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MemberMd. Mijanur Rahman

…Doctor of Philosophy (2015-Present), English Studies, Illinois State University, Normal, IL

Master of Arts (2006), English, University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh

Bachelor of Arts (2005), English, University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh…

An English Studies scholar devoted to university teaching for about eight years, I am currently pursuing my PhD degree at Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois. My scholarly interests are in the intersection of applied linguistics and composition studies, especially in areas like English for Specific/Academic Purposes, Composition studies, and writing across the curriculum. 

MemberJan Christopher Susina

Jan Susina is a professor of English at Illinois State University where he specializes in courses on children’s and adolescent literature, Victorian studies, and visual narratives. His bookThe Place of Lewis Carroll in Children’s Literature (Routledge 2009, 2011), examines how the author of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland significantly changed not only literature for children but book publishing as well. Interviews with Susina about children’s and adolescent literature and Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland in particular have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, NPR, Huffington Post, Newsweek, and USA Today. Susina has taught at Illinois State University, Kansas State University, Wheaton College in Massachusetts, and Indiana University-Bloomington.

MemberAntonio Luciano Tosta

Luciano Tosta is Associate Professor of Brazilian Literature and Culture at the University of Kansas. Before joining the faculty at KU, he taught at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. During his graduate studies at Brown University, Dr. Tosta taught at Harvard University, Boston University, and Rhode Island College. He received Harvard University’s Certificate of Distinction and Excellence in Teaching, and featured on the University of Illinois’s List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent. In Brazil he taught at the Federal and State Universities of Bahia.