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I am an Assistant Professor in the College of Humanities and Education at KIMEP University in Almaty, Kazakhstan. My research focuses on how language ideologies interact with ethnic and national identities, particularly as mediated through the education system. (See more about my research here.) My monograph “Revivals, Nationalism, and Linguistic Discrimination: Threatening Languages,” coauthored with Umberto Ansaldo, was published by Routledge in 2020.

In 2015, I received my Ph.D. from the University of Hong Kong, where I undertook an ethnographic study of language ideologies and ethnic/national identity among South Asian students in Hong Kong. I have previously worked as a a lecturer at the University of Hong Kong and as a lecturer in English Language/Sociolinguistics at the University of Leeds, UK. I completed my master’s degree at the University of Oxford and my B.A./B.S. at Truman State University in Missouri, U.S.A.

Please contact me at: kfleming@kimep.kz