September 8, 2008 / Theology
In this interview, Suresh Canagarajah discusses global English education and changes taking place in the field.
Suresh Canagarajah, William J. and Catherine Craig Kirby Professor in Language Learning at Pennsylvania State University, is one of the leading scholars exploring the global use of English. Originally from Sri Lanka, professor Canagarajah researches English in a variety of contexts throughout the world and has done work in areas as wide-ranging as bilingualism, discourse analysis, academic writing, critical pedagogy, and postcolonial theory. He is the author of several books, including Resisting Linguistic Imperialism in English Language Teaching, which examines English teaching in postcolonial settings, and A Geopolitics of Academic Writing, which provides a critical analysis of academic publishing. Professor Canagarajah has been the editor of TESOL Quarterly, the flagship academic journal of the TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) organization, since 2005.