Hi, I'm Dr. Rachel Elizabeth Weissler.
I am currently a postdoctoral scholar in Psychology, Linguistics, and Black Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Oregon. I am also a co-faculty director of the Umoja Black Scholars Program. In September 2023, I will start as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Oregon.
I earned my bachelors degree at the historically women's institution, Bryn Mawr College (ANASSA KATA), and my Masters and Ph.D. degrees at the University of Michigan (GO BLUE!).
I am an African American English scholar, using experimental methods to investigate linguistic perception and production. You can check out my Google Scholar page here and email me if you'd like to be in touch: rweissle [AT] uoregon [DOT] edu
I love talking with people about language. You can check out some of my public scholarship in The New York Times, Vice, CNN, Today!, and Nerdist.
Be sure to check out the episode below of the PBS Digital Series Otherwords, where I demystify some common misconceptions about African American English alongside the Otherwords' host (and dear friend!), Dr. Erica Brozovsky.
Background Image from: Sossusvlei Dunes, Namibia, June 2018