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About Benjamin Bailey

My research focuses on language, culture, and social identities, particularly ethnicity and race. I am interested in negotiations of meaning and social identity in face-to-face interaction, particularly in intercultural contexts. My publications include Language, Race, and Negotiation of Identity: A Study of Dominican Americans and various articles and chapters on race, code switching, bilingualism, immigration, intercultural communication, personal names, and street remarks. I have also become interested in language and interaction in divorce mediation, as I am married to a divorce mediator in Springfield, MA. and the workings of present value pension calculations.


Present Associate Professor, Department of Communication, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, University of Massachusetts Amherst


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Contact Information

Integrated Learning Center, S326
Department of Commmunication
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Amherst, MA 01003
Tel: 413-545-2522


Articles (15)

Books (1)

Book Chapters (9)