Amy Jo Minett


Professional Details

Title Associate Professor
Department English
Office Meier Hall 102F
Phone 978.542.2621
Email amyjo.minett@salemstate.edu
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Recent and Upcoming Courses

EDC 361 Culture and Context in Teaching Esl
EDS 770N Culture and Context in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
ENG 770N Culture and Context in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
ENL 109 Foundations of Writing (esl)
ENL 201 Introduction to Language
ENL 307 Introduction to Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
ENL 505 Creative Writing Thesis

Professional Biography

In addition to many years working with teachers and multilingual writers in higher education, I bring to Salem State's English TESOL program and the larger community extensive international experience in higher education. I've worked as a context-sensitive curriculum developer and teacher educator in Kurdistan, Iraq; at the Afghan Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Kabul, Afghanistan; at Balkh University in Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan; and throughout Central, Eastern, and Southeastern Europe, primarily in Hungary, Serbia, and the Transylvanian region of Romania. Most recently I taught a course in Nanjing, China.

Professional Interests

Peacebuilding and Social Justice through Language Teaching and Intercultural Communication

Teacher Education, Critical Pedagogy, and Reflective Practice

Critical Discourse Analysis

Discursive Constructions of English as an International Language

English, Democracy, Open Society, Security

The Role of English Language Teaching in Conflict, Post-Conflict, and Transition Countries

 

 

Responsibilities

Associate Professor, English/Graduate TESOL

Coordinator, First Year and Multilingual Writing

Graduate Coordinator, Certificate in Writing and Rhetoric

Principal Faculty Contact, Fulbright Iraqi Visiting Scholars Program, 2014

Member, multiple department and university committees and working groups

 

 

Selected Publications

Minett, A.J. (forthcoming 2022). Multilingualism and the formation of political consciousness: Stories from Hungary and beyond. In E. Hanc?-Azizoglu, S. Sahinkarakas, & D. Tannacito (Eds), Autoethnographic perspectives on multilingual life stories. IGI-Global.

Minett, A.J., Dietrich, S.E., & Ekici, D. (2022). Person to Person Peacebuilding, Intercultural Communications and English Language Teaching: Voices from the Virtual Intercultural Borderlands. Bristol, UK: Multilingual Matters.

Minett, A.J., Dietrich, S.E., & Ekici, D. (2021). Person-to-Person peacebuilding through intercultural communication: Discourse analysis of an online intercultural service-learning project with Afghanistan. In I. Chiluwa (Ed) Discourse and conflict: Analysing text and talk of conflict, hate and peacebuilding (pp. 355-380). Springerlink/Palgrave MacMillan.

Minett, A. J.(2009). Earth aches by midnight’: Helping ESL writers clarify their intended meaning.” In S. Bruce and B.A. Rafoth (Eds),  ESL writers: A guide for writing center tutors. Heinemann Boynton/Cook Publishers, 60-70. Print. 

Prose poem column ("Words in Italics") and poetry published in ColdnoonInternational Journal of Travel Writing and Travelling Cultures. Available at https://coldnoon.com/author/amy-jo-minett/

Poetry published in Poetry East, Poetry Northwest, The Jacaranda Review, The Wisconsin Academy Review. 

Selected Presentations

Paper presentation, "Person-to-Person Peacebuilding and Online Intercultural Service Learning with Afghanistan," for the Seventh International Conference on the Development and Assessment of Intercultural Competence, January 23-26, 2020, Tucson, Arizona. (With Drs. Sarah Dietrich and Didem Ekici).

Paper presentation, "Internationalizing the Curriculum: Intercultural Competence and Online Service Learning," for the Seventh International Conference on the Development and Assessment of Intercultural Competence, January 23-26, 2020, Tucson, Arizona. (With Drs. Sarah Dietrich and Didem Ekici).

Paper presentation, "Person to Person Peacebuilding and Intercultural Communication: Perspectives from an International Exchange," for the International Virtual Exchange Conference, October 25-26, 2019, Tacoma, Washington. (With Drs. Sarah Dietrich and Didem Ekici).

Minett, A.J., & Dietrich, S. (March, 2015; June, 2015). Intergroup Conflict and Identity: English Language Teaching and the Context of Iraq. American Association for Applied Linguistics Conference, Toronto, Canada; International Society for Language Studies, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Rintell, E., Ippolito, J., Leith, C., Minett, A.J., & Pomerantz, F. K. (2014, March). Lessons learned from unnatural conversations: The effects of using discussion-based protocols for reflecting and acting on ELL student literacy data. Presented at the annual American Association for Applied Linguistics Conference, Portland, OR. 

Minett, A.J. (2013, June). English, Aid, and Social Justice: An Exploration of the Role of English Language Teaching in the Building of Open Societies. International Society for Language Studies, San Juan, Puerto Rico.