I'm a fifth year PhD candidate in linguistics at UC Berkeley with a Designated Emphasis in Indigenous Language Revitalization. My primary interests are in language revitalization, documentation, and fieldwork, which I explore through my work on Teotitlán del Valle Zapotec (zab) and Northern Pomo (pej). In my dissertation, Participatory Action Research in Teotitlán del Valle Zapotec Language Revitalization, I describe and analyze how the process of participatory action research has allowed language activists, language learners, and speakers to better understand the factors that promote (and inhibit) language revitalization in Teotitlán, and how these findings might be useful in other language revitalization contexts. Contact me at jnee at berkeley dot edu for more information.
I am honored to work on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded lands of the Muwekma Ohlone Tribe.
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