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Nicole R. Holliday    

Assistant Professor of Linguistics at the University of Pennsylvania

Nicole Holliday is an assistant professor of linguistics at the Pomona College in Claremont, California. She received her Ph.D. in linguistics from New York University in 2016, where she wrote a dissertation entitled “Intonational Variation, Linguistic Style and the Black/Biracial Experience”.

Her research focuses on what it means to sound black, both phonetically and socially, and from the perspectives of speakers and listeners, both human and computational. Her work has appeared in scholarly venues such as Journal of Sociolinguistics, Laboratory Phonology, and American Speech.

She has made media appearances in outlets such as the New York Times, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and the Washington Post.

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