sociocultural linguistics; linguistic anthropology; language and identity (gender, sexuality, religion); interaction; language policy; multimodal communication
2008 B.A., Language and Linguistics, Baylor University
2010 M.A., Linguistics, University of Texas at Austin
As a sociocultural linguist, I study how people use language and embodied resources to create identities and cultures. My M.A. research focused on the pragmatic use of laughter to mitigate disagreement in conversation, and my current research focuses on the discourses of sexual ethics among Baptists in the United States. For more information on my research projects and CV, please visit my website.