Jennifer Sclafani is Affiliate Scholar and former Associate Teaching Professor of Linguistics at Georgetown University. She teaches sociolinguistics and discourse analysis, and her research focuses on intercultural communication, political discourse analysis, gender and the media, and language and identity in contexts of migration and globalization.

Her research on the language of Donald Trump has been published as a book, Talking Donald Trump: A Sociolinguistic Study of Style, Metadiscourse, and Political Identity (Routledge, 2017), and her analyses of US presidential politics have been featured in news outlets including The Washington Post, Scientific American, CNN Politics, BBC Radio 4, PBS News Hour, CBC Radio, and The Guardian, among others. Her research has also appeared in academic journals, such as Language in Society and Journal of Sociolinguistics.

She is currently writing a textbook, Intercultural Communication: An Interactional Sociolinguistic Approach, to be published by Routledge.