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Rob Podesva


I am currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Linguistics at Stanford University. I hold degrees from Stanford University (PhD, MA) and Cornell University (BA) and have been a faculty member at Georgetown University. My research examines the social significance of phonetic variation and its role in the construction of identity, most notably gender, sexuality, and race. My most recent projects focus on the interrelation between linguistic variation and embodiment in the expression of affect. I have co-edited Research Methods in Linguistics (with Devyani Sharma), Language and Sexuality: Contesting Meaning in Theory and Practice (with Kathryn Cambpell-Kibler, Sarah Roberts, and Andrew Wong), and a special issue of American Speech on sociophonetics and sexuality (with Penelope Eckert). I live in San Francisco.


Building 460, Margaret Jacks Hall
Stanford, CA 94305-2150
my-last-name AT stanford DOT edu
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