Christine has conducted writing for publication workshops for students, faculty, researchers, and practitioners in disciplines ranging from Applied Linguistics to Thoracic Surgery and in a variety of countries, including Germany, Spain, Japan, Turkey, Uzbekistan, Ghana and Ethiopia. Her current research interests include academic writing in education, medicine, and business; the academic writing and writing for publication needs of scholars in developing countries; and the development of effective academic writing curricula.
What excites her most about her project in Russia is the opportunity to learn more about EAP writing instruction and research in Russia. Specifically, she hopes to understand the unique challenges and strengths of both Russian-speaking EAP writing instructors and Russian-speaking authors who need to write journal articles and other genres in English as part of their research activities. She is also curious about how current research on writing for publication in English might be relevant for research writing in Russian.
The writing genres related to research activities have been expanding and evolving over the past decade. It was once enough for EAP writing instruction to focus primarily on articles for publication. However, these days, authors in many fields may also need to produce such new genres as video abstracts and summaries of the their research papers for non-expert audiences. To promote their work they also even benefit from writing short texts for social media. Given these developments, she believes it is important to be aware of the changing research writing landscape and offering instruction on new, emerging genres. To develop a good understanding of this topic she recommends reading Research Genres Across Languages: Multilingual Communication Online written by Carmen Pérez-Llantada and published by Cambridge University Press.