MOOC for Latin American Studies class for undergraduate and in-service teachers

2011

Instructor of ESL Composition

English as a Second Language Program – Ohio State University

Undergraduate ESL Composition courses

2008 - 2010

Adjunct Faculty, Graduate Instructor

Department of English and Linguistics – Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne

Undergraduate ESL and non-ESL Composition courses

2005 - 2008

Adjunct Faculty

Department of English – Ivy Tech Community College

ESL courses at the undergraduate level

2007 - 2008

Adult ESL Teacher/Coordinator

Fellowship of Reconciliation, Inc. Manchester, IN

2007 - 2008

Middle School – After School ESL Program Teacher/Coordinator

Latino Education Action Plan Program – UHA, Inc.

2003 - 2005

English Language Teacher in Mexico – various levels/ages/settings

1998 - 2002

PUBLICATIONS

* Denotes publications with graduate students

Articles Published in Peer-Reviewed Journals

Christiansen, M. S., Martínez Trejo, P., & Mora-Pablo, I. (2017). “You know English, so why don’t you teach?” Language ideologies and returnees becoming English language teachers in Mexico. International Multilingual Research Journal. Published online first. https://doi.org/10.1080/19313152.2017.1401446

Christiansen, M. S. (2017). Language use in social network sites: The influence of orality in the digital writing of Mexican bilinguals. Writing & Pedagogy, 9(2), 369–392. doi: 10.1558/wap.30281

Christiansen, M. S., Li, S.*, and Bailey, M.* (2017). The role of texting and digital multiliteracies in the EFL classroom. MEXTESOL Journal, 41(3). Published online: http://www.mextesol.net/journal/index.php?page=journal&id_article=2515   

Christiansen, M. S. (2017) Creating a unique transnational place: Deterritorialized discourse and the blending of time and space in online social media. Written Communication. Published online first. doi: 10.1177/0741088317693996

Christiansen, M. S. (2017). Multimodal L2 composition: EAP in the digital era. International Journal of Language Studies, 11(3), 53-72. Online first: http://www.ijls.net/pages/volume/vol11no3.html 

Christiansen, M. S. (2016) ‘¡Hable bien m’ijo o gringo o mx!’: Language ideologies in the digital communication practices of transnational Mexican bilinguals. International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism. Published online first. doi: 10.1080/13670050.2016.1181603

Christiansen, M. S. & Bloch, J. (2016). Papers are never finished, just abandoned: The role of written teacher comments in the revision process. Journal of Response to Writing, 2(1), 6-42. Available online: http://journalrw.org/index.php/jrw/article/view/32

Christiansen, M. S. & Da Silva, D.* (2016). Culture in EFL classrooms in Mexico: Contexts and pedagogical implications. MEXTESOL Journal, 4(2), 1-13.  

Christiansen, M.S. & Koezler, M.* (2016). Digital Storytelling: Using Different Technologies for EFL. MEXTESOL Journal, 40(1).

Koelzer, M.* & Christiansen, M. S. (2016). Targeting conversational skills with digital storytelling in EFL. CIEX Journ@l, 2(2), 5-11.

Christiansen, M. S. (2015). ‘A ondi queras’: Ranchero Identity Construction by US Born Mexicans on Facebook. Journal of Sociolinguistics, 19(5), 688-702. Doi: 10.1111/josl.12155

Christiansen, M. S. (2015). Mexicanness and Social Order in Digital Spaces: Contention among Members of a Multigenerational Transnational Network. Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 37(1), 3-22. Doi: 10.1177/0739986314565974

Christiansen, M. S. (2012). Negotiating rules, agency, and authority: ESL students’ understanding of “good” writing. MEXTESOL Journal, 36(2).

Christiansen, M. S. (2009). Language choice in the composition process: A look into the uses of first language in second language writing. INTESOL Journal, 5(1).

Christiansen, M. S. (2005). Empowering parent-school relationships: A more supportive environment for ESL students. INTESOL Journal, 2(1), 37-48.

