Olivia Hirschey
Current PhD student
Department of Linguistics

I am a PhD student in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Colorado at Boulder. I study how identity and normativity are interactionally enacted in everyday conversations, primarily in English and in Spanish, in various interactional contexts across the United States. Ongoing projects include epistemic negotiation in customer-service interactions, the accountability of feminist identity in conversation, and gesture use in cases of language discrimination.