Jessica Grieser

Assistant Professor, University of Tennessee

Curriculum Vitae

Education

2015 Doctor of Philosophy, Sociolinguistics, Georgetown University
2010 Master of Science, Sociolinguistics, Georgetown University
2004 Bachelor of Arts with High Distinction and Highest Honors in English, University of Michigan

Academic Positions

2015-present   Assistant Professor, Department of English, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
2017 Visiting Faculty, Southeast University School of Foreign Languages, Nanjing, Jiangsu PR China

Awards & Grants

2017                Hodges Faculty Research Grant, Department of English, University of TN
2017                Undergraduate Summer Research Program Grant, University of Tennessee
2017                Undergraduate Semester Research Program Grant, University of Tennessee
2016                Hodges Teaching Award, Department of English, University of Tennessee
2016                Scholarly and Research Incentives Funds Grant ($1800)
2016               Chancellor’s Grant for Faculty Research, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
2015               Exemplary Diversity Scholar, National Center for Institutional Diversity
2013               Teaching Associate Award, Georgetown University
2013               Alternate, Ford Foundation Dissertation Improvement Grant

Publications

Journal Articles

Grieser, Jessica. 2013. Locating Style: Style-shifting to Characterize Community at the Border of Washington, D.C. University of  Pennsylvania Working Papers in Linguistics. 19(2): Selected Papers from NWAV 41. (Requested reprint of Grieser, Jessica. 2012. [t]inking about Takoma: Race, style, and identity at D.C.’s border. Texas Linguistic Forum. 55.)

Grieser, Jessica. 2012. [t]inking about Takoma: Race, style, and identity at D.C.’s border. Texas Linguistic Forum. 55.

Grieser, Jessica. 2010. The Effect of Dialect Features on the Perception of ‘Correctness’ in English-Word Voting Patterns on Forvo.com. University of Pennsylvania Working Papers in Linguistics. 16(2): Selected Papers from NWAV 38.

Book Review Articles

Grieser, Jessica. 2016. Review of The Oxford Handbook of African American Language. Ed. Sonja Lanehart. Language in Society. 45(5)

Grieser, Jessica. 2016. A Call to Action in Academic Literacy Instruction: Review of Academic Literacy and Student Diversity: The Case for Inclusive Practice by Ursula Winegate. American Speech. 91(2).

Magazine columns

Grieser, Jessica. 2012. The 4-1-1 on Fanfiction. Writers’ Digest Magazine. October 2012.

Invited Talks

2017    Talking Place, Speaking Race: African American English and Identities of Localness. 29 March. University of Kentucky Department of Linguistics.

2016    African American English at the Intersection of Race, Place, and Class. 5 February. Southern Illinois University Department of Linguistics.

Selected Conference Presentations

Grieser, Jessica. Forthcoming 2017. Speaking Black history at the table: Investigating African American Language style in Trump’s Black History Month Listening Session. Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association. Washington, D.C. November 2017.

Grieser Jessica. Forthcoming 2017. Two Sides of the Style Coin: Matching Morphosyntactic and Phonological Variation in Middle Class African American English. New Ways of Analyzing Variation. Madison, WI. October 2017.

Grieser, Jessica. 2017. How we talk when we talk about the police: African American English and topic based variation. New Directions in Critical Race Studies Conference. Knoxville, TN. April 2017.

Grieser, Jessica. 2017. Repair as a Cue to Sociolinguistic Markedness in African American Language. Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America. Austin, TX. January 2017.

Grieser, Jessica, Norma Mendoza-Denton and Robin Queen. 2017. Teaching Linguistic Discrimination. Panel. Annual Meeting of the American Dialect Society. Austin, TX. January 2017.

Grieser, Jessica 2016. “They Ain’t Make Improvements for Us:” African American English in Middle-Class Stancetaking about Gentrification. Sociolinguistic Symposium 21. Murcia, Spain. June 2016.

Grieser, Jessica. 2016. African American English in the Creation of Intersectional Identities of Class. Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America. Washington, D.C. January 2016.

Grieser, Jessica. 2015. When the vernacular becomes the standard: Final consonant devoicing among professional class African Americans. Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America. Portland. January 2015.

