Peggy Swartzel Lott

Academic Coordinator

Continuing Lecturer

American Sign Language

About Me

Dr. Peggy Swartzel Lott coordinates ASL instruction in the Linguistics Language Program at UC San Diego. Her academic interests focus on the archaeology and poetics of ASL, Langue des Signes Francaise and International Sign and her courses include: American Sign Language 1E, ASL Poetry and Performance (LIGN 144) and Sociolinguistics of Deaf Communities (LIGN 146). In July 2019, Dr. Lott will teach a five week Global Seminar in France, "Sign Language Studies in Paris," including two 4 unit courses: Sign Languages and Deaf Culture in the U.S. and France (LIGN 9GS) and The Historical Roots of ASL (LIGN 149GS). LIGN 149GS has been approved to fulfill UC San Diego's Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI) requirement. For more information about this seminar, you are invited to Dr. Lott earned her PhD in Anthropology and Folklore at the University of Texas, Austin in 1998.

Contact Information

  • E-mail:
  • Office: Applied Physics & Mathematics Building (AP&M) 3151
  • Phone: (858) 822-2956 (voice); (858) 534-4789 (fax)
  • Mailing Address: 9500 Gilman Dr. #0108, La Jolla, CA 92093-0108

Office Hours

  • Winter 2019: T/Th 11:15 to 12:15 or by appointment APM 3151

Sign illustration and video production publications

Photo by Erik Jepsen/UC San Diego Publications