After receiving her Ph.D., Christine Pearson Casanave worked at Keio University's Shonan Fujisawa Campus from 1990 to 2003. Since 2004 she has been affiliated with Temple University in Japan, where she currently advises doctoral students who are writing qualitative dissertations. Her authored and edited publications focus on qualitative inquiry into graduate and professional academic literacy practices, second language writing, dissertation writing, and writing for publication. She serves on several journal editorial boards and from 2012 has been a Visiting Scholar at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey.

Recent publications:

  • Casanave, C. P. (2020). During the Dissertation: A Textual Mentor for Doctoral Students in the Process of Writing. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.
  • Casanave, C. P. (2019). Performing Expertise in Doctoral Dissertations: Thoughts on a Fundamental Dilemma Facing Doctoral Students and Their Supervisors. Journal of Second Language Writing, 27, 57-62.
  • Casanave, C. P. (2019). Working with Doctoral Dissertation Writers. In G. Barkhuizen (Ed.), Qualitative Research Topics in Language Teacher Education (pp. 15-20). UK: Routledge/Taylor & Francis.
  • Casanave, C. P. (2019). Does Writing for Publication Ever Get Easier? Some Reflections from an Experienced Scholar. In P. Habibie & K. Hyland (Eds.), Novice Writers and Scholarly Publication: Authors, Mentors, Gatekeepers (pp. 135-151). New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Casanave, C. P. (2018). Qualitative Approaches to Studying Second Language Writing. In J. Liontas (Ed.), The TESOL Encyclopedia of English Language Teaching. Oxford: Wiley Blackwell.
  • Casanave, C. P. (2017). Controversies in Second Language Writing: Dilemmas and Decisions in Research and Instruction (2nd edition). Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.
  • Casanave, C. P. (2017). Representing the Self Honestly in Published Research. In J. McKinley & H. Rose (Eds.), Doing Research in Applied Linguistics: Realities, Dilemmas and Solutions (pp. 235-243). London: Routledge.
  • Casanave, C. P. (2016). What Advisors Need to Know about the Invisible "Real Life" Struggles of Doctoral Dissertation Writers. In S. Simpson, M. Cox, N. Caplan, & T. Phillips (Eds.), Graduate Writing Support: Research, Pedagogy, Program Design (pp. 97-116). Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.
  • Casanave, C. P. (2016). Qualitative Inquiry in L2 Writing. In R. M. Manchón & P. K. Matsuda (Eds.), Handbook of Second and Foreign Language Writing (pp. 497-517). Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton.
  • Casanave, C. P. (2015). Case Studies. In B. Paltridge & A. Phakiti (Eds.), Research Methods in Applied Linguistics: A Practical Resource (pp. 119-135). London: Bloomsbury Publishing.
  • Casanave, C. P. & Li, Y. (2015). Novices' Struggles with Conceptual and Theoretical Framing in Writing Dissertations and Papers for Publication. Publications 2015, 3(2), 104-119. DOI: 
  • Casanave, C. P. (2014). Before the Dissertation: A Textual Mentor for Doctoral Students at Early Stages of a Research Project. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.

Ph.D., Stanford University