Elena Tarasheva is Lecturer of English Studies at New Bulgarian University. She received her PhD in Computational Linguistics, and has specialised in cultural studies and corpus linguistics. Her book Repetitions of Word Forms in Texts was published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing in 2011 and presents the findings of her doctoral thesis. She is the author of a controversial article exploring the place of Eastern European researchers in international discourse in the journal Discourse and Society. She has also authored chapters in the books Developing Intercultural Competence in Practice and Global Citizenship in the English Language Classroom.