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

Grants & Fellowships

2020    Technology Enhanced Teaching Faculty Fellow, University of Tennessee
2017    Hodges Faculty Research Grant, Department of English, University of Tennessee ($5000)
2017    Undergraduate Summer Research Program Grant, University of Tennessee ($1900)
2017    Undergraduate Semester Research Program Grant, University of Tennessee ($2250)
2016    Scholarly and Research Incentives Funds Grant, University of Tennessee ($1800)
2016    Chancellor’s Grant for Faculty Research, University of Tennessee ($6000)
2015    Exemplary Diversity Scholar, National Center for Institutional Diversity
2013    Alternate, Ford Foundation Dissertation Improvement Grant

Publications

Book

Grieser, Jessica. Forthcoming 2021. The Black Side of the River: African Americans and the Linguistic Practices of Place. Washington, D.C.: Georgetown University Press.

Journal Articles

Grieser, Jessica. 2019. Investigating Topic-based Style Shifting in the Classic Sociolinguistic Interview. American Speech. 94(1).

Grieser, Jessica. 2018. When the White Knight is a Woman: An Intertextual Analysis of Antagonism in a Female-oriented Fandom. Language @ Internet. 15.

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).

Book Chapters

Grieser, Jessica. 2021. Critical Race Theory and the New Sociolinguistics. In Burkette, Allison and Tamara Worhol, eds. Crossing Borders, Making Connections: Interdisciplinarity in Linguistics. De Gruyter.

Book Review Articles and Editorials

Grieser, Jessica. 2019. Toward Understanding the N Words. American Speech. 94(4).
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.

Web Resources

Linguistic Society of America Faculty Learning Community on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning for Linguists. (2020, August 13). Scholarly Teaching in Linguistics. https://tinyurl.com/ScholarlyTeachingInLinguistics

Invited Talks

2020    I’ve never known a white person to live on Hill Street”: Racializing Gentrification through Framing and Erasure. University of Hawai’i. 5 October.
2020    I’ve never known a white person to live on Hill Street”: Racializing Gentrification through Framing and Erasure. Martin Luther King Day Symposium, University of Kentucky. 24 January.
2019    Talking Place, Speaking Race. Colloquium at Brown University. 4 April.
2018    Panel for Talking Black in America. Baltimore Social Justice Association. 20 June.
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 2021. I’ve never known a white person to live on Hill Street”: Racializing Gentrification through Framing and Erasure. Sociolinguistics Symposium. June 2021.

Grieser, Jessica. Forthcoming 2021. Panel on Scholarly Teaching in Linguistics. Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America. 9 January.

Grieser, Jessica. 2020. “There Is No Guru!”: Cultivating Black Networks for Survival. Part of Charity Hudley, Anne and Sonja Lanehart. Black Becoming. Convened panel at Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America. New Orleans, LA. January 2020.

Grieser, Jessica. 2020. Toward a Racially Intersectional Linguistics. Part of Kibby, Tyler. Intersectionality Panel. Convened panel at Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America. New Orleans, LA. January 2020.

Grieser, Jessica. 2019. Has There Ever Been a Time: Investigating Sociolinguistics’ Most Famous Question. Annual Meeting of the American Dialect Society. New York, NY. January 2019.

Grieser, Jessica. 2019. Black Language Matters. Five-Minute Linguist. Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America. New York, NY. January 2019.

Grieser, Jessica. 2018. Styling Localness: Ethnolinguistically-marked styleshifting in the creation of identities of place. Part of Grieser, Jessica and Kellie Gonçalves, 2018. Language and Gentrification. Convened panel at Sociolinguistic Symposium 22. Auckland, New Zealand. June 2018.

Grieser, Jessica. 2018. Talking Shop and Talking Cop: Topic-Based Variation in African American English and Discursive Positioning. Poster. Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America. Salt Lake City, UT. January 2018.

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.

Teaching

Teaching Awards

2020    Alumni Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award, University of Tennessee
2019    Graduate Professor of the Year, Graduate Student Senate, University of Tennessee
2016    Hodges Teaching Award, Department of English, University of Tennessee
2013    Teaching Associate Award, Georgetown University

Courses taught at University of Tennessee, Knoxville

ENGL 690 Topics in RWL: Language and Identity (graduate)
ENGL 680 Advanced Studies in RWL: Quantitative Methods (graduate)
ENGL 509 History of the English Language II (graduate)
LING/ENGL 471 Sociolinguistics (graduate/undergraduate)
LING/ENGL 472 American English (graduate/undergraduate)
LING/ENGL 477 Pedagogical Grammar (graduate/undergraduate)
LING/ENGL 371 Foundations of English Language
LING/ENGL 372 Structure of Modern English

Courses taught at Georgetown University

LING 001 Introduction to Language
LING 333 Cross Cultural Communication