Professor Celine – Marie Pascale is a leading scholar in the field of language and society. Her research examines how language and representation are used to create and normalize systemic inequalities. Pascale’s scholarship on the relationship between systems of signification and social/economic inequalities has been acknowledged with national and international awards for uniquely important contributions to the field. Her forthcoming book, Living on the Edge: When Hard Times Become A Way of Life will be released from Polity Press in 2021.
Pascale’s expertise and scholarship have been featured by media including national outlets such as the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), National Public Radio (NPR), Channel 7/ABC News, Channel 9 Local News, Associated Press, Sinclair Broadcast Group, Counterspin, Fairness and Accuracy in the Media (FAIR), and Metro Networks. Her research has also been featured international media including International Business Times of Australia, La Nación (Argentina), and France 2—France Televisions.
She was elected president of the International Sociology Association Research Committee 25, Language & Society (2010-2014), to the executive board of the American Sociology Association section on Race, Class & Gender (2005-2008) and serves as an invited editorial board member and reviewer for multiple academic presses and scholarly journals.
As consultant and educator, Professor Pascale has been invited to provide workshops and educational training on whiteness. In 2016, she received the College Dean’s Award for Outstanding Contributions to an Inclusive Community in the College of Arts & Sciences at American University. Outside of the AU community, Professor Pascale has provided a variety of support for organizations including local schools, the National Children’s Defense Fund, City Policy Associates for the Conference of Mayors Hunger and Homelessness Report, the Center for Social Media and the New Media Literary Project at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Celine-Marie Pascale earned her doctorate in Sociology with a certificate in Feminist Studies (then, Women’s Studies) in December 2001 from the University of California, Santa Cruz. She served as a University of California Faculty Fellow until 2003, when she accepted a position on the faculty of American University. At American University, Celine-Marie earned tenure in 2009 and early promotion to full professor in 2013. She served three years as Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies for the College of Arts & Sciences, 2014-2017.