Ashlee Dauphinais Civitello
Graduate Teaching Associate
235 Hagerty Hall
1775 College Road
Areas of Expertise
- Sociolinguistics & Linguistic Anthropology
- Phonetics & Phonology
- Caribbean Spanish & Brazilian Portuguese
- Ph.D., Hispanic Linguistics, The Ohio State University (in progress)
- M.A., Linguistics, Universidad de Puerto Rico - Río Piedras, 2014
- B.A., Spanish and International Relations, St. Joseph's University, 2010
Ashlee Dauphinais is a PhD candidate in Hispanic Linguistics specializing in socio-cultural linguistics and phonetics/phonology, specifically in Caribbean Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese. She received her MA in Linguistics from the Universidad de Puerto Rico-Río Piedras. Her research combines methodologies and frameworks from linguistic anthropology, ethnography, quantitative variationist linguistics, sociophonetics, and discourse analysis. She has performed extensive fieldwork in Cuba, Puerto Rico, and Brazil. Broadly speaking, she is interested in what language can tell us about society, and how language functions as a tool to leverage agency, particularly within larger political and societal structures.
Her dissertation examines linguistic and social practices of individuals with Turner Syndrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to determine how they negotiate embodied gendered identity and medical treatment through language. I am interested in understanding the body as our primary vessel for the negotiation of gendered norms of bodily praxis, language, beauty, and sexuality.
Ashlee is also the current manager of the Sociolinguistics Lab (Hagerty Hall 235)