So, you want to conduct research in social media sites?

Many students who have decided to modify and continue doing research during the pandemic are choosing to research social network sites including Facebook Groups, YouTube, etc. Before they engage in data collection, I remind them that just as any other qualitative research, they need to follow a sound methodology and ethic guidelines. They need toContinue reading “So, you want to conduct research in social media sites?”

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?”

Los XV de Rubí

To access this article free of charge for the next month go to –> https://authors.elsevier.com/a/1Z8do5YrUnEBf Abstract Communication technologies aid transnational communities in maintaining their relationships and strengthening their identities across borders. For example, by using digital media, communities can transcend both place and time to enter social spaces where they co-create shared experiences. This articleContinue reading “Los XV de Rubí”

Normalizing #nativespeakerism? Not on my watch

#raciolingustics #nativespeakerism #linguisticdiscrimination in two latest @RandyRainbow videos-Why I ❤️ his satire, but I have to call this one out Sociolinguistic diaries… Is it only me or what? 😠🙄 I’m all for satirizing politics. Those who know me would know that I sure enjoy a good laugh at expense of less than deserving politicians or their spouses. So what is myContinue reading “Normalizing #nativespeakerism? Not on my watch”

Interviewed by Ser Lumen, programa de radio de la UAA

On October 8th, 2017, I was interviewed by the staff of Ser Lumen, a radio program  hosted by the Universidad Autónoma de Aguascalientes. In this live interview, I explained some of the activities I am doing at the UAA as a Fulbright Scholar. Thank you Piry for inviting me to the program! Here is a completeContinue reading “Interviewed by Ser Lumen, programa de radio de la UAA”

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”