After joining the faculty in 2003 and receiving tenure and promotion to associate professor in 2009, Celine-Marie Pascale was promoted to professor of sociology in 2013. She is an expert in the field of sociological analyses of language and representation. Her teaching and scholarship focus on culture, knowledge, and power as they relate to social inequalities.
Pascale has published two sole authored books: Making Sense of Race, Gender and Class: Commonsense, Power and Privilege in the United States (Routledge, 2007), which won the 2008 Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship Book Award from the American Sociological Association, and Cartographies of Knowledge: Exploring Qualitative Epistemologies (Sage, 2010), which received the Distinguished Book Award from the International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry in 2011. She recently edited a field-defining collection of original international scholarship entitled, Inequalities: The Politics of Representation in a Global Landscape (Sage, 2013). Pascale is also the author of more than 20 journal articles and book chapters. In 2013, she received a $10,000 grant for an epistemological study of biofield medicine, a new area of study at NIH. She has an on-going research project investigating the discursive production of risk in U.S. media accounts of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster.
In 2005, Pascale received the Distinguished Faculty Award from the Office of Multicultural Affairs and International Student Services at American University. Over the course of her career, she has served on numerous master’s and PhD committees (both at AU and internationally). She has also served as chair of the Dean’s Advisory Committee and participated in dozens of other departmental, college, and university committees. She has been chair of the department's Rank & Tenure Committee since 2010.
In addition, Pascale has been active in the discipline’s professional associations including in her current position as President of the Research Committee on Language and Society for the International Sociological Association. She serves as a peer-reviewer for several journals and presses including the American Journal of Sociology and Oxford University Press. In addition, she serves as an editorial board member of Current Sociology Monographs.