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Hyun-Sook Kang earned her Ph.D. in Educational Linguistics from the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education in 2007, and prior to her post in EPOL, she was on the faculty in the Linguistics Department at Illinois, Illinois State University, and the University of Texas at San Antonio. She is currently serving as Co-Editor of Journal of Language, Identity, and Education.

Research Interests

Hyun’s research interests center on language learning and practice in relation to transnational mobility, such as immigration and study abroad. Her works have appeared in international peer-reviewed journals, such as Bilingual Research Journal, Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, Language Awareness, Modern Language Journal, and TESOL Quarterly. Her research has been supported by the Academy of Korean Studies, Cambridge Michigan Language Assessment, Language Learning Small Grant Program, and U of I GATE Program.


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