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Q&A with Sharese King on biases against African-American vernacular in criminal justice

Sharese King
CHENYE ZHU/The Stanford Daily
Jan 31 2017
Fellow, Research, Stanford

This week’s Glamorous Grad Student, Sharese King, is a fifth-year Ph.D. candidate in linguistics. King is interested in social linguistics, especially at the intersection of anthropology, psychology and linguistics. Last year, along with her mentor Professor John Rickford, King co-authored an award-winning paper in the scientific journal “Language” on criminal justice biases towards speakers of African American Vernacular English (AAVE) and other dialects. The Stanford Daily spoke with King about her three-year research experience and inspiration for the paper..

Sharese King is a 2016 DARE Fellow.