I'm associate professor in linguistics in the Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics and director of the Graduate Program in Linguistics and Applied Linguistics at York University.

I'm a sociolinguist. My primary research interest is in multilingualism and language contact, especially as they relate to inequality and social justice. Recently I've worked mainly on interpreter-mediated interaction and on written discourse/linguistic landscape.

I hold a Ph.D. in Linguistics from New York University (2006) and an M.A. in Linguistics, Eastern-European History, and Comparative Literature (1998) from Universität zu Köln (Cologne, Germany)