Doris Warriner

Ross-Blakley Hall 170D
PO Box 871401
TEMPE
Associate Chair, Associate Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
1401

Biography

Doris Warriner is a linguistic anthropologist of education who is interested in using ethnographic methods to examine the educational, social, political, economic, and ideological dimensions of movement and mobility—with a particular focus on the relationship between communicative practices and the lived experiences, literacy development and learning trajectories of immigrant and refugee families. In her scholarship and teaching, she draws on theories and approaches from applied linguistics, literacy studies, educational anthropology and linguistic anthropology to show how social practices are influenced by large-scale processes such as displacement, ethnic conflict, immigration and transnationalism.

Warriner is currently an associate professor in the Department of English at Arizona State University. She received her doctorate in 2003 from the University of Pennsylvania's Graduate School of Education. Her dissertation, entitled 'Here without English You are Dead': Language Ideologies and the Experiences of Women Refugees Enrolled in an Adult ESL Program, examined how adult women learners of English (from the Sudan, Iran, and the former Yugloslavia) were positioned by institutional and ideological discourses, their responses to the positions ascribed to them, and the social and economic consequences of those responses. This dissertation was awarded the 2005 Outstanding Dissertation Award by the Council on Anthropology and Education, American Anthropological Association.

Education

  • Ph.D. Educational Linguistics, University of Pennsylvania, Graduate School of Education 2003
  • M.S. TESOL, University of Pennsylvania, Graduate School of Education 1999
  • B.A. English, Dickinson College, PA 1991

 

Research Interests

  • Language diversity in educational contexts
  • Immigration, language learning, and identity
  • Refugee resettlement; transnationalism and globalization
  • Literacy as a social practice
  • Educational linguistics
  • Linguistic anthropology of education

 

Publications

  • Warriner, D. S., *Morelli, K. & *Lee, K. (2018). Transnationalism and Shifting Ethnolinguistic Identities. In the TESOL Encyclopedia of English Language Teaching, Edited by J. Liontas & S. Nero. Wiley. DOI: 10.1002/9781118784235.eelt0280
  • Warriner, D. S. (2017). Theorizing the spatial dimensions and pedagogical implications of transnationalism. Curriculum Inquiry, 47(1), 50-61. Special issue on the pedagogical implications of global and transnational migration.
  • Warriner, D. S. (2017). The Politics of English Language Teaching. For the Encyclopedia of Language and Education, Vol. 1: Language Policy and Political Issues in Education, 3rd Edition (pp. 199-210). Edited by T. L. McCarty & S. May. Springer.
  • Warriner, D. S. & Anderson, K. (2017). Discourse Analysis and Educational Research. In K. King, Y-J. Lai & S. May (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Language and Education, Vol. 10: Research Methods, 3rd Edition. Springer. DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-02329-8_22-1
  • Fredricks, D. E. & Warriner, D. S. (2016). We speak English in here and English only!” Teacher and ELL youth perspectives on restrictive language education. Bilingual Research Journal, 39 (3-4), 309-323. Special Issue on Richard Ruiz and Research on Language Planning, 30 years plus.
  • Warriner, D. S. (2015). “Here, without English, You are Dead”: Ideologies of language and discourses of neoliberalism in adult English language learning. Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development. Special Issue on Researching Language and Neoliberalism. DOI: 10.1080/01434632.2015.1071827
  • Fredricks, D. & Warriner, D. S. (2015). “Talk English!” Refugee youth and policy shaping in restrictive language policy contexts. In V. Ramanthan & E. Feuerherm (Eds.), Refugee Resettlement: Language, Policy, Pedagogy (pp. 135-151). Multilingual Matters, Ltd.
  • Noguerón-Liu, S. & Warriner, D. S. (2014). Heteroglossic practices in the online publishing process: Complexities in digital and geographical borderlands. In A. Blackledge & A. Creese (Eds.), Heteroglossia as Practice and Pedagogy (pp. 179-197). New York: Springer.
  • Warriner, D. S. & Wyman, L. T. (2013). Introduction: Experiences of simultaneity in complex contemporary linguistic ecologies: Implications for theory, method and practice. International Multilingual Research Journal, 7(1), 1-14.
  • Warriner, D. S. (2013). “It’s better life here than there”: Elasticity and ambivalence in narratives of personal experience. International Multilingual Research Journal, 7(1), 15-32.
  • Warriner, D. S. (2012). When the macro facilitates the micro: A study of regimentation and emergence in spoken interaction. Anthropology and Education Quarterly, 43(2), 173-191.
  • Lam, W. S. E. & Warriner, D. S. (2012). Transnationalism and literacy: Investigating the mobility of people, languages, texts, and practices in contexts of migration. Reading Research Quarterly, 47(2), 191-215.
  • Warriner, D. S. (2012). Multilingual literacies. In M. Martin-Jones, A. Blackledge, & A. Creese (Eds.), The Routledge Handbook on Multilingualism (pp. 508-520). London & New York: Routledge.
  • Warriner, D. S. (2011). Literacy. In J. Simpson (Ed.), The Routledge Handbook of Applied Linguistics (pp. 529-540). London & New York: Routledge.
  • Bartlett, L., López, D., Vasudevan, L., & Warriner, D. S. (2011). The anthropology of literacy. In M. Pollock & B. Levinson (Eds.), Blackwell Companion to Anthropology of Education (pp. 154-176). Malden, MA: Blackwell.
  • Warriner, D. S. (2010). Competent Performances of Situated Identities: Adult Learners of English Accessing Engaged Participation. Teaching and Teacher Education, 26(1), 22-30.
  • Warriner, D. S. (2010) Communicative Competence Revisited: An Ethnopoetic Analysis of Narrative Performances of Identity. In F. Hult (Ed.), Directions and Prospects for Educational Linguistics (pp. 63-77). New York: Springer.
  • Warriner, D. S. (2009). Continued marginalization: The social cost of exceptionalism for African refugee learners of English. In J. Kleifgen & G. Bond (Eds.), The Languages of Africa and the Diaspora: Educating for Language Awareness (pp. 199-213). Buffalo: Multilingual Matters Ltd.
  • Warriner, D. S. (2009). Transnational Literacies: Examining global flows through the lens of everyday practice. In M. Baynham & M. Prinsloo (Eds.), The Future of Literacy Studies (pp. 160-180).  Palgrave Advances in Linguistics Series.
  • Warriner, D. S. (2007). Language learning and the politics of belonging: Sudanese women refugees becoming and being 'American'. Anthropology and Education Quarterly 38(4), 343-361.
  • Warriner, D. S. (2007). Editor’s Introduction: Transnational Literacies: Immigration, language learning, and identity. Linguistics and Education, 18(3-4), 201-214.
  • Warriner, D. S. (2007). “It’s just the nature of the beast”: Re-imagining the literacies of schooling. Linguistics and Education, 18(3-4), 305-324.
  • Warriner, D. S. (2007). Discourse analysis in educational research. In K. King & N. Hornberger (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Language and Education, Volume 10: Research Methods in Language and Education, 2nd ed. (pp. 203-215). New York: Springer.
  • Warriner, D. S. (2004). “The days now is very hard for my family”: The negotiation and construction of gendered work identities among newly arrived women refugees. Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 3(4), 279-294.
  • Warriner, D. S. (2004). Multiple literacies and identities: The experiences of two women refugees. Women’s Studies Quarterly, 32(1-2), 179-195.

