Maureen Matarese

Maureen T. Matarese is a professor at BMCC. She has a doctorate from Columbia University and is a linguist with a specialization in discourse analysis, sociolinguistics, and applied linguistics. She is the U.S. expert on social work interaction (particularly in homeless settings) and the discourse of street-level bureaucrats.


Past Olios with Maureen Matarese


Olio Seminar | Words Shape Worlds: The Discourse of Courtrooms

Venue: Living Room

Teacher: Maureen Matarese

Sept. 26, 2018, 7:30 p.m.

Transparent isn't So Transparent: What the Hit Show Reveals About Rigid Social Structures

Venue: Strand Bookstore

Teacher: Maureen Matarese

Feb. 24, 2017, 7 p.m.

How Neoliberalism is Screwing Up Social Work, Education, Breakfast Cereal and Your Life

Venue: Pioneer Works

Teacher: Maureen Matarese

Sept. 28, 2016, 7:30 p.m.

Linguistic Prejudice: Media, Politics, and Saturday Night Live

Venue: Chandelier Creative

Teacher: Maureen Matarese

Aug. 10, 2016, 7:30 p.m.


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