Suresh Canagarajah is Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of Applied Linguistics, English and Asian Studies at Penn State University. His recent publication Translingual Practice won AAAL’s inaugural best book award, in addition to the BAAL book prize and the MLA Shaughnessy Award. He is currently studying skilled migration in relation to neoliberal communicative policies and workplace practices. He is a former President of AAAL and editor of the TESOL Quarterly. Suresh had his education and started teaching in Sri Lanka, from where he was forced to flee the ethnic violence in 1994.