Guest-Edited Journal Issues

  • Warriner, D. S., & Wyman, L. (Guest Editors). (2013). Experiences of simultaneity in complex contemporary linguistic ecologies: Implications for theory, method and practice. Theme Issue, International Multilingual Research Journal, 7(1).
  • Warriner, D. S. (Guest Editor). (2007). Transnational Literacies: Immigration, Language Learning, and Identity. Theme Issue, Linguistics and Education, 18 (3-4).

Research Activity

  • Warriner,Doris*. Proposal for Research Study: Evaluating the Refugee School Impact Grant. AZ DES-DEPT ECONOMIC SECURITY(1/1/2010 - 8/31/2010).

Courses

Fall 2018
Course Number Course Title
ENG 556 Theories of Literacy
DCI 784 Internship
DCI 792 Research
DCI 799 Dissertation
Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
DCI 784 Internship
DCI 792 Research
DCI 799 Dissertation
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
ENG 691 Seminar
DCI 784 Internship
DCI 792 Research
DCI 799 Dissertation
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
DCI 784 Internship
DCI 792 Research
DCI 799 Dissertation
Fall 2016
Course Number Course Title
ENG 205 Intro to Writing, Rhet, Lit
DCI 784 Internship
DCI 792 Research
DCI 799 Dissertation
Spring 2016
Course Number Course Title
DCI 784 Internship
DCI 792 Research
DCI 799 Dissertation
Fall 2015
Course Number Course Title
DCI 784 Internship
DCI 792 Research
DCI 799 Dissertation
Spring 2015
Course Number Course Title
ENG 656 Studies Cross-Cultural Discrse
DCI 784 Internship
DCI 792 Research
DCI 799 Dissertation
Fall 2014
Course Number Course Title
ENG 500 Research Methods
DCI 784 Internship
DCI 792 Research
DCI 799 Dissertation
Summer 2014
Course Number Course Title
DCI 784 Internship
DCI 792 Research
DCI 799 Dissertation
Spring 2014
Course Number Course Title
ENG 691 Seminar
DCI 784 Internship
DCI 792 Research
DCI 799 Dissertation

