Suranjana Barua is an Associate Professor of Linguistics at the Indian Institute of Information Technology Guwahati (IIITG). After completing her MA, MPhil and PhD from the University of Delhi, she worked at the Centre for Assamese, Tezpur University, Assam, before joining IIITG. Her current areas of academic interest are sociolinguistics, gender studies, and the socio-cultural and political history of Assam. She has served as a language consultant for various organizations across India, and is an accredited aviation English expert and trainer under the Ministry of Civil Aviation, Government of India. Barua has several research articles to her credit, published in books and journals. She is also a well-known translator from Assamese to English, and has translated works by eminent litterateurs including Rajanikanta Bordoloi, Arun Sarma, Golap Khound, Chandraprabha Saikiani, Bishnu Prasad Rabha, Bhupen Hazarika and Indira (Mamoni Raisom) Goswami. She is an editorial committee member of the journal Language and Language Teaching.