Areas of interest: Language ideologies, English in South Korea, Language as performance.
Ian Schneider is a Ph.D. student in Applied Linguistics. His research interests revolve around the sociocultural positioning of English within South Korea including English language ideologies, educational policies, and classroom practices. He is also interested in language use, ideologies, and discourse surrounding the growth of Korean popular music (K-pop) as a global cultural export. He developed these interests after spending four years in South Korea working as a high school conversational English instructor and a teacher-educator. Beyond Korea, he also works on the sociolinguistics of narrative and performance including stylization and improvisational comedy. He approaches these interests from a mixed methods perspective, recruiting both qualitative and quantitative approaches.