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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 divorce lawyer in Amherst, MA.


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


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)