Professor of Anthropology at the University of Washington in Seattle. Received her BA in Anthropology from Yale University in 1990 and earned PhD in Anthropology from the University of Michigan in 1998. Her research interests include linguistic anthropology, language ideology, language politics, nationalism, popular culture, gender; Ukraine, and other post-Soviet states. Most recently, author of Contested Tongues: Language Politics and Cultural Correction in Ukraine (Cornell University Press, 2005).
Publications, Essays, Articles, and Book Chapters
2017. Purism and pluralism: Language use trends in popular culture in Ukraine since independence. The Battle for Ukrainian: A Comparative Perspective, edited by Michael Flier and Andrea Graziosi. Pp. 343-363. Harvard University Press.
2016. Ideologies of Language in Wartime. In Revolution and War in Contemporary Ukraine: The Challenge of Change, edited by Olga Bertelsen. Pp. 139-160. Stuttgart: Ibidem Verlag.
2016. Race, media, and postcoloniality: Ukraine between nationalism and cosmopolitanism. City & Society 28(3): 341-364. DOI:10.1111/ciso.12096
2014. Conflicting epistemologies in the study of mixed languages. In Trasjanka und Suržyk - gemischte weißrussisch-russische und ukrainisch-russische Rede. [Trasjanka and Suržyk – Mixed Belorussian-Russian and Ukrainian-Russian Speech], Gerd Hentschel, Oleksandr Taranenko, and Sjarhej Zaprudski. (eds.). Pp. 27-30. New York: Peter Lang.
2010. Language in the balance: The politics of non-accommodation in bilingual Ukrainian-Russian television shows. International Journal of the Sociology of Language 201:105-133.