Associate Teaching Professor of Sociolinguistics Coordinator, AMESALL Language Programs
Office: 15 Seminary Place Room 5122, College Avenue Campus
Office Hours: By Appointment
Ed.D. International and Transcultural Studies (Educational Linguistics), Columbia University
Ed.M. International and Transcultural Studies (Educational Linguistics), Columbia University
M.A. Applied Linguistic/TESOL, City University of New York
M.A. Historical Linguistics (Old, Middle and New Iranian Languages), University of Tehran
Borjian, M. (2017). Language and Globalization: An Autoethnographic Approach. New York and London: Routledge.
Borjian, M. (2013). English in Post-Revolutionary Iran: From Indigenization to Internationalization. Bristol, Buffalo and Toronto: Multilingual Matters.
Journal Special Edition
Borjian, M. & Häberl, C. (eds.) (2016). Middle Eastern Languages in Diasporic USA Communities. International Journal of the Sociology of Language, 237.Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.
Book Chapters and Articles
Borjian, M. (2017). The Diverging Images of Globalization: A Journey in Books and Photos. In M. Borjian (ed.), Language and Globalization: An Autoethnographic Approach. New York and London: Routledge (forthcoming).
Borjian, M. (2017). Introduction. In M. Borjian (ed.), Language and Globalization: An Autoethnographic Approach. New York and London: Routledge (forthcoming).
Borjian, M. (2016). Issues and Challenges in Constructing Identity in an Adopted Home: Being an Iranian Professor in America. In A. Komisarof & H. Zhu (eds.), Crossing Boundaries: Weaving Work, Life, and Scholarship. Routledge.
Borjian, M. & Häberl, C. (2016). Introduction: At the Intersection of Language and Social Variables: The Case of Middle Eastern Languages in the United States. International Journal of Sociology of Language, 237. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter
Borjian, M. (2015). Bridge or Wall? The English Language in Iran. In N. Wadham-Smith (ed.), Didgah--New Perspectives on Iran-UK Cultural Relations. London: The British Council.
Borjian, M. (2014). Language-Education Policies and International Institutions: The World Bank’s and UNESCO’s Global Framework. Language Problems and Language Planning, 38/1: 1-18.
Shirazi, R. & Borjian, M. (2013). Persian Bilingual and Community Education among Iranian-Americans in New York City. In O. Garcia, Z. Zakharia, B. Otcu (eds.), Bilingual Community Education and Multilingualism: Beyond Heritage Languages in a Global City (pp. 154-168). Bristol, Buffalo and Toronto: Multilingual Matters.
Borjian, M. & Borjian, H. (2011). Plights of Persian in the Modernization Era. In Joshua Fishman and Ofelia Garcia (eds.), Handbook of Language and Ethnic Identity: The Success-Failure Continuum in Language and Ethnic Identity Efforts (Volume 2) (pp. 254-67). Oxford & New York: Oxford University Press.
Borjian, M. (2011). The Rise and Fall of a Partnership: The British Council and Iran (2001-2009). International Journal of Iranian Studies, 44/4: 541-62.
Borjian, M. (2010). Policy Privatization and Empowerment of Sub-National Forces: The Case of Private English Language Institutes in Iran. Viewpoints Special Edition: Middle East Institute (MEI) Series on Higher Education and the Middle East (vol. 1): Serving the Knowledge-Based Economy, 1: 58-61. DC: the Middle East Institute
Borjian, H. & Borjian, M. (2008). The Last Galesh Herdsman: Ethno-Linguistic Materials from South Caspian Rainforests. International Journal of Iranian Studies, 41 (3): 365-402.
Borjian, H. & Borjian, M. (2007). Mysterious Memories of a Woman: Ethno-Linguistic Materials from Rural Mazandaran. Iran and the Caucasus, 11 (2): 226-254.
Borjian, H. & Borjian, M. (2007). Marriage Rites in South Caspian Villages: Ethnographic and Linguistics Materials from Mazandaran. Oriental Archive: Quarterly Journal of African and Asian Studies, 75 (2): 191-214.
Introduction to Discourse Analysis
Language and Globalization
Language and Society in Africa, the Middle East, and South Asia
Language and Colonialism
Persian Language and Culture