J. M. Paiz

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Teaching Assistant Professor in EAP
Room 611
Academic Center
801 22nd Street NW
Washinton, District Of Columbia 20052
[email protected]

Dr. J. M. Paiz is a teaching assistant professor in the English for Academic Purposes Program at GW. They hold a doctorate in Teaching English as a Second Language. Their research interests include LGBTQ+ issues in applied linguistics and supporting neurodiverse language learners and educators. Prior to GW, they taught in ESL and writing programs at New York University – Shanghai, Wuhan University, Purdue University, and the University of Toledo.

Dr. Paiz recently completed work on their second edited collection, Intersectional Perspectives on LGBTQ+ Issues in Modern Language Teaching (Palgrave MacMillan), with Dr. James E. Coda of the University of Georgia and a team of brilliant, diverse contributors. They also recently published their first academic monograph on LGBTQ+-inclusive pedagogical practices in ELT (Queering the English Language Classroom: A Practical Guide for Teachers (Equinox UK)), which has received modest praise in scholarly reviews. They are currently working on extending this work to better address the needs of transgender and gender non-conforming students and educators in ELT and working to build an advocacy framework for neurodiverse leaners and educators, as they feel that no student (or teacher) should feel ill-at-east in the ELT classroom due to sexuality, gender, or accessibility considerations.


Recent Publications

  • Paiz, J. M., & Coda, J. E. (Eds.) (2021). Intersectional Perspectives on LGBTQ+ Issues in Modern Language Teaching and Learning. London: Palgrave MacMillan.

  • Paiz, J. M. (2021). Introducing LGBTQ+ issues: Dynamic negotiations for ELT practitioners. In Ł. Pakuła (Ed.). Linguistic Perspectives on Sexuality in Education: Representations, Constructions, and Negotiations (pp 399-425). Palgrave Macmillan. 

  • Paiz, J. M. (2020). Queering the English Language Classroom: A Practical Guide for Teachers. Sheffield, UK: Equinox.

  • Paiz, J. M. (2020). Preparing teachers to create LGBTQ+-inclusive classrooms. In J.K. Sin & P. Vinogradova (Eds.). Contemporary Foundations for Teaching English as an Additional Language: Pedagogical Approaches and Classroom Applications (pp. 300-307). New York: Routledge.

  • Gherwash, G., & Paiz, J. M. (2019). Building online writing labs: Recommendations for L2 writing content development. TESOL Journal.

  • Paiz, J. M. (2019). Queering practice: LGBTQ+ diversity and inclusion in English language teaching. Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 18(4), 266-275.