Executive Council

Angelica Galante is an Assistant Professor in Language Education and Plurilingualism in the Faculty of Education at McGill University. Her research interests include mixed methods research, plurilingual and pluricultural competence, language pedagogy in multilingual settings, teacher education, drama in language learning, and cognition and emotion. For more information, visit her academic page and her research lab.


Caroline Payant is an Associate Professor and current director of the Department de didactique des langues à l’Université du Québec à Montréal, with a specialty in additional language learning and teaching. Her research focuses on how plurilingual learners mobilize their resources to create meaning in various communicative contexts. Her current project examines language discrimination with linguistic minorities.


Julie S. Byrd Clark is a Professor of Applied Linguistics at the Faculty of Education of Western University, Canada, specializing in the domains of sociolinguistics, bi-multilingual education, discourse analysis, ecological, and postmodern approaches for multilingual language teaching and learning. As an ethnographer, sociolinguist, and teacher she uses innovation research methodologies in order to capture some of the complexities and representations of people’s social and linguistic practices in their everyday lives. For more information, please visit Julie’s webpage.

Indigenous Languages Advocate
Martin Guardado is a Professor in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Alberta. His research interests straddle sociocultural and applied linguistics, with particular current emphases on Indigenous language revitalization in El Salvador as well as on the interplays between heritage language socialization and mixed-language family language policies in Alberta. For more information, please visit Martin’s website.

Sunny Man Chu Lau, Full Professor in the School of Education at Bishop’s University, Québec, is Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) in Integrated Plurilingual Teaching and Learning. She specialises in critical literacies, second language and plurilingual education, teaching English as a second language, participative-based research methodologies, and related teacher education. Please visit Sunny’s website for more information on her research and publications.

Communications Officer
Karla Culligan is an Assistant Professor at the Second Language Research Institute of Canada (L2RIC), in the Faculty of Education at the University of New Brunswick. Her research interests include bilingual/multilingual education, translanguaging practices, mathematics education, and teacher education. For more information, please visit Karla’s webpage.

Ava Becker is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Alberta. Her research interests are situated at the intersections of sociolinguistics, social semiotics, and applied linguistics. In her current projects, she is exploring the use of visual and aural modes in researching people’s lived experiences of language with particular attention to memory, emotion, embodiment, and language ideology. For more information, please visit Ava’s website.

Member at Large
Joël Thibeault is professor of French education at the University of Ottawa and adjunct professor at the University of Regina. His research focuses on the teaching and learning of French grammar within francophone minority settings, the use of children’s literature in the teaching of linguistic conventions, and the integrated teaching of French and English at school.
Student Member at Large
Hannah Keim is a master’s student in Second Language Education at McGill University. She works as a research assistant in the Plurilingual Lab at McGill and additionally as a French and English teacher in Montreal. She has also taught in Alberta as a French Immersion teacher. Her research interests include plurilingualism in French as a Second Language programs, teacher education and drama in French as a Second Language classrooms.

CJAL Co-Editor
Eva Kartchava is an Associate Professor of Applied Linguistics and TESL in the School of Linguistics and Language Studies at Carleton University. Her main research interest is to explore the processes involved in the acquisition of a second language in the classroom setting. Specifically, she is interested in and has published research on the relationship between corrective feedback and second language learning, noticeability of feedback, and the role of individual differences in the language learning process. For more information, please visit Eva’s website.
CJAL Co-Editor
Michael Rodgers is an Assistant Professor of Applied Linguistics and TESL in the School of Linguistics and Language Studies at Carleton University. His research is concentrated in two areas: language learning through viewing video, and vocabulary acquisition. His research on video has concerned comprehension of episodes of authentic television programs viewed with and without captions. Research on vocabulary acquisition has focused on word learning through viewing video, lexical coverage of television, movies and video games, and acquisition of formulaic sequences in the language classroom. For more information, please visit Michael’s website.

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Managing/Associate Editor
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Book Review Editor