Corwin, Anna I. 2018 “Overcoming Elderspeak: A Qualitative Study of Three Alternatives” The Gerontologist 00(00) 1-6.

Corwin, Anna I. 2017 “Emerging Genders: Semiotic Agency and the Performance of Gender among Genderqueer Individuals.” Gender and Language 11 (2): 255-277.

Corwin, Anna I. 2017 “Growing Old with God: An Alternative Vision of Successful Aging Among Catholic Nuns.” In S. Lamb (Ed.), Successful Aging as a Contemporary Obsession: Global Perspectives. Rutgers University Press.

Corwin, Anna I.  2014 “Lord Hear Our Prayer: Prayer, Social Support, and Well-Being in a Catholic Convent.”  Journal of Linguistic Anthropology 24(2): 175-195

Corwin, Anna I. 2012. “Changing God, Changing Bodies: The Impact of New Prayer Practices on Elderly Catholic Nuns’ Embodied Experience.” Ethos 40(4):390-410. Corwin.Ethos.2012

Corwin, Anna I.  2012. “Let Him Hold You: Spiritual and Social Support in a Catholic Convent Infirmary.” Anthropology of Aging Quarterly 33(4):120-130. Corwin.AAQ.2012

Corwin, Anna I. 2009. “Language and Gender Variance: Constructing Gender Beyond the Male/Female Binary.” Electronic Journal of Human Sexuality 12.


The Chicago Tribune covered my work on Elderspeak in October 2018 here: “Why baby-talking to your grandma is not OK

The Huffington Post covered my 2017 chapter on Successful Aging called “Growing Old with God” here: “Aging Successfully Basically Means Not Aging at All.”

My 2017 article “Overcoming Elderspeak” has been covered on Reuters Health: “Caregiver Nuns Model Skillful Ways to Speak to Infirm Seniors” as well as in AARP: “Don’t Call me Sweetie” and the Huffington Post: “Using Baby Talk With Seniors Is Insulting, Not Cute.”

Corwin, Anna I. March 2014. Dissertation Launchpad (TED-like talk): “Nuns, Prayer, and the Language of Aging Well” .

Saul-Sehy, Joe (Producer). 2012, Nov. 8. “How To Live a Longer and More Fulfilling Life” [Audio Podcast].

Corwin, Anna I. 2013 “Why Do Nuns Outlive the Rest of Us: Six Tips for Healthy Aging.” In Yes! Magazine. Sept 27.

Quoted in KNBA radio piece on Successful Aging: :”Researchers say popularity of the successful aging movement reflects American age-ism” by Joaqlin Estus.  Dec. 29, 2014 and picked up by New America Media. Jan 10, 2015.