Dr. Julie Sweetland is a sociolinguist and a senior advisor at the FrameWorks Institute, a nonprofit that equips change-makers to lead productive public conversations on scientific and social issues. FrameWorks’ unique approach to communications research shapes public discourse across the nation and around the world. Their impact was recognized in 2015 with the MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions, otherwise known as the “organizational genius grant.”
Since joining FrameWorks in 2012, Dr. Sweetland has co-constructed and led reframing initiatives on a range of children’s issues, including adverse childhood experiences, the impact of racism on child development, and two-generation approaches to supporting children and families. Her skill in translating framing research into communication strategy has helped advocates, policymakers, and scientists drive social change.
Prior to joining FrameWorks, Julie spent over a decade working in education reform as a classroom teacher, teacher educator, and advocate. At Center for Inspired Teaching, she designed an innovative teacher residency which has since trained hundreds of progressive educators who work throughout DC public schools.
Dr. Sweetland is a graduate of Georgetown University and completed her MA and PhD in linguistics at Stanford University. She lives with her amazing daughter in a democratically-run cohousing community in Washington, DC.