Peer-Reviewed Book Chapters

Christiansen, M. S. (2016). Maintaining Transnationalism: The Role of Digital Communication among US-Born Mexicans, (pp. 353-376). In Olvera García, J. and Baca Tavira, N. (eds.), Continuidades y Cambios en las Migraciones de México a Estados Unidos. Toluca, Edomex. Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México.

Christiansen, M. S. (2015). Appearances can be deceiving: Risks interpreting data in online ethnographic research. In M. Lengeling & I. Mora Pablo (eds.), Perspectives on Qualitative Research, (pp. 437-456). Guanajuato, Mexico: Universidad de Guanajuato Press.

Christiansen, M. S. & Farr, M. (2013). Learning English in Mexico: Transnational Language Ideologies and Practices. In J. Kalman & B. Street (eds.) Literacy and Numeracy in Latin America. Local perspectives and beyond. New York: Routledge.

Book Reviews

Christiansen, M. S. (2011). Academic and Professional Discourse Genres in Spanish, Giovanni Parodi (Ed.). English for Specific Purposes, 30(2), 152-154.

Christiansen, M. S. (2010). Reading in a Second Language: Moving from Theory to Practice. Modern English Teacher, 19(3), 86-87.

Christiansen, M. S. (2010). Practical Classroom English. Modern English Teacher, 19(1), 89.

Articles/Chapters accepted

Christiansen, M. S. (in press). Cultural Influences in Texting. In John I. Liontas (Eds.), TESOL Encyclopedia of English Language Teaching. Wiley and TESOL International. (To appear in 2018)

Christiansen, M. S. (in press). Latin American Classrooms and Teaching American Culture. In John I. Liontas (Eds.), The TESOL Encyclopedia of English Language Teaching. Wiley and TESOL International. (To appear in 2018).

Bekar, M. & Christiansen, M. S. (in press). Computer-Mediated Communication (CMC). In John I. Liontas (Eds.), The TESOL Encyclopedia of English Language Teaching. Wiley and TESOL International. (To appear in 2018)

Articles/Chapters in review

Christiansen, M. S. (in review). Creating Multimodal Texts in the L2 Writing Classroom: A Re-mediation Activity. In Domínguez Romero, E., J. Bobkina, S. Stefanova (Eds.). Teaching Literature and Language Through Multimodal Texts.

Christiansen, M. S. & Tiscareño, O*. (in review). Proyecto Intercultural, Público Real: Motivando a Japoneses en México a la Redacción. In Basurto, N. (Ed.), Investigación, Práctica y Experiencias en ELE: Una Mirada Global. Universidad Veracruzana. 

Christiansen, M. S., Du, Q., Fang, M., & Hirvela, A. (in review). Doctoral Students’ Construction of Agency as Second Language Writing Teachers: ‘Small’ Stories of Adaptive Expertise. System.

PRESENTATIONS

Peer-Reviewed Conference Presentations

International Presentations

(forthcoming) Chronotopes and Multilingualism in Online Social Media: Constructing Transnational Social Spaces. International Sociolinguistics Symposium 22. Auckland, NZ. (June, 2018)

(forthcoming) How bilinguals maintain identities, languages, and cultures using digital media. As part of the panel, Tecnología, globalización y transnacionalismo. LatinAmerica Studies Association (LASA). Barcelona, Spain. (May, 2018)

(forthcoming) APPs for formative assessment in ESL/EFL. As part of the panel, Education Standard 2e, Teacher Training, Technology, Apps, and Digital Resources. Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) International Conference. Chicago, IL. (March 2018)

(forthcoming) Constructing a Transnational Social Space: Deterritorialized Discourse and Multilingualism in Online Social Media. American Association of Applied Linguistics (AAAL) in Chicago, IL. (March, 2018)

Role of multimodal digital projects in L2 writing. Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) International Conference. Seattle, WA. (March 2017)

Writing Academic Essays with Twitter. MEXTESOL, Monterrey, NL. Christiansen, M. S., (author) & Marie-Louise Koelzer. (Presenter). (October 28, 2016).

