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RESEARCH INTERESTS Linguistic anthropology; sociolinguistics; visual anthropology; language socialization; embodiment; prosody; adolescence; education; policing; gender; sociophonetic & socioprosodic variation & identity in Santiago de Chile & Los Angeles, California. EDUCATION University of California Los Angeles, current, Ph.D. student Linguistic Anthropology Dissertation Committee: Dr. Norma Mendoza-Denton (chair), Dr. Marjorie Harness Goodwin, Dr. Erin Debenport, Dr. Nicole Holliday University of Colorado Boulder, 2015, M.A. Linguistics Graduate Certificate in Culture, Language, and Social Practice Colorado State University, 2013, B.A. Majors in English (Language concentration) and Spanish Minors in Anthropology, Latin American & Caribbean Studies, and Linguistics & Culture Universidad Cat´ olica de Chile, Santiago 2011–2012 Linguistic Society of America Summer Institute, University of Kentucky, 2017 PUBLICATIONS Slobe, Tyanna (2016). Creepy-Ass Cracker in post-racial America: Don West’s examination of Rachel Jeantel in the George Zimmerman murder trial. Text & Talk 36(5): 613-635. WORKING PAPERS & PROJECTS Style, Stance, and Social Meaning in Mock White Girl. Paper. (Revise & resubmit at Language In Society).
This American Creak: Metaphors of Virus, Infection, and Contagion in Girls’ Social Networks. Paper. (in preparation). Protest Contours and Embodiment in Chilean Youth Accounts of Police Violence. Paper. (in preparation). with Nandi Sims. Race, Gender, and Appropriation in the Stylization of Taylor Swift’s Reputation. Paper. (in preparation). with Dalila Ozier. Southern California Flower Market. Documentary short. (in preparation). CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS “The Role of Voice in Narrative: Prosody and Embodiment in Chilean Youth Narratives About Police Violence” at Linguistic Society of America Annual Meeting in Salt Lake City, UT, January 2018. “Me Empuj´o Y Yo No Me Ca´ı Po Cachai : Voicing Resistance in Chilean Youth Narratives About Police Violence” at American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting in Washington D.C., December 2017. “This American Creak: Metaphors of Virus, Infection, and Contagion in Girls’ Social Networks” American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting in Minneapolis, MN, November 2016. “Mock White Girl” at the International Language and Gender Conference in Hong Kong, May 2016. “Middle Class White Girls and Emergent Race, Class, and Gender Anxieties in Linguistic Mocking Performances” at SALSA XXIV at the University of Texas Austin, April 2016. “Stereotyping the White Girl: Voicing Race, Class, and Gender Anxieties in Online Representations of Contemporary US Girlhood” at Thinking Gender at the University of California Los Angeles, April 2016. “Mock White Girl: The Social Life Of A Linguistic Register” at the American Anthropological Association Annual meeting in Washington D.C., December 2014. “Mock White Girl and the Trivialization of New Media Solidarity” at the National Women’s Studies Association Conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico, November 2014. “Actively Disregarding the Actively Constructed: a linguistic portrayal of transgender kids in the media” at the TRANSforming gender symposium in Boulder, Colorado, March 2013.
INVITED TALKS “Voice in Narrative: Prosody, Sound Symbolism, and Embodiment in Youth Narratives” at Programa de Antropolog´ıa XV Seminario en Investigaci´on Antropol´ogica Contempor´anea, Universidad Cat´olica de Chile, Santiago, Chile, September 2017. “Multilingualism and Multiculturalism in Los Angeles” at Xi’An Jiaotong University School of Foreign Studies, July 2015. INVITED CLASS LECTURES 2017. 2017. 2016. 2015. 2014.
