Profiles

FACULTY COORDINATORS

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Andrea Olinger


Andrea Olinger
 
is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Louisville.

Education: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Ph.D.)
Research Interests: Andrea draws from writing studies, sociolinguistics, applied linguistics, and linguistic anthropology to study talk (and embodied actions) about and during writing, language ideologies related to writing and writing style, and writing practices in disciplines and professions.


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Karl Swinehart

Karl Swinehart is an Assistant Professor of Humanities at the University of Louisville.

Education: University of Pennsylvania (Ph.D.)
Research Interests: I am a linguistic anthropologist with a background in applied and educational linguistics who is broadly interested in social inequality and the semiotic dimensions of its mediation. My current research focuses on indigenous language politics in Bolivia, focusing on Aymara language media. My other areas of expertise include Scandinavia (Norway) and the U.S. (bilingual education and language policy).


GRADUATE STUDENT COORDINATORS

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Jenny Snyder is a second-year master’s student in the Humanities & Linguistics program at the University of Louisville.

Education: University of Louisville (B.A.)

Research Interests: Language and identity studies – specifically Asian American identity; performativity, raciolinguistics, media representations of race, and recently, (re)constructing racial identities in stand-up comedy.

PREVIOUS GRADUATE STUDENT COORDINATORS

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Lindsey Gilbert

Lindsey Gilbert is a first-year master’s student in the English program focusing in rhetoric and composition at the University of Louisville.

Education: University of Indianapolis (B.A.)
Research Interests: ESL Pedagogy, Translingualism, Cultural Studies


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Ashanka Kuma

Ashanka Kumari is a first-year doctoral student in the Rhetoric and Composition Program at the University of Louisville.

Education: University of Nebraska-Lincoln (M.A.), University of Alabama (B.A., B.A.C.)
Research Interests: Multimodal composition and pedagogy, identity studies, digital literacies, social media, and popular culture.

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