Personal profile

Personal profile

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 practice and ideology in relation to global mobility, such as immigration and study abroad. Her recent research has examined student agency, belief, and identity in context with implications for teacher development and internationalization of education. She is also interested in ontological, epistemological, and methodological considerations in educational research. Her works have appeared in international peer-reviewed journals, such as American Journal of Distance Education, Bilingual Research Journal, Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, Language Awareness, Modern Language Journal, and TESOL Quarterly. 


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