I am a postdoctoral researcher at the Center for Women's Health Research and an honorary fellow in the Department of Sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. I am currently working on an NIH-funded project to examine language and social interaction in scientific peer review meetings. In the past I have taught for the programs in Anthropology and Linguistics at the Metropolitan State University of Denver and the Departments of Linguistics and Women and Gender Studies at the University of Colorado. I completed my Ph.D. in the University of Colorado's department of Linguistics, where I was involved with the program in Culture, Language, and Social Practice and the Graduate Teacher Program.
My research and teaching interests focus on the sequential analysis of conversation and institutional talk, interaction in peer review meetings, the use of mobile technology in everyday conversations, turn-initial particles and discourse markers in American English, and issues of language, communication, and identity in the United States, particularly with respect to gender and sexuality. More information about my research and teaching can be found on the toolbar above. I can be emailed at raclaw (at) wisc (dot) edu.