Presentations

  • Warriner, D. S. Language, literacy and health care: How applied linguists can be responsive and relevant. Paper presented (with Katherine Morelli) as part of a colloquium on Transdisciplinary approaches in applied linguistics: Exploring language practices and tracing ideological effects to address real-world issues. American Association of Applied Linguistics, Portland, Oregon, March 2017.
  • Warriner, D. S. How do ethnographic methods need to evolve in order to address new research challenges? Paper presented as part of a session on Methods for New Research Challenges. American Anthropological Association, Minneapolis, Minnesota, November 2016.
  • Warriner, D. S. Fostering sustainable access to health care: The role of applied linguistics in collaboratively applied research projects. Roundtable presentation (with Katherine Morelli). American Association of Applied Linguistics, Toronto, Canada, March 2015.
  • Warriner, D. S. Increasing refugees access to and participation in healthcare. Paper to be presented as part of a session on Theorizing Discitizenship: The Reproduction of Illegitimate Hierarchies. American Association of Applied Linguistics, Toronto, Canada, March 2015.
  • Warriner, D. S. Growth requires a change in program culture. Roundtable presentation on Mapping the Future of Doctoral Programs in Rhetoric and Composition, sponsored by the Consortium of Doctoral Programs in Rhetoric and Composition.  Conference on College Composition and Communication in Tampa, Florida, March 2015.
  • Warriner, D. S. Fostering sustainable access to health care: The role of anthropology in collaboratively applied research projects. Paper presented as part of a session on Producing anthropological knowledge about/with/for/in refugee communities: Collaborations, constraints, tensions, and possibilities. American Anthropological Association, Washington, DC, December 2014.
  • Warriner, D. S. Here without English you are dead: Ideologies of language and discourses of neoliberalism in everyday talk. Paper presented as part of a colloquium on Applied Linguistics and Political Economy: Ideologies of Language and Identity in the Neoliberal Era. American Association of Applied Linguistics, Dallas, Texas, March 2013.
  • Warriner, D. S. Language Policing through Social Interaction: The role of metadiscursive practice in the language learning experiences of multilingual students. Paper presented (with Daisy Fredricks) as part of a colloquium on Constituting social life in and through narrative discourse: Everyday storytelling as a complex social practice. American Association of Applied Linguistics, Boston, Massachusetts, March 2012.
  • Warriner, D. S. Its about language proficiency, thats how I see it: The interactional legacies of pathological social categories. Paper presented as part of a colloquium on The Legacies of Pathological Language Ideologies in Contemporary Ethnographies of Language & Identity. American Anthropological Association, Montreal, Canada, November 2011.
  • Warriner, D. S. The small stories of displaced students: Discourse as practice in a multilingual multinational classroom. Paper presented (with Daisy Fredricks) as part of a colloquium on Constituting Social Life in and Through Narrative Discourse: Everyday Storytelling as a Complex Social Practice. American Anthropological Association, Montreal, Canada, November 2011.
  • Warriner, D. S. Local stories of movement and membership: Narrating the self in a time of transnationalism and globalization. Paper presented as part of a colloquium on Literacies across Contexts. International Association of Applied Linguistics (AILA), Beijing, China, August 2011.
  • Warriner, D. S. Symbolic competence as strategic performance: Narratives of displacement, contested identities, and transformative practices. Paper presented at the Mobility, Language, Literacy Conference. International Association of Applied Linguistics, Cape Town, South Africa, January 2011.
  • Warriner, D. S. Taking Stock: Evaluating the Refugee School Impact Grant. Arizona Department of Education: Meeting with Representatives from Arizona School Districts, September 2010.
  • Warriner, D. S. Symbolic competence in educational contexts: Re-assessing how refugee learners narrate the self. American Educational Research Association, May 2010.
  • Warriner, D. S. Beyond Labels and Limitations: Refugee Youth in Arizona Schools. ACCESS Institute: SEI & YOU, April 2010.
  • Warriner, D. S. The symbolic competence of refugees: Narratives of displacement, performances of identity, and transformative practice. American Association of Applied Linguistics, March 2010.
  • Warriner, D. S. Creative contestations of "refugeeness": Regimentation and emergence in autobiographical narrative. American Anthropological Association, December 2009.
  • Warriner, D. S. Re-imagining community: When shared practices do not translate into shared experiences. American Anthropological Association, November 2008.
  • Warriner, D. S. (Re)producing ideologies: Imagined communities, oscillating investments, and transformed identities. AILA World Congress (International Association of Applied Linguistics), August 2008.
  • Warriner, D. S. "This school reminds me of Ellis Island": The discursive construction of race and class in English language teaching. American Association of Applied Linguistics, March 2008.
  • Warriner, D. S. "This school reminds me of Ellis Island": The discursive construction of race, class and leaner identities. American Anthropological Association, December 2007.
  • Warriner, D. S. At the intersection: The ethnopoetics of identity construction, situated learning, and structured creativity in storytelling and narrative. American Association of Applied Linguistics, April 2007.
  • Warriner, Doris S. Moving across and between communities of difference: The situated learning experiences of women refugees in and out of school. American Anthropological Association, November 2006.