Mira Bekar is a PhD candidate in the Second Language Studies program at Purdue University, USA and is employed at Sts Cyril and Methodius University, Macedonia as a lector (senior language and writing lecturer). Her MA thesis explored the relation between linguistics and second-language writing. Her PhD thesis explores the performance of social action in online media. She has been teaching ESL/EFL and writing for 12 years now. She published several articles in Macedonian and English. Her research interests, as an applied linguist, vary from discourse analysis and second language writing to exploring the relationship between language and social interaction.