Jaffer Sheyholislami is an assistant professor at the School of Linguistics and Language Studies, Carleton University, Canada. Committed to a critical understanding of the function of language and discourse in social life, his teaching and research interests include critical discourse studies, language and national and ethnic identity, minority language media, and language policy and planning. In his PhD thesis he investigated the interface between national identity, language and new media focusing on the Kurds. His current research focuses on Kurdish language planning and policy.
School of Linguistics and Language Studies, Carleton University, Canada