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Overview

  • DANIELLE PILLET-SHORE earned her Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) in 2008, an M.A. in Sociology from UCLA in 2001, and a B.A. in Communication Studies from UCLA in 1998.

    Danielle Pillet-Shore’s research aims to discover how human social conduct is organized, coherent and meaningful. She uses the methods of conversation analysis to examine video recorded naturally occurring interactions between people coming together to socialize and/or do work, focusing on how people create and maintain their social and professional relationships, and minimize conflict and maximize social harmony, in everyday life. She is currently investigating how both previously acquainted and unacquainted parties open their face-to-face interactions across a wide variety of settings, as well as how primary school teachers and their students’ parents interact during parent-teacher conferences, the latter of which was awarded a National Academy of Education/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship. Dr. Pillet-Shore’s findings have been published in the Communication discipline’s flagship Journal of Communication and Communication Monographs, as well as in Research on Language and Social Interaction, Social Psychology Quarterly, Social Science and Medicine, Language in Society, and Discourse Studies. Professor Pillet-Shore teaches courses on language and social interaction, conversation analysis, and institutional interaction (including in emergency service, legal, medical, family-school, and political contexts). She is the recipient of several top paper awards from the National Communication Association’s Language and Social Interaction Division, and her dissertation was recognized with the Outstanding Dissertation of the Year Award. Dr. Pillet-Shore served as elected Chair of the Language and Social Interaction Division of the National Communication Association, and was commissioned as guest editor for the journal Research on Language and Social Interaction.
  • Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title
    2018 Getting to know you: Teasing as an invitation to intimacy in initial interactionsDiscourse Studies.  20:246-269. 2018
    2018 Arriving: Expanding the Personal State SequenceResearch on Language and Social Interaction.  51:232-247. 2018
    2018 How to BeginResearch on Language and Social Interaction.  51:213-231. 2018
    2017 Preference OrganizationOxford Research Encyclopedia of Communication2017
    2016 Criticizing another's child: How teachers evaluate students during parent-teacher conferencesLanguage in Society.  45:33-58. 2016
    2015 ComplaintsThe International Encyclopedia of Language and Social Interaction.  1-7. 2015
    2015 ComplimentsThe International Encyclopedia of Language and Social Interaction.  1-6. 2015
    2015 Being a "Good Parent" in Parent-Teacher ConferencesJournal of Communication.  65:373-395. 2015
    2012 Greeting: Displaying Stance Through Prosodic Recipient DesignResearch on Language and Social Interaction.  45:375-398. 2012
    2012 The Problems with Praise in Parent-Teacher InteractionCommunication Monographs.  79:181-204. 2012
    2011 Jack Sidnell, Conversation analysis: An introduction. West Sussex, UK: Wiley-Blackwell, 2010. Pp. x, 283. Pb. $34.95.John Heritage & Steven Clayman, Talk in action: Interactions, identities, and institutions. West Sussex, UK: Wiley-Blackwell, 2010. Pp. vii, 312. Pb. $39.95.Language in Society.  40:513-517. 2011
    2011 Doing Introductions: The Work Involved in Meeting Someone NewCommunication Monographs.  78:73-95. 2011
    2010 Making Way and Making Sense: Including Newcomers in InteractionSocial Psychology Quarterly.  73:152-175. 2010
    2006 Weighing in primary-care nurse-patient interactions.Social Science and Medicine.  62:407-421. 2006
    2003 Doing "okay": On the multiple metrics of an assessmentResearch on Language and Social Interaction.  36:285-319. 2003

    Teaching Activities

  • Analyzing Instit Interaction Taught course 2019
  • Conversation Analysis Taught course 2019
  • Analyzing Instit Interaction Taught course 2018
  • Openings Everyday Interactions Taught course 2018
  • Conversation Analysis Taught course 2018
  • Opening Everyday Interaction Taught course 2018
  • Analyzing Instit Interaction Taught course 2017
  • Openings Everyday Interactions Taught course 2017
  • Conversation Analysis Taught course 2017
  • Intro Lang & Soc Interaction Taught course 2017
  • Analyzing Instit Interaction Taught course 2016
  • Openings Everyday Interactions Taught course 2016
  • Conversation Analysis Taught course 2016
  • Intro Lang & Soc Interaction Taught course 2016
  • Analyzing Instit Interaction Taught course 2015
  • Opening Everyday Interaction Taught course 2015
  • Education And Training

    Full Name

  • Danielle Pillet-Shore