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AILA 2021-2024 Committees

AILA has nine standing committees. They have three-year terms and all are appointed by the President who keeps in mind the need for geographic representation.

The Editorial Board of AILA Applied Linguistics Series

The Editorial Board of AILA Applied Linguistics Series oversees the planning and quality of future book publications. The committee is chaired by the Publications Coordinator. In addition, one Executive Board (EB) Member-at-Large, one member of the International Committee (IC) and three well-regarded scholars (selected by the Publications Coordinator in consultation with the President).

Chair:
Limin Jin, Beijing Foreign Studies University, China

Members:
Antje Wilton, Free University of Berlin, Germany
Anne Pitkänen-Huhta, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
Susanna Nocchi, Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland
Fabiola Ehlers-Zavala, Colorado State University, USA
Elke Strauke, University of Canberra, Australia 

The Editorial Board of AILA Review

The Editorial Board of AILA Review oversees the planning and quality of future issues. The committee is chaired by the Publications Coordinator. In addition, one Executive Board (EB) Member-at-Large, one member of the International Committee (IC) and two well-regarded scholars.

Editor-in-Chief:
Ee Ling Low, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Editorial Board Members:
Markus Bieswanger, University of Bayreuth, German
Masaki Oda, Tamagawa University, Japan
Andrea Sterzuk, University of Regina, Canada
Lawrence Zhang Jun, University of Auckland, New Zealand

The Endorsements Committee

The Endorsements Committee scouts policies already (or not yet) endorsed by our national affiliates and makes suggestions for global endorsements to the AILA EBIC. The committee is chaired by the Vice President and is made up of at least two additional members: one EB member and one IC member.

Chair:
Kyria Finardi, Federal University of Espiritu Santo, Brazil

Members:
Ludwig Tan, Singapore University of Social Sciences, Singapore
Tarja Nikula, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
Azirah Hashim, Universiti Malaya, Malaysia

The Honorary Award Committee

The Honorary Award Committee has as its purpose to administer the selection of Honorary Members. It is chaired by a member-at-large and includes three members of the International Committee (IC).

Chair:
María Luisa Carrió-Pastor, Universitat Politécnica de Valencia

Members:
Kyria Finardi, Federal University of Espiritu Santo, Brazil
Patricia Duff, University of British Colombia, Canada
Susanto Saman, Bandar Lampung University, Indonesia

IACC Committee

Chair:
Azirah Hashim, Universiti Malaya, Malaysia

Members:
Daniel Perrin, Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Winterthur, Switzerland
Kyria Finardi, Federal University of Espiritu Santo, Brazil
Laura Gurzynski-Weiss, Indiana University, USA
Christina Gitsaki, Zayed University, UAE

Nominating Committee

The Nominating Committee is charged with the responsibility of creating a viable group of candidates for each of the Executive Board (EB) positions. The committee is chaired by the Past President and is made up of two additional members: one EB member and one member of the International Committee (IC). 

Chair:
Daniel Perrin, Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland

Members:
Markus Bieswanger, University of Bayreuth, German
Masaki Oda, Tamagawa University, Japan

ReN Committee

The ReN committee oversees all matters pertaining to ReN activities including decisions about approval and continuation of ReNs. The committee is chaired by the ReN coordinator. In addition, one member-at-large and three members of the International Committee (IC) will serve on the committee.

Chair:
Glenda El Gamal, Khalifa University, UAE

Members:
Susanna Nocchi, Technological University Dublin, Ireland
Petteri Laihonen, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
Francisco Cortes, Universidad de La Laguna, Spain
Shameem Rafiq Galea, SEGI University, Malaysia

Solidarity Awards Committee

The Solidarity Award Committee has as its purpose to administer the selection of awardees for each World Congress. The committee is chaired by the Vice President, its members are two members of the International Committee (IC). One of them is the IC representative from the upcoming AILA World Congress host country.

Chair:
Kyria Finardi, Federal University of Espírito Santo, Brazil

Members:
Gregory Miras, Université de Rouen Normandie, France
Shameem Galea, SEGI University, Malaysia
Karina Fascinetto Zago, Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla, Mexico

Strategic Collaboration Committtee

The Strategic Collaboration Committee ensures strategic collaboration with globally relevant organizations with overlapping strategic objectives and evaluates new potential collaboration partners. The committee is co-chaired by the President and an additional member and is made up of at least two additional members: one EB member and one IC member or co-opted member.

Chairs:
Markus Bieswanger, University of Bayreuth, Germany
Azirah Hashim, Universiti Malaya, Malaysia

Members:
Kyria Finardi, Federal University of Espírito Santo, Brazil
Bernd Rüschoff, Universität Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Christina Gitsaki, Zayed University, UAE