Katie Elizabeth Bradford

Notable Achievements

Part-Time Instructor of Communication Studies Katie Bradford has completed a Ph.D. in Communication Studies at The University of Texas at Austin. Her dissertation, “Moving between the Conversation ‘at Hand’ and the ‘Handheld’ Conversation: Participation in Family Dinners with Smartphones,” investigates how people incorporate technology into their face-to-face interactions. Her research responds to contemporary concerns about smartphones and their impact on communication—and is novel because it is based on an analysis of video-recorded natural conversational data, not just surveys or observations.

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Expertise

Conversation Analysis, Interpersonal Communication, Professional Communication Skills (written and spoken), Qualitative Research Methods

Katie E. Bradford completed her Ph.D. in Communication Studies at The University of Texas at Austin. Her dissertation, “Moving Between the Conversation ‘at Hand’ and the ‘Handheld’ Conversation: Participation in Family Dinners with Smartphones,” is based on her analysis of video-based data to explain how people integrate the use of smartphones into their face-to-face conversations. At UT-Austin she taught courses in professional communication and interviewing skills, developed curriculum, and worked as teaching assistant for numerous interpersonal communication courses. Dr. Bradford holds a B.A. in English from UT-Austin and an M.A. in English Linguistics from Arizona State University. She previously worked as a professional editor of college textbooks for Prentice Hall/Pearson Education, and as a freelance editor of scholarly papers. 

  • Katie E. Bradford completed her Ph.D. in Communication Studies at The University of Texas at Austin. Her dissertation, “Moving Between the Conversation ‘at Hand’ and the ‘Handheld’ Conversation: Participation in Family Dinners with Smartphones,” is based on her analysis of video-based data to explain how people integrate the use of smartphones into their face-to-face conversations. At UT-Austin she taught courses in professional communication and interviewing skills, developed curriculum, and worked as teaching assistant for numerous interpersonal communication courses. Dr. Bradford holds a B.A. in English from UT-Austin and an M.A. in English Linguistics from Arizona State University. She previously worked as a professional editor of college textbooks for Prentice Hall/Pearson Education, and as a freelance editor of scholarly papers. 

  • 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 http://salsa.ling.utexas.edu/proceedings/index.html.

    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 http://salsa.ling.utexas.edu/proceedings/index.html.

  • Bradford, K.E. (2019, November). Smartphones as an index of authority in family dinner interactions. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Conference, Baltimore, MD.

    Bradford, K. E. (2019, February). Conversations in the age of smartphones. Three-Minute Thesis Competition. The University of Texas at Austin.

    Bradford, K. E. (2019, January). First encounters, participation frameworks, and mimesis. Guest lecture for Dr. Jürgen Streeck’s CMS 355K Intercultural Communication class, The University of Texas at Austin.

    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, TX.

    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. (2017, January). Deception through language use: Politics and advertising. Guest lecture for Dr. Joe Cutbirth’s CMS 344K Lying and Deception class, The University of Texas at Austin.

    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, TX.

    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, CO.

    Bradford, K. E. (2000, January). Panelist at the 20th Anniversary of the Scholarly Publishing & Public History Programs, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

    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, LA.

    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, AZ.

    Bradford, K. E. (1995, March). Interruptions in discourse: The role of gender. Paper presented at the Graduate Linguistics Symposium, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.