I am an applied linguist working in the areas of Slavic linguistics, discourse analysis, gender linguistics, political and media language, as well as language pedagogy and second language acquisition in Ukrainian.
Currently I am Team lead of the Nationalities, Culture and Language Policies research cluster of the Research Initiative on Democratic Reforms in Ukraine international research project.
I author University level Ukrainian language textbooks, one of which, Ukrainian Through Its Living Culture, (University of Alberta Press, 2010) has won the 2012 AATSEEL Book prize for “Best Contribution to Language Pedagogy”.
My web-based textbook Ukrainian for Professional Communication was published by the University of Alberta Press and is an open-access resource: https://businessukrainian.com
In collaboration with Olena Sivachenko, Oksana Perets and Sergiy Kozakov, I am finalizing the textbook
ПОДОРОЖІ.UA: Ukrainian for Beginners. Blended-learning model [in progress; forthcoming]