About

CS3-MIPAR-8531 croppedI am Director of the Center for Social Science Scholarship and Professor of Language, Literacy, and Culture and Affiliate Professor of Gender, Women’s + Sexuality Studies at UMBC. I currently chair the Ethics committee of the Linguistic Society of America and am past associate editor of the journal American Speech (2008-2018).
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The Center for Social Science Scholarship (CS3) is the sole comprehensive social science research center, supporting faculty and students across more than 20 departments and programs across in the College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences at UMBC. Founded in 2018, our broad ambition is to promote excellence in and to amplify the highly-ranked social sciences at UMBC. As Director of CS3, I supervise a stellar staff of eight, including six staff in the Maryland Institute for Policy, Analysis, and Research, a grants administration unit that assists PIs with locating external funding opportunities, developing and submitting more than 50 proposals per year, and administering $10 million annually in active faculty research awards.
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My research, teaching, and engagement reflect my longstanding personal commitment to carry out and apply academic work within a social justice framework. In my interdisciplinary work, I comprehensively examine language as a socially and culturally embedded phenomenon and work to dismantle deficit notions surrounding cultural and linguistic difference in ways that inform educational policy and practice. I have received funding from non-profits as well as federal agencies including the National Science Foundation, for which I have served extensively as a proposal and panel reviewer across multiple programs.
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Visit my research page for my CV and other professional information. Click here for my Google Scholar profile and my profile on Academia.edu. For more information, contact me at <mallinson AT umbc DOT edu>. Pronouns: she/her.