Jessi Grieser is Associate Professor of Linguistics in the Department of English at the University of Tennessee. Her research focuses on the use of African American English style in the creation and maintenance of identities which are not necessarily ethnoracial in nature, particularly identities of place and class. Her book, The Black Side of the River: Race, Language, and Belonging in Washington, D.C. is published by Georgetown University Press.

Cover of The Black Side of the River

“A much-needed Black-centered approach to linguistic discourses about race and place.”

—Anne Harper Charity Hudley

author of We Do Language

Coming February 2022