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, multilingual practices, language materiality, semiotics and discourse, language socialization, narrative theory, and language shift and revitalization. Faculty also develop linguistic anthropological approaches to questions of race, indigeneity, coloniality, gender, sexuality, politics, economics, media, and the nation-state. 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
Graduate Center
Room 4116.15
Phone: (718) 997-5513