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. Multilingual Matters.
2015. Positioning selves with physical disabilities in narrative. Linking Discourse Studies to Professional Practice. Ed. L. G. Alatriste. Bristol: Multilingual Matters.
Recent Conference Papers
An Imagined Community of Practice: Online discourse among wheelchair users. To be 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 Language and Linguistics, Washington, D.C. March 2015.
'I'm the one in the chair': Wheelchairs as a resource for identity construction. Presentation to the American Association for Applied Linguistics, Portland. March 2014.