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

*Sold Out* OlioHouse | "There is no Word for 'Thank You' in Dothraki": Theories on the Relationship Between Language and Thought

Does the language we speak shape the way we think? We'll spend the weekend reading short stories, watching movies, analyzing (fun) data, and making truffles to examine this question from several directions

Venue: OlioHouse | Wassaic, NY

Teacher: Maureen Matarese

Jan. 12, 2019, noon

Olio Seminar | Words Shape Worlds: The Discourse of Courtrooms

In this Olio seminar we will examine the language and discourse of courtroom interaction, looking at how that language shapes the jury’s decision.

Venue: Living Room

Teacher: Maureen Matarese

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

Distortions of Practice: Neoliberalism and Individual Responsibility in Higher Education and Social Work

We’ll discuss the extent to which neoliberal practices and policies create caste systems, often divided on racial lines, and contribute to the burn out of expendable faculty and staff.

Venue: Strand Bookstore

Teacher: Maureen Matarese

March 31, 2017, 7 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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Olio: A miscellaneous collection of art and literature.