Advantages of digital technologies: Using Snapchat to scaffold academic writing. International Symposium on Second Language Writing, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (October 22, 2016). With MA student Marie-Louise Koelzer

The role of digital literacies in the teaching of second language writing. VI International Qualitative Research Conference on Applied Linguistics in English Language Teaching in Guanajuato, Gto. México. (July 2016)

Language Ideologies as Symbolic Weapons: Bilingualism and social order among transnational Mexicans in the US. American Association of Applied Linguistics (AAAL) in Orlando, FL. (April, 2016)

Paper accepted for the International Ethnographic Research Conference in Vegas, NE. (February, 2016)

Global and local cultural knowledge: writing practices of EFL students. International Symposium on Second Language Writing, Auckland, New Zealand. (November 19, 2015). With Ph.D. student Daniela Silva

Culture in Second Language Writing, MEXTESOL, Cancún, QRoo. Christiansen, M. S., (author) & Silva, Daniela. (Presenter). (November 7, 2015)

Vernacular language use in digitally mediated conversations: Focus on identity construction. American Association of Applied Linguistics Conference. Toronto, ON. (March 2015)

Developing Academic Writing Through Digital Literacy: New Role for YouTube. Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) International Conference. Toronto, ON. (March 2015)

Language Variation and Identity Construction Among Bilingual Mexicans in Digitally Mediated Communication, American Anthropological Association, Washington, DC. Christiansen, M. S., (Author) & Villarreal, D. E. (Presenter). (December 4, 2014).

Fostering L2 Academic Writing Through Digital Literacy: Professionalizing ESL Composition in the digital era, International Symposium on Second Language Writing, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (November 14, 2014).

Authenticity in L2 writing: Fostering skills through digital literacy, 41st International MEXTESOL Convention, Puebla, Mexico. (October 19, 2014).

Appearances can be deceiving: Risks interpreting data in online ethnographic research. V International Qualitative Research Conference. Guanajuato, Mexico. (July, 2014).

Language varieties and identity construction: An analysis of bilinguals’ use of linguistic resources on Facebook. American Association of Applied Linguistics Convention. Portland, OR. (March, 2014)

Paper accepted. Linguistic friction: Movement, contact and change. 112th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association. Chicago, IL. with Farr, M. (November, 2013).

Paper accepted. Mexican bilinguals codeswitching practices on Facebook and Twitter: Language, identity and ideology. Second Language Research Forum. Pittsburgh. (2014).

Facebook As a Hybrid Space for Communication In a Mexican Transnational Community.  111th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association. San Francisco, CA. (November, 2012)

Plurilingualism and identity construction: An analysis of Mexican bilinguals' literacy practices on Facebook. International Symposium on Second Language Writing. Purdue University. West Lafayette, IN. (October 2012).

Christiansen, M. S. and Farr, M. (2012). Competing bilinguals: Playing with languages and identities in a transnational Mexican community. American Association of Applied Linguistics Convention. Boston, MA.

Christiansen, M. S. and Farr, M. (2011). Learning English in Mexico: Transnational literacy ideologies and practices. American Association of Applied Linguistics Convention. Chicago, IL.

Christiansen, M. S., Du, Q., Ming, F., and Hirvela, A. (2010). L2 writers as L2 writing instructors: Researching teachers’ development. Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) International Conference. Boston, MA.

Christiansen, M. S. and Du, Q. (2010). Language choice in ESL individual writing tutorials: Discourse patterns of Chinese teacher-student interactions. American Association of Applied Linguistics Convention. Atlanta, GA.

Christiansen, M. S. and Du, Q. (2009). Learning and unlearning practices: Reshaping the notion of transfer in SLW. Symposium in Second Language Writing. Arizona State University. Tempe, AZ.

Christiansen, M. S., Du, Q. and Fang, M. (2009). Intercultural writers teaching intercultural writers: Negotiating the notion of ‘Good Writing. 5th Conference of Intercultural Rhetoric and Discourse. University of Michigan. Ann Arbor, MI.

Christiansen, M. S. and Du, Q. (2009) Co-constructing an “interculture”: Discourse practices of Chinese students and their Chinese instructor in ESL-writing tutorials. Collaborative paper presented at the 5th Conference of Intercultural Rhetoric and Discourse. University of Michigan. Ann Arbor, MI.

