Christine Mallinson is associate professor in the Language, Literacy, and Culture Program and affiliate associate professor in the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of Maryland–Baltimore County (UMBC). Her research investigates the social contexts of English language variation, particularly with regard to region, ethnicity, social class, and gender. She has conducted extensive field research in Appalachia and throughout North Carolina, as well as in Washington, DC, and Baltimore, MD. Mallinson is associate editor of American Speech, coordinating the annual “Teaching American Speech” pedagogical section, and she is the founder and moderator of the TeachLing online discussion group on linguistic pedagogy. She serves on the editorial board of the sociolinguistics division of Language and Linguistics Compass and is a member of the executive committee of the Southeastern Conference on Linguistics. She is also the coeditor of Data Collection in Sociolinguistics: Methods and Applications (2013).
Dr. Mallinson received a BA in sociology and German from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2000, and an MA in English with a concentration in sociolinguistics from North Carolina State University in 2002. She received the Nancy G. Pollock Graduate School dissertation award for the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at North Carolina State University, where she earned a PhD in sociology and anthropology, with concentrations in sociolinguistics and social inequality, in 2006.