Bradford, Katie

Seeking Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Language Studies

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Hometown: Austin, Texas
B.A. Degree: English, The University of Texas at Austin
M.A. Degree: English Linguistics, Arizona State University

Katie Bradford is nearing completion of her Ph.D. in Communication Studies at The University of Texas at Austin, where she has taught courses in professional communication and interviewing skills, developed curriculum, and worked as teaching assistant for numerous interpersonal communication courses. Ms. Bradford worked as a professional editor of college textbooks for Prentice Hall/Pearson Education, and as a freelance editor on scholarly papers, before returning to school to pursue a Ph.D. Katie currently is writing a dissertation using her analysis of video-based data to explain how people integrate the use of smartphones into their face-to-face conversations.

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Jürgen Streeck

Expected Graduation Date: December 2019

Bradford CV_Fall 2019.pdf


Bradford, K. E., & Ingram, M. B. (2018, October). Integrating smartphones into family dinner conversations. Presentation at The 8th Meeting of the Language and Social Interaction Working Group (LANSI), Teachers College, Columbia University, New York City.
Guo, E., & Bradford, K. E. (2018, April). Exploring fear and anxiety in pediatric dentistry: A microethnographic study of dental clinics in China and the United States. Poster presented at the 24th Annual Conference on Language, Interaction, and Culture, University of California, Los Angeles.
Bradford, K.E. (2017, November). Kenneth Burke’s rhetorical philosophy: A framework for understanding changing social norms associated with smartphones in face-to-face interactions. Poster presented at the National Communication Association Conference, Dallas, Texas.
Bradford, K. E. (2017, July). Smartphones and social interaction. Presentation at Institut für Deutsche Sprache, Mannheim, Germany. 
Bradford, K. E. (2017, July). Family dinner conversation: Participation and negotiated access. Presentation at Institut für Deutsche Sprache, Mannheim, Germany.
Bradford, K. E. (2016, April). A dinner conversation among intergenerational participants: How speakers negotiate access. Paper presented at the Southern States Communication Association Conference, Austin, Texas.
Bradford, K. E. (2015, October). Children’s imaginative play: Gaze and talk in social action. Paper presented at the Culture, Language, and Social Practice Conference, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado.
Bradford, K. E. (2000, January). Panelist at the 20th Anniversary of the Scholarly Publishing & Public History Programs, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona.
Bradford, K. E. (1996, October). Interruptions and gender: Is there a relationship? Paper presented at the Linguistic Association of the Southwest XXV Conference, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Bradford, K. E. (1996, March). What role does gender play in conversants’ use of interruption? Paper presented at the Second Graduate Linguistics/TESL Symposium, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona.
Bradford, K. E. (1995, March). Interruptions in discourse: The role of gender. Paper presented at the Graduate Linguistics Symposium, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona.
The University of Texas at Austin Graduate School Dissertation Writing Fellowship, $10,000, Spring 2019
Graduate Research Assistant, Dr. Jürgen Streeck, American Conversations Course, Dept. of Communication Studies, UT-Austin, Winter 2017-2018
·      Collected and organized video-recorded data for classroom demonstrations and student projects
Intellectual Entrepreneurship Kuhn Scholar Award, $1,000, Fall 2017
Basic Conflict Mediation Certification, Fall 2017
·      Completed coursework and training in mediation at UT-Austin
Visiting Scholar, Institut für Deutsche Sprache, Mannheim, Germany, July 2017
Top Student Paper Award in the Language & Social Interaction Division of the Southern States Communication Association Conference, Austin, TX, April 2016
Moody Fellowship, $3,000, The University of Texas at Austin, 2015-2016
Professional Development Award, $500, Office of Graduate Studies, UT-Austin, Fall 2015
The Graduate School Recruitment Fellowship, $2,000, UT-Austin, 2014-2015
Community College Teaching Certificate, State of Arizona, English/Literature, July 1996
Certificate in Scholarly Publishing, Arizona State University, December 1994
·      Fulfilled 20 credit hours of graduate work in scholarly editing and publishing, plus an internship
The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, Chapter at Arizona State University, April 1994
Gillig, K., Neupane, R., Denlinger, K., Bradford, K., Juarez, C., & Martinez, R. (Patlan, Q.) (Eds.). (2018). Symposium About Language and Society, Austin (SALSA) XXVI Conference Proceedings. In Texas Linguistics Forum 61. Available from
Bradford, K. E. & Ingram, M. B. (2018). Delivery and style. In M. A. Harrison, J. L. Ford, & J. A. Daly (Eds.). Professional communication skills (8th ed.). New York, NY: Pearson Education.
Foster, H., Everdell, M., Bradford, K., Orjuela, L., Cooley, F., Al Bulushi, H., & Gutierrez Lorenzo, A. (Eds.) (2017). Symposium About Language and Society, Austin (SALSA) XXV Conference Proceedings. In Texas Linguistics Forum 60. Available from