Christiansen, M. S. (2008). Language or socialization? Teaching language, culture, or academics to college level immigrants.” 4th Conference of Intercultural Rhetoric and Discourse. Indiana University – Purdue University. Indianapolis, IN.

Christiansen, M. S. (2008). Building Multi-competent Writers in the ESL/EFL Classroom: Do specific Audiences Change the Way Students Write? Symposium on Second Language Writing. Purdue University. West Lafayette, IN.

Christiansen, M. S.  Who is ‘you’? Who is ‘we’? Use of pronouns in ESL writing. Symposium on Second Language Writing 2007. Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan.

Christiansen, M. S. (2007). A linguistic crutch or a tool? Multilinguals’ use of first language in higher education. 3rd Conference on Intercultural Rhetoric and Discourse: Multiple Literacies Across Cultures. The Ohio State University. Columbus, OH.

Christiansen, M. S. (2006). Languages other than English used in the writing center: Are there advantages to using students’ first language during consultations? Symposium on Second Language Writing. West Lafayette, IN. June 2006.

Christiansen, M. S. (2005). Metadiscourse in ESL middle school textbooks.” 2nd Conference on Intercultural Rhetoric and Discourse. Indianapolis, IN.

Regional Presentations

Christiansen, M. S. (2016) Language Ideologies, Bilingualism, and social networks among transnational Mexicans in the US. Southwest Fulbright Symposium, San Antonio, TX.

Christiansen, M. S. (2016) From Tweet to Essay: How teachers can use Twitter to foster academic writing. TEXLER Conference, San Antonio, TX. With MA student Marie-Louise Koelzer

Christiansen, M. S. (2015) Making authentic L2 writing tasks: Composition in the digital era. TEXFLEC Conference. San Antonio, TX.

Christiansen, M. S., Ming, F. and Du, Q. (2010). Metaphors ESL writing teachers live by. OHIO TESOL Conference. Columbus, OH.

Christiansen, M. S., Du, Q. and Ming, F. (2010). But I followed the recipe!’: Filling the gap between instruction and application in ESL summary writing. First Academic Literacy Symposium at Indiana University in Pennsylvania.

Christiansen, M. S. (2009). What do you mean you don’t want my opinion?: Students’ representations of writing tasks.” INTESOL Conference. Indianapolis, IN.

Christiansen, M. S., Zhang, Y., Du, Q. (2009) Innovating ESL writing pedagogy: Various ways to use discussion boards. INTESOL Conference. Indianapolis, IN.

Christiansen, M. S. (2009). Fun with in-text citations: A way to avoid plagiarism. Demonstration during the 3rd Annual Foreign and Second Language Teaching Share Fair in Ohio State University. Columbus, OH.

Christiansen, M. S. (2006). L1 use and advantages in academic settings. OHIO TESOL Conference. Columbus, OH.

Christiansen, M. S. (2006). Understanding audiences – Understanding cultures. Appleseed Writing Project. Indiana University – Purdue University. Fort Wayne, IN.

Christiansen, M. S. (2006). When in Rome… should students use only English during writing center consultations? East Central Writing Center Conference. Mount Union College. Alliance, OH.

Juárez López, M. S. (2001). Using songs in an EFL classroom: a new approach to teaching English pronunciation. Veracruz TESOL Conference. Veracruz, Ver. Mexico.

Invited Speaker

Christiansen, M. S. (November, 2017). Technology use vs. Technology integration: Best approaches in CALL. Invited Featured Speaker at MEXTESOL’s 44th International Conference in León, Gto. México.

Christiansen, M. S. (July, 2015). Computer-Assisted Language Learning and Personal Learning Spaces. Invited lecturer at the Centro de Idiomas Extranjeros “Ignacio Manuel Altamirano” in Chilpancingo, Guerrero, Mexico. Video Conference format.

Christiansen, M. S. (May, 2015). Academic writing: The road to publication. Invited lecturer at the University of Jyväskylä, Findland. Video Conference format.

