- Elaine MacDougall and James Wright were awarded the sixth annual Jodi Crandall Fellowship for Research in Language, Literacy and Culture Award. Their project is called “Development of a Peer-Writing-Consultant Training Series to Address Global and Local Contexts for Learning and Social Justice on University Campuses.” They will be collaborating with each other to work with writing center administrators and peer writing consultants from various universities and high schools across the Baltimore area.
- J Inscoe was awarded the fifth annual Jodi Crandall Fellowship for Research in Language, Literacy and Culture Award. Their project is called “Sociolinguistics and Sound Studies—An Examination of the NPR series, Vocal Impressions” and they will be collaborating with Dr. Jason Loviglio, Associate Professor in Media and Communication Studies. J’s project will use sociolinguistics and sound studies to critically assess the neoliberal nature of public radio cultural curation and the means by which media reproduces linguistic stigma.
- Stephen Dashiell was awarded the fourth annual Jodi Crandall Fellowship for Research in Language, Literacy and Culture Award. His project is called “Understanding the Power Imbalances in ‘Thanks for your Service'” and he will be working in collaboration with Dr. Bryce Peake. Steven’s research project will involve identifying and interviewing male veteran students about “thanks discourse,” a discursive ritual that occurs between veterans and non-veterans when one is greeted with the phrase “thank you for your service.”
- Kevin Wisniewski was awarded the third annual Jodi Crandall Fellowship for Research in Language, Literacy and Culture Award. His project is called “From Repository to Readership: Applied Research in Book Publishing, Production and Publicity.” Working with Dr. Craig Saper, Kevin plans to publish ephemera or “grey literature” from the 1930s in multiple formats, exploring how publishing is a larger, participatory system of conflict and collaboration, that functions as a form of civic engagement and public scholarship.
- May Chung was awarded the second annual Jodi Crandall Fellowship for Research Award in Language, Literacy and Culture for her project “Voices from the Classroom.” In this sociolinguistics research, May will collaborate with Dr. Sarah Shin, LLC Affliate Faculty member of the Department of Education.
- Jermaine Ellerbee for his research titled “Social Context of Education Lab,” in the Social Context of Education Lab Category, with mentor Dr. Susan M. Blunck, and collaborator Dr. Juanita Ashby-Bey
- Erin Berry for her research on “Online Sociolinguistic Practices Among Black Female Millennials at Historically Black Colleges and Universities,” in the Sociolinguistics Lab Category, with mentor and collaborator Dr. Christine Mallinson
- Landry Digeon and Ibrahim Er, for their research titled “Social Context of Education Lab,” in the Digital Publishing Lab Category,” with mentor and collaborator Dr. Edward Larkey.
Read the article about the inaugural Jodi Crandall Fellowship awards on UMBC Giving: https://umbcgiving.wordpress.com/2015/05/29/inaugural-jodi-crandall-fellows-named/