Mary Bucholtz



Mary Bucholtz is a sociocultural linguist whose research examines the role of language in the production of identity, power, and agency, with a particular focus on race, gender, sexuality, and youth; she also examines on the politics of linguistic representation in textual and visual media and in legal settings. She is the author of White Kids: Language, Race, and Styles of Youth Identity (Cambridge UP, 2011) and the editor or coeditor of a number of volumes on language, gender, and sexuality, including Language and Woman's Place: Text and Commentaries (Oxford UP, 2004), Reinventing Identities: The Gendered Self in Discourse (Oxford UP, 1999), and Gender Articulated: Language and the Socially Constructed Self (Routledge, 1995). She is the director of the Center for California Languages and Cultures.