Christiansen, M. S. (March, 2015). Optimizing your time with Google Calendar. Invited lecturer for the UTSA Coffee Break Series for Faculty and Staff in San Antonio, TX.

Christiansen, M. S. (September 2013). Language Varieties and Identity Construction: Analysis of linguistic practices on Facebook. The Beulah Book Lecture Series Fall 2013. Manchester University, North Manchester, IN.

Juárez López, M. S. (February 2009). The use of audience as means to build multi-competent writers. 1st International Colloquium on Foreign Language Research, Mexico.

What is your motivation and inspiration panel.” Academic Student Achievement Program (ASAP). Multicultural Affairs IPFW. Fort Wayne, IN. (December 2006).

TEACHING ACTIVITIES

List of Formal Courses Taught

Bicultural and Bilingual Studies Department

University of Texas at San Antonio

BBL 2003 Language, Culture, and Society – Undergraduate level

BBL 3013 Language Analysis and Bilingualism – Undergraduate level

BBL 3053 Literacy in a second Language – Undergraduate level

BBL 5123 Sociolinguistics and Education – MA level

BBL 7083 Technology for Qualitative Research – PhD level

ESL 5033 L2 Reading and Writing – MA level

ESL 5043 Teaching Listening and Speaking in an L2 – MA level

ESL 5073 Computer-Assisted Language Learning – MA/PhD level

ESL 6063 Advanced Literacy in L2 – MA/PhD level

ESL 6943 Internship in TESL – MA level

2014 – Present

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

Presenter, TESOL/Applied Linguistics Brown Bag Series Faculty Advisor, COEHD Open House

Workshop Organizer, Writing Center, UTSA

MEXTESOL Reviewer - Editorial Review Board Member

University of Guanajuato, Editorial Review Board Member, Universidad de Guanajuato

Ad Hoc Reviewer

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Reviewer of conference proposals for International TESOL Conference 2010 – Present

Reviewer of conference proposals for AAAL Conference 2017

Organizing committee member for the Regional Writing Centers Association Conference 2006

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP

American Association of Applied Linguistics (AAAL)

American Anthropological Association (AAA)

Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

INTESOL, OHIO TESOL, and MEXTESOL

Symposium on Second Language Writing (SSLW)

COMMUNITY SERVICE/PERFORMANCES

Founder, Advisor, Performer, Ballet Folklórico de UTSA, University of Texas at San Antonio, Jan 2017

Performer, “Nuevo León” to help raise funds for Domésticas Unidas de San Antonio and the National Domestic Workers Alliance at the Esperanza Center for Peace and Justice. October 2016.  

Performer, “Posada Navideña” at the Guadalupe Arts Cultural Center in San Antonio, TX, Dec 2016

Performer, “Catrinas” for Day of the Dead for the Guadalupe Arts Cultural Center in San Antonio, TX, Oct/Nov 2015

Speaker and Performer, “Sones Jarochos” for Latino Arts for Humanity during the Columbus MidWest Fair Trade, April 2012.

Presenter, “Second Language Writing Caucus” during the 2010 TESOL conference in Boston, March 2010.

Speaker and Performer, “Folkloric Dances of Mexico” during the Talent Show in the Foreign and Second Language Education Department at OSU School of Education and Human Ecology, April 2009.

Performer, “Typical/Folkloric Dances of the region of Veracruz” during the 2006 IPFW Hispanic Heritage Month Celebrations. September/October 2006.

Performer and Instructor of Jarocho Dances to the Phoenix Latina Group in Fort Wayne for the “2005 Fiesta Fort Wayne.” Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration. May – October 2005.

Interpreter and Translator, “Hispanic Leadership Coalition North East Indiana” to members of the HLCN group in Fort Wayne, IN. August 2005.

Director/Instructor, “ESL Basic Classes” to community members of Saint Patrick Catholic Church (a primarily Spanish and Vietnamese speaking community) in Fort Wayne, IN. 2004-2005.

LANGUAGES

English and Spanish (professional and academic oral and written proficiency)

French (basic oral and written proficiency)

Japanese (basic oral and written proficiency)