وغ حهذMehdi Babaei is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Integrated Studies in Education at McGill University. His research interests include language and identity, multilingualism, critical sociolinguistics, and TESOL teacher education. He has been actively involved in three areas of teaching, research, and translation over the past few years.  In his doctoral research, Mehdi is interested in exploring how multilingual immigrants with higher education qualifications perceive their language learning experiences in intercultural Québec, how they are invested in learning French as an additional language, what barriers they perceive, and how their new identities are constructed and negotiated through their use of multiple languages.