My primary area of work and research is in applied linguistics in Slavic linguistics, discourse analysis, gender linguistics, political and media language, as well as language pedagogy and second language acquisition in Ukrainian.
In 2015-2018, I was Team Lead of the Nationalities, Culture and Language Policies research cluster of the Research Initiative on Democratic Reforms in Ukraine (RIDRU) international research project.
Since 2016 I have been collaborating with colleagues in Slavic Studies at the Dresden Technical University on a joint project "Ukrainian Identity: The Self and the Other in the Context of the Ukrainian Diaspora".
I author University level Ukrainian language textbooks. My advanced language textbook Ukrainian Through Its Living Culture, (University of Alberta Press, 2010) has won the 2012 AATSEEL Book prize for “Best Contribution to Language Pedagogy”.
And my open-access textbook Ukrainian for Professional Communication, published by the University of Alberta Press/ Pica Pica Press, was recognized with the 2018 Inaugural University of Alberta Open Educational Resources Award.
In collaboration with Olena Sivachenko, Sergiy Kozakov, Daria Polianska and Oksana Perets I am finalizing the textbook
ПОДОРОЖІ.UA: Ukrainian for Beginners. Blended-learning model [in progress; forthcoming]