I arrived in York in 2005 to undertake a part-time PhD. At the time, I was teaching applied psychology at St Martin’s College in Carlisle (now University of Cumbria). After two-years of travelling across the Pennines and back on a weekly basis, I decided to move to York in order to benefit from a more participatory role in the department. From 2007, then, I have been employed as a Teaching Fellow in Sociology, teaching mostly on the Sociology with Social Psychology pathway. Whilst at St. Martin’s, I was introduced to pedagogic uses of a virtual learning environment. This is a skill that I have been able to develop at York, where I am the department’s VLE officer.
My PhD combined my interests in interaction, identity and gender, and used Conversation Analysis to examine gendered person references in mundane interaction. In part, this work was a response to, and a critique of, the notion that gendered speakers always-already produce gendered talk.
My main research interest is the application of Conversation Analysis to mundane and institutional settings. In particular:
Ohashi, Y., Wooffitt, R., Jackson, C. and Nixon, Y. (frth) Discourse, culture and anomalous experiences: Preliminary observations from a comparative, qualitative analysis of Japanese and UK English accounts of paranormal phenomena. Paper accepted for publication in Western Journal of Communication.
Jackson, C. (2013) ‘Why do these people’s opinions matter?’ Positioning known referents as unnameable others. Discourse Studies, 15(3):1-19
Wooffitt, R., Jackson, C, Reed, D. Ohashi, Y. and Hughes, I. (2013) ‘Self-identity, authenticity and the Other: The spirits and audience management in stage mediumship’. Language and Communication, 33(2):93-105
Jackson, C. and Jones, D. (2012) ‘Well they had a couple of bats to be truthful’: Well-prefaced self-repairs in managing precision in interaction. Journal of Pragmatics, 47(1): 28-40
I have a three year appointment as a Teaching Fellow in the Department of Sociology and am contributing to teaching on the following undergraduate modules; Social Psychology and Critical Perspectives on Social Psychology, Conversation Analysis and Gender, Sexuality and Diversity.
I am also developing and maintaining the Yorkshare Virtual Learning Environments for these modules.