Discourse and Power
Military Narratives and Discourse
Language and Ideology
My research focuses on several avenues of sociolinguistic analysis of Military Discourse. As an Air Force veteran, my military experiences are vital as I engage with critical discourse analysis and critical narrative analysis to examine themes of power, ideology and discursive influences on military and veteran identity. My career goal is to remain in federal service, continuing to use my sociolinguistic training and skill set within a government research entity. Currently, I am a social scientist with the US Army Corps of Engineers, but I would also like to eventually partner with the Department of Veteran Affairs to support veteran research.