Sociolinguistic Regimes and the Management of "Diversity": New Europe and Old Europe

Friday March 11

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Fri Mar 11 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM 108N, North House


Susan Gal
University of Chicago

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Susan Gal received her PhD from the University of California, Berkeley, and is currently Mae & Sidney G. Metzl Distinguished Service Professor of Anthropology, of Linguistics, and of Social Sciences at the University of Chicago. Her research interests are in the political economy of language, including linguistic nationalism, language and, gender, and especially the rhetorical and symbolic aspects of political transformation in contemporary Eastern Europe and post-socialism generally. Her work focuses as well on the construction of gender and discourses of reproduction. Professor Gal’s publications have appeared in Social Anthropology, East European Politics and Societies, The Journal of Linguistic Anthropology, and elsewhere. She is the author (with J. T. Irvine) of Making a Difference: Language Ideologies and Sociocultural Differentiation (in preparation).

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Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies
Department of Anthropology