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Greg Niedt

Greg Niedt

Department of Communication
Office: 3201 Arch, Suite 100
greg.j.niedt@drexel.edu
Phone: 215.895.2890

Education:

  • BA, Linguistics and Comparative Literature, Rutgers University, 2007
  • MA, Language and Communication, Georgetown University, 2011

Research Interests:

  • Ethnography of communication
  • Language access and policy
  • Linguistic landscapes and the phenomenology of language
  • Narratives of identity
  • Queer theory (lavender linguistics) and new media
  • Semiotics
  • Social capital structures

Bio:

My research is centered on the connections between language and identity, the ways those connections manifest in the world, and how they become points of interaction (and conflict) for individuals. I am particularly interested in how these social processes play out among diasporic communities and queer communities. As a linguist who believes in social justice, my hope is that my work will facilitate a deeper understanding of miscommunication, helping to resolve such divisions in order to strengthen freedom of self-expression, diversity, and equality.

"Philosophers have hitherto only interpreted the world in various ways; the point is to change it." ~ Karl Marx

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Linguistics
  • Language and Society