Sarah Carson

Research Interests:

My work has emphasized cultural, linguistic and cognitive research using discourse analysis. Research interests include social organization, representations of identity, and inequality in modern American social contexts, with a primary focus on race and gender. My current research focuses on media representations of women political leaders from different ideological groups. Other recent project topics include an analysis of consumer goods and the "Detroit" identity, and the linguistics of African-American “nerd” characters in the media.