I am presently an associate professor in the College of Education at Michigan State University, which probably doesn't say much about me. I teach, research, and write about topics related to multilingualism & the humanities, curriculum and social thought, and language politics.  I have always been fascinated by the way people relate to language in society: the way we learn languages; the way we perceive languages as markers of citizenship; the way we invent the world through language, and how we hold on to ideas about language and often won't let them go. I probably worry too much about language.  Whenever I manage to free myself from life's obligations, I enjoy listening to music, watching horror films, spending time at the movies with my family, and training for endurance sports.