Christine M. Jacknick

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Associate Professor
Deputy Chairperson
Academic Literacy and Linguistics


Office: N-480

Office Hours: TBA

Phone: +1 (212) 220-8546


Christine M. Jacknick, a graduate of Teachers College, Columbia University with a doctorate in Applied Linguistics, is an applied linguist utilizing conversation analysis to examine discursive practices in institutional settings, highlighting the collaborative nature of talk and identifying the exercise of agency and power through interactional practices. Her research emphasizes the pairing of rigorous, line-by-line discourse analysis with larger social and cultural theories, underscoring the relevance of interactional practices to the realities of participants.
Her major research focus is language use in the classroom, and she has published in Journal of Pragmatics, Classroom Discourse, Language and Sociocultural Theory, among other journals.

Her current research project is a book-length manuscript on the multimodality of student participation and engagement in classrooms, under contract with Edinburgh University Press.


Conversation Analysis, Multimodality, Classroom Interaction, Forensic Linguistics, Discourse analysis, Applied Linguistics


  • Ed.D. Teachers College, Columbia University, Applied Linguistics,
  • Ed.M, Teachers College, Columbia University, Applied Linguistics
  • M.A. Teachers College, Columbia University, Applied Linguistics
  • B.A. University of Maryland, College Park, English Language & Literature
  • B.A. University of Maryland, College Park, Spanish Language & Literature

Courses Taught

Research and Projects



Jacknick, C. M. (in preparation). Social interaction in classrooms: Student participation and engagement. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.

Jacknick, C., Box, C., & Waring, H.Z. (Eds.) (2014). Talk in institutions: A LANSI volume. Newcastle, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Peer-Reviewed Articles

Duran, D. & Jacknick, C.M. (under review). Teacher response pursuits in whole class post-task discussions. Linguistics and Education.

Jacknick, C.M. (2018). Collaborative use of multimodal resources in discussions of L2 grammatical meaning: A microgenetic analysis. Language and Sociocultural Theory, 5(2), 130-174. DOI: 10.1558/lst.32487

Jacknick, C. & Creider, S. (2018). A chorus line?: Engaging (or not) with the open floor. Hacettepe University Journal of Education, 33, 72-92.

Jacknick, C. & Avni, S. (2017). Shalom, bitches: Examining interactional identity work in an anonymous online forum. Discourse, Context, & Media, 15, 54-64.

Sert, O. & Jacknick, C.M. (2015). Student smiles and the negotiation of epistemics in L2 classrooms. Journal of Pragmatics, 77, 97-112.

Jacknick, C. (2011). “But this is writing”: Post-expansions in student-initiated sequences. Novitas-ROYAL, 5(1), 39-54.

Jacknick, C. (2011). Breaking in is hard to do: Negotiating classroom activity shifts. Classroom Discourse, 2(1), 20-38.

Book Chapters

Jacknick, C. (2018). Learner ethnography and raising cultural and linguistic awareness. In J. I. Liontas (Ed.), The TESOL Encyclopedia of English Language Teaching (pp. 1-7). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Jacknick, C., Box, C., & Waring, H.Z. (2014). Introduction. In C. Jacknick, C. Box, & H.Z. Waring (Eds.), Talk  in institutions: A LANSI volume (pp. 1-7). Newcastle, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Jacknick, C. (2013). “Cause the textbook says…”: Laughter and student challenges in the ESL classroom. In P. Glenn and L. Holt (Eds.), Studies of laughter in interaction (pp. 185-200). London: Bloomsbury.

Jacknick, C.M., & Thornbury, S. (2013). The task at hand: Noticing as a mind–body–world phenomenon. In J. Bergsleithner, S. N. Frota, & J. K. Yoshioka, (Eds.), Noticing and second language acquisition: Studies in honor of Richard Schmidt (pp. 327–347). Honolulu: University of Hawai‘i, National Foreign Language Resource Center.

Honors, Awards and Affiliations

  • CUNY Book Completion Award (2019-2020)
  • BMCC Academic Affairs Faculty Publication Grant (2019-2020)
  • Professional Staff Congress, City University of New York Traditional B Grant (2019-2020)
  • Stefan Bernard Baumrin Associate Professors Travel Award (2019-2020)
  • William P. Kelly Research Fellowship Award (2018-2019)
  • Professional Staff Congress, City University of New York Traditional B Grant (2015-2016)
  • BMCC Faculty Development Grant (2015-2016)
  • CUNY William Stewart Travel Award (2010)
  • CUNY Betty Fairfax Professional Development Fund Grant (2009)

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