From the AAALetter Editor

It is with an expression of heart-felt thanks to all contributors and readers that I wish to introduce this issue of the 

AAALetter. It has been an exciting year for all of us who have had the honor and privilege to serve our membership in the work we contribute to the Executive Committee (EC).

In this issue, members will get a clear sense of the effort of the EC in working towards bringing to fruition the work the membership has entrusted this body to address. This issue also recapitulates the great work that unfolded at this year’s conference, including that of various committees and task-forces formed to advance very specific initiatives. Update on upcoming opportunities with AILA are also included! Also, members will begin discovering what AAAL 2019 will offer!

Finally, in this issue, I have a special piece that I hope you will all appreciate and share with many others beyond AAAL: An interview with Suresh Canagarajah!