Dr. Christine Mallinson

Christine Mallinson (mallinson@umbc.edu) is Professor of Language, Literacy, and Culture, Director of the Center for Social Science Scholarship, and Affiliate Professor of Gender and Women Studies at UMBC in Baltimore, Maryland, US. She also serves as Special Assistant for Research and Creative Achievement in the Office of the Vice President for Research at UMBC and is an APLU-Council on Research (CoR) Research Leader Fellow.

Dr. Mallinson’s interdisciplinary and collaborative research comprehensively examines language as a socially and culturally contextualized practice in order to address linguistic bias and misinformation and expand educational equity. Reflecting her longstanding commitment to carrying out engaged academic work within a social justice framework, she aims to apply research to dismantle deficit notions surrounding cultural and linguistic difference in ways that are community-centered while informing social and educational policy and practice.

The co-author and co-editor of seven books and numerous other publications, Dr. Mallinson currently co-leads two National Science Foundation awards, working with scholars and students across linguistics and language sciences, education, and data science. She is also a current member and past chair of the Ethics committee of the Linguistic Society of America, as well as a member of several journal and university advisory boards.  More information is available on Dr. Mallinson’s website <christinemallinson.com>.