Martha Sidury Christiansen

Assistant Professor
Bicultural-Bilingual Studies



Dr. Sidury Christiansen is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Bicultural-Bilingual Studies, College of Education and Human Development at the University of Texas at San Antonio. She earned a Ph.D. in Foreign, Second, and Multilingual Language Education from The Ohio State University in 2013 after completing MA coursework in Rhetoric & Composition/Linguistics (2007) and a Graduate TESOL Certificate at Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne (2007), and a BA in English Language Teaching from the Universidad Veracruzana in Mexico (2002). Dr. Christiansen began her career as an EFL teacher in Mexico teaching various age and educational levels, and as an ESL teacher in the U.S. teaching recently arrived immigrant adolescents and adult refugees. She has also taught ESL composition to international students. During the 2013-2014 academic year, Dr. Christiansen was a Visiting Assistant Professor at Miami University in Ohio. All these experiences motivated her research interests in sociolinguistics and second language writing. Her research foci is on transnational bilinguals and English language learners’ engagement with each other in digital spaces, exploring the intersection between literacy and language ideologies, identities, and culture. She has published and presented at state, national, and international levels. 


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