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I have been at York since 2005, first as a PhD student, then as a Teaching Fellow. I took up a lectureship in 2013. My teaching includes conversation analysis (CA) and modules attached to the social psychology pathway. I am the course leader for the degree in Sociology with Social Psychology.
My PhD combined my interests in interaction, identity and gender, and used CA 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. Since then, I have been using CA to study the interactional accomplishment of decision-making in clinical settings. From 2015-2017 I worked on a project which analysed the ways that choice is (not) offered in neurology consultations. Since 2017, I have been working on the ways that decisions are made in the interaction between labouring women, their birth partners and healthcare practitioners in midwifery-led units.
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.