People / Language and Identity, Sociolinguistics, Language and Gender, Graduate Students


Sarah Harris

German - Doctoral Candidate

Research Areas

Sociolinguistics; morphology; grammatical gender and its effects on speakers; gender-inclusive language, and its effects on social perception; gendered representations in media


Specialty areas

Language and Identity, Sociolinguistics, Language and Gender.


Sarah Harris is a doctoral candidate studying Germanic Linguistics. She received her BA in Linguistics from Dartmouth College in 2011 and her MA in Germanic Literature from NYU in 2014.

Her interests include language and identity, specifically as it relates to gender-inclusive language in German. Her dissertation concerns gender marking on persons in media, with a focus on the generic masculine and its effects on the reader.