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Saeed Rezaei is currently an Associate Professor of Applied Linguistics at the Languages and Linguistics Center of Sharif university of Technology where he teaches both undergrad and postgraduate courses. He started teaching as a lecturer at Sharif in 2009 and later in 2014 became an Assistant Professor. He received both his MA and PhD in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) from Allameh Tabataba’i University and his BA in English Literature from the University of Isfahan. 

Saeed Rezaei is teaching TESOL, Academic Writing, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, Discourse Analysis, Research Methods and Seminar to postgraduate students and General English and ESP courses to undergraduate students. His areas of interest are primarily in social issues in TESOL and linguistics, the role of culture and identity in language education, discourse analysis, sociolinguistics, minority languages in Iran, and second language writing.

In the past few years he has presented in different conferences and universities including Macquarie University (2012), University of Technology Sydney (2012), University of Murcia, Spain (2016), University of Amsterdam (2016), Autonomous University of Barcelona (2016), University of Auckland (2018), University of Leiden (2019), Kobe University, Japan (2020) and University of Jyväskylä, Finland (2021).


  • 2009-2013:¬†PhD (TEFL), Allameh Tabataba‚Äôi University, Tehran, Iran
  • 2007-2009:¬†M.A. (TEFL), Allameh Tabataba‚Äôi University, Tehran, Iran
  • 2003-2007:¬†B.A. (English Language &¬†Literature), University of Isfahan, Iran

Visiting Posts

  • Sep-Nov 2021:¬†Visiting Fellow, University of Jyv√§skyl√§, Jyv√§skyl√§, Finland
  • July 2012-Feb 2013:¬†Visiting Scholar, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia

Areas of Interest 

  • Language, Culture and Identity
  • Language and Society
  • Discourse Analysis
  • Academic Writing and Discourse

Professional Experience 

  • 2019-Now¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran
    Associate Professor 
  • Sep 2021-Nov 2022 University of Jyv√§skyl√§, Jyv√§skyl√§, Finland
    Visiting Fellow 
  • 2014-2019 ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran
    Assistant Professor
  • 2009-2014 ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran
  • Jul 2012-Feb 2013 ¬†Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
    Visiting Scholar

Academic and Administrative Responsibilities 

  • 2020-Now Head of Language Center, Sharif University of Technology, International Campus, Kish Island
  • 2017-2021¬†Vice Dean¬†of Education, Languages and Linguistics Center, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran
  • 2015- 2017 Coordinator of Biweekly Seminars, Languages and Linguistics Center, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran
  • 2015-2017 Head of English Language Minor Program, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran

Workshops by me

  1. Intercultural Issues for Teaching Persian to the Speakers of Other Languages, January 2020, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, International College
  2. Anti-Plagiarism Pedagogy in Academic Writing. Workshop held at Sharif University of Technology for TEFL students, June 2016
  3. Academic Writing for Graduate students of TESOL, Khatam University
  4. Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) in Language Research. Workshop held at Sharif University of Technology for TEFL students, February 2015
  5. Statistics and SPSS in Language Research. Workshop held at Sharif University of Technology for TEFL students, October 2014
  6. Proposal Writing in TEFL and Linguistics. Workshop held at Sharif University of Technology for TEFL students, December 2014

Conference Organizer/Chair 

Editorial Board

  1. Member of the Editorial Board: Intercultural Communication Education (2020-now)

Reviewer in Scholarly Journals 

  1. Reviewer: Discourse, Context and Media (Elsevier)
  2. Reviewer: International Social Science Journal (Wiley-Blackwell)
  3. Reviewer: Anthropological Notebook (Slovenian Anthropological Society)
  4. Reviewer: Diaspora, Indigenous, and Minority Education: Studies of Migration, Integration, Equity, and Cultural Survival (DIME) (Routledge)
  5. Reviewer: Critical Inquiry in Language Studies (Routledge)
  6. Reviewer: Journal of Further and Higher Education (Routledge)
  7. Reviewer: International Journal of Multilingualism (Routledge)
  8. Reviewer: TESOL Quarterly (Wiley)
  9. Reviewer: Revista Espa√Īola de Ling√ľ√≠stica Aplicada/Spanish Journal of Applied Linguistics¬†(John Benjamins)
  10. Reviewer: Open Linguistics (Mouton de Gruyter)
  11. Reviewer: Social Identities: Journal for the study of race, nation and culture (Taylor & Francis)
  12. Reviewer: Iranian Studies (Taylor & Francis)
  13. Reviewer: Lingua (Elsevier)
  14. Reviewer: Open Learning: The Journal of Open and Distance Learning (Taylor & Francis)
  15. Reviewer: Educational Research for Policy and Practice (Springer)
  16. Reviewer: Journal of Cognitive Science (Seoul National University)
  17. Reviewer: Journal of Language Horizons (Al-Zahra University, Iran)
  18. Reviewer: Issues in Language Teaching¬†(Allameh Tabataba’i University, Iran)
  19. Reviewer: Language, Culture & Curriculum (Taylor & Francis)
  20. Reviewer:Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching (Adam Mickiewicz University Press, Poland)
  21. Reviewer: Linguistic Landscape: An International Journal (John Benjamins)
  22. Reviewer: Language Policy (Springer)
  23. Reviewer: Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics / Revue canadienne de linguistique appliquée (Canadian Association of Applied Linguistics)
  24. Reviewer: Journal of Education, Citizenship and Justice (SAGE)
  25. Reviewer: Journal of Language, Identity & Education (Taylor & Francis)
  26. Reviewer: Iranian Journal of English for Academic Purposes (Chabahar University, Iran)
  27. Reviewer: Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development (Taylor & Francis)
  28. Reviewer: Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research (Urmia University, Iran)
  29. Reviewer: Journal of Academic Ethics (Springer)
  30. Reviewer: Language Related Research (Tarbiat Modares University, Iran)
  31. Reviewer: Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication (Mouton de Gruyter)