Current CLIC Visiting Researchers

Sara A. Goico

sgoico@ucla.edu

UC President’s and NSF Postdoctoral Fellow, UCLA

Fields of Study
Linguistic Anthropology, Conversation Analysis, Deaf Studies

My research focuses on the organization of language and interaction in contexts with limited shared language. I primarily rely on ethnographic fieldwork combined with the microanalysis of video recordings of naturally occurring interactions. Over the last ten years, I have conducted fieldwork in Iquitos, Peru with deaf youth who have not had access to an established language. Along with my research activities, I worked with the Iquitos community to establish a deaf school that now provides these children with access to language. An ongoing research project investigates language socialization in the deaf school. While at UCLA, I will be spearheading a new study with deaf preschoolers in Southern California to examine the relationship between language delay and social interaction.

Website

https://sites.google.com/view/saragoico

UCLA Appointment
Summer 2019 through Summer 2021

Olivia Hirschey Marrese

olivia.marrese@colorado.edu

PhD Student, University of Colorado at Boulder

Fields of Study
Conversation analysis, gender studies, linguistic anthropology, gesture

I am a PhD student in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Colorado at Boulder. I study how identity and normativity are interactionally enacted in everyday conversations, primarily in English and in Spanish, in various interactional contexts across the United States. Ongoing projects include epistemic negotiation in customer-service interactions, the accountability of feminist identity in conversation, and gesture use in cases of language discrimination.

Website
https://www.colorado.edu/linguistics/olivia-hirschey-marrese

UCLA Appointment
Fall Quarter 2020

Shelley Rohar

shelley.rohar@mail.mcgill.ca

PhD Candidate, McGill University

Fields of Study
Learning, Cognition and Instruction, Sociocultural and Historical Foundations of Learning, Medical Education.

I am a PhD Candidate in the Department of Educational & Counselling Psychology at McGill University. My research combines the theoretical insights of sociocultural theory with the empirical tools of Conversation Analysis in order to reconceptualize and examine pedagogical feedback as a socially shared and interactionally accomplished activity. To this end, my research explores the way in which feedback is delivered and received within the context of a clinical medicine rotation, focusing particularly on how feedback is received or resisted and how the asymmetries inherent in such interactions are organized and managed. 

UCLA Appointment
Fall 2020 through Summer 2021

Chenyu Shen

shenchenyu3@hotmail.com

PhD Candidate, Systemics of Language and Culture, Xi’an Jiaotong University, China

Fields of Study
Intercultural Communication, Media Discourse, Online Interaction

My PhD research focuses on intercultural participants in cross-national news interviews and miscommunications. In my research, the two parties of intercultural interactions – the professional interviewer and the newsworthy interviewee – are from America and China. Apart from cultural differences, which lead to intercultural miscommunications, I also intend to explore the talks’ influence on national images and analyze the related online comments from social media platforms.

Website
https://iris.ucl.ac.uk/iris/browse/profile?upi=FASTE87#tabsProfilePub

UCLA Appointment
Winter through Fall 2020