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Areas of Expertise
- Social Media
- Quantitative Sociolinguistics
- Linguistics Outreach
- M.A. English (Concentration Linguistics), North Carolina State University (2018)
- B.A. Theatre and Cinema, Performance Focus, Virginia Tech (2016)
My research interests currently include examining the relationship between LGBTQ+ speaking styles and the perceptions of those styles (both in the community and outside of the community), online discourses concerning violence against women and sexual assault, and the perception of perceived characteristics of women's speech. I work in both quantitative and qualitative methodologies in my research.
At the moment I'm working on the examining perception of creak in young women's voices and how it effects judgments on professionalism, additionally, I'm working on a project analyzing the recycling, rekeying, and reframing of #MeToo on Twitter, in addition to examining what #MeToo's changing meaning means for examining hashtags as deictic framing tools on Twitter.