Career Linguist profiled on the LSA member spotlight

Anna Marie Trester is an associate on the Learning team at the FrameWorks Institute. Prior to joining FrameWorks, she served as the Director of the MA in Language and Communication (MLC) Program in the Department of Linguistics at Georgetown University, where she worked with students to apply their sociolinguistic training to professional contexts. She has taught courses at Georgetown University, Howard University, and University of Maryland, University College on topics including cross-cultural communication, language and social media, and the ethnography of communication.

An applied sociolinguist, Dr. Trester has research interests in performance, narrative, intertextuality, professional self-presentation, language and identity, language in social media and the language of business. She is the co-editor (with Deborah Tannen) of Discourse 2.0, published in 2013 by Georgetown University Press. Dr. Trester also works in the fields of improvisation and storytelling, and runs the Language of Storytelling website. She received her M.A. from NYU and Ph.D. in linguistics from Georgetown.

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