Sarah Hopkyns is an Assistant Professor in the College of Education at Zayed University, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. She has previously taught in Tokyo, Japan and Vancouver, Canada. She holds a PhD in Applied Linguistics from the University of Leicester, UK. Sarah’s research interests include English-medium instruction (EMI) in higher education, global Englishes, cultural identities, linguistic landscaping, multilingualism and translingual practice. She has presented her research at numerous international conferences including AAAL, AERA and IATEFL, and published widely in journals such as World Englishes, Asian Englishes, and Multilingua. She has also written chapters in many edited volumes published by Multilingual Matters, Routledge and Springer. She is the author of ‘The Impact of Global English on Cultural Identities in the United Arab Emirates: Wanted not Welcome’ (2020) published by Routledge. Sarah has received many research grants from her current university including the Provost’s Research Fellowship Award in Spring 2021 for her current research exploring linguistic identities in the Arabian Gulf.