Qualitative research during a pandemic?

Most of my research is conducted by online ethnographic methods. Thus, when the pandemic hit, I really did not have to change anything that I used to do. This is not the same for many students, colleagues, and researchers in general. Teaching my methods class (which is not about online ethnographic methods), many of myContinue reading “Qualitative research during a pandemic?”

My newest publication: Creating a Unique Transnational Place – Deterritorialized Discourse and the Blending of Time and Space in Online Social Media

Christiansen, M. S. (2017). Creating a Unique Transnational Place: Deterritorialized Discourse and the Blending of Time and Space in Online Social Media.Written Communication. Online First. 10.1177/0741088317693996 In this journal article, I conduct a discourse analysis to explain how members of a transnational social network of Mexican bilinguals living in Chicago manipulate their language on online socialContinue reading “My newest publication: Creating a Unique Transnational Place – Deterritorialized Discourse and the Blending of Time and Space in Online Social Media”

Registration for Summer 2017 is now open!!!

This class if for any UTSA graduate student who wishes to learn how to facilitate the collection, storage, organization, analysis, and writing of qualitative data. In this 3-week hybrid class, you’ll get hands-on activities to get familiar with programs such as Google Drive (and docs), transcription software, data analysis software (Nvivo and Dedoose), and citationContinue reading “Registration for Summer 2017 is now open!!!”

My newest publication: Maintaining Transnationalism: The Role of Digital Communication among US-Born Mexicans

Christiansen, M. S. (2016). Maintaining Transnationalism: The Role of Digital Communication among US-Born Mexicans, (pp. 353-376). In Olvera García, J. and Baca Tavira, N. (eds.), Continuidades y Cambios en las Migraciones de México a Estados Unidos. Toluca, Edomex. Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México. In this chapter, I argue that transnationalism must now be considered in lightContinue reading “My newest publication: Maintaining Transnationalism: The Role of Digital Communication among US-Born Mexicans”

My newest publication: Language Ideologies in the digital conversations of bilinguals

Christiansen, M. S. (2016). ‘¡Hable Bien M’ijo o Gringo o Mx!’: language ideologies in the digital communication practices of transnational Mexican bilinguals, published online first. DOI: 10.1080/13670050.2016.1181603 My new publication examines Facebook conversations between members of a transnational social network of US- and Mexico-born English/Spanish bilinguals. I used the concepts of symbolic power and language ideologies to explore how members establishContinue reading “My newest publication: Language Ideologies in the digital conversations of bilinguals”

My new publication: Appearances can be deceiving when doing #online #ethnography #research

Christiansen, M. S. (2015). Appearances can be deceiving: Risks interpreting data in online ethnographic research. In M. Lengeling & I. Mora Pablo (eds.), Perspectives on Qualitative Research, (pp. 437-456). Guanajuato, Mexico: Universidad de Guanajuato Press. My latest publication is primarily a methodological piece advocating for a concurrent traditional and online ethnography when interpreting data fromContinue reading “My new publication: Appearances can be deceiving when doing #online #ethnography #research”