Ph.D. Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.
Concentration in Sociolinguistics. Dissertation title: Telling Disability: Identity construction in personal and vicarious narratives. Advisor: Dr. Heidi Hamilton
M.St. University of Oxford, United Kingdom.
Concentration in Sociolinguistics and Pragmatics. Thesis title: Be + like: A pragmatic approach to the quotative. Advisors: Dr. Deborah Cameron and Dr. David Cram
B.A. The College of William and Mary, Virginia.
Concentration in Linguistics and History. Thesis title: Prayer as Narrative in the 1549 English Book of Common Prayer. Advisor: Dr. Talbot Taylor
Forthcoming. Disseminating research on disability. Discourse Studies in Diverse Settings. Ed. L.G. Alatriste. Bristol: Multilingual Matters.
2017. An Imagined Community of Practice: Online discourse among wheelchair users. University of Bern. Linguistik Online. 87(8).
2015. Positioning selves with physical disabilities in narrative. Linking Discourse Studies to Professional Practice . Ed. L. G. Alatriste. Bristol: Multilingual Matters.
Recent Conference Papers
"She was like me": Identity construction in vicarious narratives. To be presented at Sociolinguistics Symposium 22, Auckland, New Zealand. June 2018.
"Fur babies" and "Pet Parents": Discourse about pets in the American linguistic landscape. To be presented at the Georgetown University Round Table on Languages and Linguistics, Washington, D.C. March 2018.
An Imagined Community of Practice: Online discourse among wheelchair users. Presented at the 3rd International Conference on Language, Linguistics, Literature, and Translation, Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Oman. November 2016.
'Everything is in working order': Wheelchair users' narratives of gender and sexuality. Presented to the American Anthropological Association, Denver, CO. November 2015.
'You can use your feet or your hands': Gesture in discourse about physical disabilities. Presented to the American Association for Applied Linguistics, Toronto, ON. March 2015.
Negotiating Talk about Disability: Epistemic authority in the midst of diversity. Presented at the Georgetown University Round Table on Languages and Linguistics, Washington, D.C. March 2015.