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AWARDS, GRANTS, & SCHOLARSHIPS 2017. Department of Anthropology grant for summer fieldwork in Chile, UCLA. 2017. Graduate Summer Research Mentorship Program for fieldwork in Chile, UCLA. 2017. Center for Language, Interaction, & Culture summer field equipment award, UCLA. 2016. Department of Anthropology Grant for summer fieldwork in Chile, UCLA. 2016. Graduate Summer Research Mentorship Program for fieldwork in Chile, UCLA. 2016. Center for Language, Interaction, & Culture summer field equipment award, UCLA. 2016. Best Graduate Student Paper Prize, International Gender and Language Association. 2016. Honorable Mention for Best Paper, UCLA Thinking Gender Conference. 2016. NSF travel award to the International Gender and Language Association 9 Conference. 2015–2016. Departmental fellowship, Department of Anthropology, UCLA. 2014. United Government of Graduate Students travel award, CU Boulder. 2013. Womenetics Advancing Aspirations Global Scholarship finalist. 2013. Outstanding Literary Essay Contest Finalist, Department of English, CSU. 2009–2013. Provost Scholarship, CSU. FIELDWORK EXPERIENCE 2017. (2 months). Preliminary dissertation fieldwork in Chilean high schools. 2016–2017. (4 months). Ethnographic Fieldwork in Southern California Flower Market. 2016. (3 months). Preliminary dissertation fieldwork in Chilean middle & high schools. RESEARCH EXPERIENCE 2017-2018. Research Assistant for Dr. Norma Mendoza-Denton, UCLA Graduate Division. 2014–2015. Researcher for Dr. Kira Hall, Departments of Linguistics & Anthropology.
TEACHING EXPERIENCE University of California Los Angeles 2017. Teaching Assistant for Human Evolution (ANTHRO 7). 2017. Reader for Language and Gender (ANTHRO 147). 2017. Teaching Assistant for Language in Culture (ANTHRO M140/LING M146). 2016. Teaching Assistant for Culture and Communication (ANTHRO 33). 2016. Reader for Digital Literacies (ANTHRO 147). 2016. Reader for Language Socialization (ANTHRO M149E). 2016. Reader for Language and Gender (ANTHRO 147). Xi’An Jiaotong University 2015. English Instructor in School of Foreign Studies. University of Colorado Boulder 2014. Teaching Assistant for Language and US Society (LING 1000). 2013. Tutor in Modified Spanish Program in Department of Spanish & Portuguese. SERVICE University of California Los Angeles 2017–2018. The 24th annual Conference on Language, Interaction, and Culture—Co-chair. 2016–2018. Department of Anthropology Admissions Committee—Grad student rep. 2016. Racialized State Violence in Global Perspective conference—Volunteer. 2015–2016. The 22nd annual CLIC Conference—Marketing & Design. University of Colorado Boulder 2013–2014. GLBTQ Resource Center Student Advisory Board—Voting member. 2013–2014. Chancellor’s Standing Committee on GLBT Issues—Voting member. Colorado State University 2012–2013. Rocky Mountain Collegian—Weekly opinion editorial columnist. 2012–2013. Department of English Advisory Board—Student representative, voting member. 2010–2012. Journal of Undergraduate Research and Scholarly Excellence—Associate editor. Universidad Cat´ olica de Chile, Santiago 2011–2012. Centro de Estudiantes de Genero Ciclo de Charlas—Co-organizer. Community Activist Organizations 2012–2015. SPARK Movement—Blogger, activist, mentor. 2011–2012. Crecer, student political party at Universidad Cat´olica de Chile. 2011–2012. Uni´on Nacional Estudiantil, Chile. Disciplinary 2016. Manuscript reviewer, Journal of Linguistic Anthropology. 4
2017. Panelist, Implicit Bias Symposium at Linguistic Society of America Summer Institute. 2016. Panel co-organizer with Lal Zimman, “Sounds Like Embodiment: Sound and the Material Body” at American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting. 2013. Workshop moderator, SPARKing Change: Engaging Girls as Activists in the Movement to End Sexualization” at the National Sexual Assault Conference in Los Angeles, CA. 2013. Keynote panel moderator, National Conference for Media Reform in Denver, CO. PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS American Anthropological Association International Gender and Language Association Linguistic Society of America Society for Linguistic Anthropology TECHNOLOGY & DATA ANALYSIS Praat, ELAN, ToBI, R, Photoshop, iMovie, Dreamweaver, LATEX LANGUAGES English (native) Spanish (fluent)
Last updated: November 2017.