I am Associate Professor in the departments of English, Anthropology, Comparative Literature, East Asian Studies, and Asian American Studies at the University of California, Irvine. I am also core faculty in the PhD program in Culture & Theory, core faculty in the Global Cultures undergraduate major, and an affiliate faculty member in the Center for Critical Korean Studies. Finally, I currently serve as Director of the Program in Academic English.
My recent research generally focuses on the sociolinguistics of globalization (e.g., global Englishes, multilingualism), critical applied linguistics (e.g., language ideology, cultural politics of language education), and cultural theory (e.g., transnationalism, ethnic/national identification). I have published on these topics in a range of journals. I have also published a monograph, The Politics of Translingualism: After Englishes, two co-edited volumes, one on Translinguistics: Negotiating Innovation and Ordinariness and one on Korean Englishes in Transnational Contexts, along with a co-edited special issue of the International Journal of Multilingualism.