Linguistic Anthropology

The linguistic anthropology subfield investigates the role of language in ethnographic, cultural, social, and historical contexts. Current linguistic anthropology faculty are active in research on language ideology, language materiality, semiotics and discourse, language and race, language and gender/sexuality, language and (post)colonialism, multilingual practices, language shift and revitalization, language and indigeneity, endangered languages, language socialization, and language and nation.  Faculty integrate linguistic and sociocultural analyses and emphasize ethnographic research.

The Linguistic Anthropology subfield program has close ties with other programs such as Linguistics, Urban Education, and Latin American, Iberian, and Latino Cultures (LAILAC). Relevant courses in linguistic anthropology not offered at the Graduate Center may be taken at New York University, Columbia University, and Barnard College through the consortial arrangement. 

Subfield Coordinator for Linguistic Anthropology

Miki Makihara
Associate Professor
Graduate Center
Room 4116.15
Phone: (718) 997-5513