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Research fellow, Griffith University

Dr Karen Stollznow is a linguist, researcher, and author. Her research interests lie at the intersection of language, meaning and culture. Karen has a particular focus on discrimination and prejudice in language. She is the author of the book On The Offensive (Cambridge University Press).


  • 2019–present
    Research fellow, Griffith University
  • 2012–2019
    Lecturer, University of New England
  • 2008–2012
    Lecturer , San Francisco State University
  • 2008–2012
    Research associate, University of California, Berkeley


  • 2008 
    University of New England, PhD, Linguistics


  • 2020
    On The Offensive: Prejudice in Language Past and Present, Cambridge University Press
  • 2017
    The Language of Discrimination, Lincom
  • 2014
    Language Myths, Mysteries and Magic, Palgrave Macmillan
  • 2013
    God Bless America, Pitchstone Press

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow, Griffith Centre for Social and Cultural Research