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Dr. Christine Mallinson

Christine Mallinson is Professor of Language, Literacy, and Culture and Affiliate Professor of Gender and Women Studies at UMBC in Baltimore, Maryland, US.

Her research investigates English language variation in its social context, addressing some of the most chronic issues that contribute to educational opportunity gaps in the U.S. — such as the acquisition of literacy skills and in student-teacher communication.

She is the co-author of Understanding English Language Variation in U.S. Schools (2011) and We Do Language: English Language Variation in the Secondary English Classroom (2014) and the co-editor of Data Collection in Sociolinguistics: Methods and Applications (2013, 2017). She also serves on the editorial board of the journal American Speech.

More information is available on Dr. Mallinson’s website <>.