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Paige Greene

Title of Program: Critical Discourse Analysis

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Hometown: Cookeville, TN   

Year: Sophomore                          

Anticipated Graduation Date: May 2020

Description of Program: “Critical discourse analysis” refers to a problem-oriented, interdisciplinary approach to written and spoken communication. My primary academic interest is the role of language in maintaining sex-based oppression with a special emphasis in the factors that contribute to the often-subtle elimination of women’s sexual agency.

Departmental Emphases: Linguistics, sociology, psychology, philosophy, and history

Faculty Mentor: Lois Presser, Department of Sociology

Plans after graduation (career, graduate/professional school, etc.): After I graduate, I’d like to obtain a doctorate in sociology or sociolinguistics. Ultimately, I want to become a researcher and/or professor.

Other Academic Interests: Critical race theory, law, and foreign language learning

Prior Enrollment at Other Colleges or Universities: Tennessee Technological University (2016-2017)

Research Experiences or Internships: I am (informally) a research assistant in the sociology department.

Part-time employment; Hobbies; Campus Clubs/Activities: Student transcriber at the Office of Disability Services; Copy Chief at The Daily Beacon; Vols 2 Vols peer educator; member of the Student Linguistics Association.

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