Grieser, Jessica. 2014. Final Consonant Devoicing as a Marker of Professional Class African American Identity: A Community Study in Washington, D.C. New Ways of Analyzing Variation 43. Chicago, IL. October 2014.

Grieser, Jessica. 2013. Unexpected, owned, contrasted: Constructing a border neighborhood in the sociolinguistic interview. Poster. Locating Language: Ohio State University Spring Symposium. Columbus, OH. April 2013.

Clasen, Patricia and Grieser, Jessica. 2013. How a virgin vampire became a human sexual dominant : Gender and romantic myths in Twilight and Fifty Shades of Grey. Annual Meeting of the Pop Culture Association/American Culture Association. Washington, D.C. March 2013.

Grieser, Jessica. 2013 [t]inking about Takoma: Constructing race, place, and identity at the D.C. border.  New Ways of Analyzing Variation. 41. Bloomington, Indiana. October 2012.

Schilling, Natalie, Patrick Callier, Jessica Grieser, Sinae Lee, Anastasia Nylund, Mackenzie Price, and Amelia Tseng. 2012. Linguistic perspectives on social change in Washington. Panel. District of Columbia Historical Studies Annual Conference. Washington, D.C. October 2012.

Grieser, Jessica. 2012. [t]inking about Takoma: Constructing race, place, and identity at the D.C. border. Symposium About Language and Society—Austin (SALSA). Austin, TX.

Grieser, Jessica. 2011. The landscape of Livejournal. Poster. Georgetown University Linguistic Landscape Symposium.  Washington, DC. April 2011.

Grieser, Jessica.  2011. An intertexual analysis of white-knighting in an all-women fandom. Georgetown Roundtable on Languages and Linguistics.  Washington, DC. March 2011.

Grieser, Jessica. 2010. The use of African American English features in audience-directed style-shifting in Washington, D.C. Sociolinguistics Symposium 18. Southampton, UK. September 2010.

Grieser, Jessica.  2009. The effect of dialect features on the perception of ‘correctness’ in English-word voting patterns on Forvo.com. New Ways of Analyzing Variation 38.Ottawa, Canada. October 2009.

Invited Talks

2016 African American English at the Intersection of Race, Place, and Class. Southern Illinois University Department of Linguistics. 5 February.

2015 African American English at the Intersection of Race, Place, and Class. Talk for the Multicultural Graduate Student Organization, University of Tennessee, Knoxville. 18 November.

 

Administrative and Committee Service

University of Tennessee, Knoxville

2016-2017       Member, Linguistics Interdisciplinary Program Executive Committee
2016-2017       Member, Linguistics Interdisciplinary Program Curriculum Committee
2015-2017       Member, Linguistics Interdisciplinary Program Committee
2015-2017       Member, Department of English Undergraduate Thesis and Essay Award Committee

Georgetown University

2013-2015       Linguistic Society of America student delegate to the Science and Human Rights Coalition, American Association for Advancement of Science.
2014-2015       Editor-in-chief, eVox, Georgetown Working Papers in Language, Discourse and Society
2008-2013       Webmaster and Editor, eVox, Georgetown Working Papers in Language, Discourse and Society
2008-2010       Webmaster, Georgetown Graduate Linguistics Student Association

Teaching

Courses taught at University of Tennessee, Knoxville

LING/ENGL 371 Foundations of English Language
LING/ENGL 372 Structure of Modern English
LING/ENGL 471 Sociolinguistics (graduate/undergraduate)
LING/ENGL 472 American English (graduate/undergraduate)
ENGL 509 History of the English Language II (graduate)

Courses taught at Georgetown University

LING 001 Introduction to Language
LING 333 Cross Cultural Communication

Professional Activity

Consulting Work

2015                Consultant, Center for Applied Linguistics Oral Proficiency Assessment Team
2013-2015     Web Development Consultant, Linguistic Society of America

Association Memberships

Linguistic Society of America
American Dialect Society
Linguistic Society of America Committee for Ethnic Diversity in Linguistics (CEDL)
Linguistic Society of America Special Interest Group on African American Language

 

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