Hillman, Sara individual record
Assistant Professor

I am an applied linguist with specialization in the interdisciplinary fields of second language studies and sociolinguistics. My research focuses on language ideologies; language learner identities and emotions; English medium instruction and transnational higher education in the Arabian Peninsula; global Englishes; and Arabic heritage language learners. My work has appeared in international journals such as TESOL Quarterly, System, Multilingua, and World Englishes. I am currently editing a special journal issue on the emotional impact of English medium instruction (EMI) in higher education.

education and training
selected publications
Academic Articles11
  • Hillman, S., Graham, K. M., & Eslami, Z. R (2021). EMI and the international branch campus. Australian Review of Applied Linguistics. 44(2), 229-252.
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  • Graham, K. M., Eslami, Z. R., & Hillman, S (2021). From English as the medium to English as a medium: Perspectives of EMI students in Qatar. System. 99, 102508-102508.
  • Hillman, S., Selvi, A. F., & Yazan, B (2021). A scoping review of world Englishes in the Middle East and North Africa. World Englishes. 40(2), 159-175.
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  • Ahmad, R., & Hillman, S (2021). Laboring to communicate: Use of migrant languages in COVID-19 awareness campaign in Qatar. Multilingua. 40(3), 303-337.
  • Hillman, S. K (2015). Basic Arabic for health care professionals. Trace, J., Hudson, T., & Brown, J. D. (Eds.), Developing Courses in Languages for Specific Purposes. 35-47. University of Hawai'i.
Conference Papers3
  • Amani, S., Youssef, E., Alagha, R., Hillman, S., & Ruimi, A (2021). “This is a Very Male Job”: Challenges Encountered by Females During Recruitment and Hiring for Engineering Jobs in Qatar. 2021 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access Proceedings, 2021 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access.
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  • Hillman, S., & Salama, G (2018). Female Participation in Engineering Fields: Successes, Challenges, and Recommendations in a Non-western Context. TEACHING AND LEARNING IN A DIGITAL WORLD, Teaching and Learning in a Digital World. 716, 323-331.
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  • Hillman, S., Salama, G., Ocampo Eibenschutz, E., Awadh, S., & El Said, L (2017). Being Female and an Engineering Student in Qatar: Successes, Challenges, and Recommendations. 2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition Proceedings, 2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition. 2017-June(Women in Engineering Division Technical Sessi),
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mailing address
Texas A&M University; Qatar Campus; 4251 TAMUQ
College Station, TX 77843-4251