Polina Vinogradova, Ph.D. is Hurst Senior Professorial Lecturer and TESOL Program Director in the Department of World Languages and Cultures at American University (Washington, DC, USA). Her research focuses on the use of digital stories in English language education and on postmethod pedagogy and advocacy in TESOL. Most recently, she has been studying the role of a pedagogy of multiliteracies and postmethod in TESOL candidates’ empowerment. She is a co-editor (with TIRF Trustee Joan Kang Shin) of Contemporary Foundations for Teaching English as an Additional Language: Pedagogical Approaches and Classroom Applications (Routledge, 2021) and has published her award-winning work in notable edited volumes and academic journals.
Dr. Vinogradova has worked with English language teachers and learners from around the world and contributed to the TESOL International Association and its affiliate, WATESOL, in various leadership roles. She holds a PhD in Language, Literacy and Culture from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) and has MA degrees in TESOL from the University of Northern Iowa and in Intercultural Communication from UMBC. Her undergraduate degree is in Chemistry and TESOL from Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia (St. Petersburg, Russia).