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Sonya Fix teaches ESL writing, communication, graduate theory, and criticism for ESL learners. She received a B.A. from Eastern Michigan University in English Linguistics and Literature as a Presidential Scholar and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Linguistics from New York University, where she was a MacCracken Fellow and a Dean's Dissertation Fellow. Fix's sociolinguistic research focuses on racial, ethnic, and regional variation in American English, second dialect acquisition, inter-ethnic group communication, and language, identity and subjectivity. She has published articles in the journals of Language and Communication, Lingua, the University of Pennsylvania Working Papers in Linguistics. She has spend her career teaching ESL, TESOL methods, and linguistics to diverse post-secondary, undergraduate and graduate populations. At CCAD, Fix also co-advises the International Student Association and Talk Club, a game and interaction-based conversational English club.