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Name Expertise Department
Shahwali Ahmadi Persian languages, Persian literature Department of Near Eastern Studies
Ronelle Alexander Slavic languages & literatures, Balkan Slavic dialectology, Balkan linguistics, language contact, oral tradition, Parry-Lord theory of oral composition, South Slavic epic singers, issues of language and identity Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures
Robert Ashmore China, lyric poetry, Chinese literature, Chinese culture, poetic theory Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures
Patricia Baquedano-López immigration and diaspora from Latin America to the U.S., Latinos and education, race and language, language socialization processes Graduate School of Education
Mark Blum Buddhism, Japan, culture and society, modernization Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures
Ras Bodik programming languages, web browsers, mobile computing, compilers and virtual machines, JavaScript, low-power computing. College of Engineering
Paul Buchholz narrative prose, German-language literature of the 20th and 21st century, Austrian literature, experimental fiction, poetics, literary theory, narratology, literature and ecology, German social theory Department of German
Samuel Hung-nin Cheung east asian languages and cultures, East Asian studies, vernacular Chinese literature and linguistics Haas School of Business
Marianne Constable law and language, legal rhetoric and philosophy, social and political thought, Anglo-American legal history, Continental philosophy, law and society Department of Rhetoric
Mark A. Csikszentmihalyi early China, Confucianism, Taoism, Daoism, Comparative Religion Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures
Jacob Dalton religion, ritual, Tibet, Buddhism, Tantra, Dunhuang Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies
Justin Davidson Spanish linguistics, romance linguistics, contact linguistics, bilingualism, Catalan, sociophonetics, language variation and change, quantitative methods Department of Spanish and Portuguese
Amy Rose Deal meaning, grammar, endangered languages, Native American languages, semantics, syntax, word structure, language universals, language variation, Nez Perce language Department of Linguistics
Jerome A. Feldman computer science, artificial intelligence; cognitive science; neural theory of language; Division of Computer Science/EECS
Lily Wong Fillmore language, culture, society, education, literacy, education of language minority students in American schools, second language learning and teaching, the education of language minority students, the socialization of children for learning across culture Graduate School of Education
David Frick Slavic languages & literatures Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures
Susanne Gahl linguistics, psycholinguistics, linguistic structure, language production, aphasia and related language disorders Department of Linguistics
Joshua Gang 20th- and 21st-century British literature, literature and the sciences of mind, literature and the history of philosophy (especially mind and language), modernism, contemporary literature, literary history, literary theory and criticism Department of English
Andrew Garrett linguistics, English, California, language change, Indo-European languages, historical linguistics, northern California Indian languages, linguistic structure, typology, ancient Greek, Latin, Irish, Oceanic languages Department of Linguistics
Luba Golburt Pushkin, Russian literature and art of the 18th and 19th centuries; Derzhavin, Turgenev; history and literature; historical novel Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures
Sally J. Sutherland Goldman women's studies, South and Southeast Asian studies, buddhist Sanskrit, Pali, Prakrit, Sanskrit language, valmiki ramayana translation project, South Asian women, epic and classical Sanskrit literature, vyakarana or Sanskrit grammar, Veda Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies
Joan Grossman Slavic languages and literatures, Russian symbolism and decadence viewed especially as a cultural process, questions of literary evolution, and Russian modernism. Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures
Timothy Hampton culture, politics, English, comparative literature, French, renaissance and early modern European culture, the romance languages, the ideology of literary genre, the literary construction of nationhood, the rhetoric of historiography Department of Comparative Literature, Department of French
William F. Hanks social and cultural anthropology, linguistics, shamanism, language, Yucatan Mexico, Maya culture Department of Anthropology
Yoko Hasegawa pragmatics, syntax, east asian languages and cultures, acoustic phonetics, semantics, sociolinguistics of Japanese, cognitive linguistics Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures
Marti Hearst information retrieval, human-computer interaction, user interfaces, information visualization, web search, search user interfaces, empirical computational linguistics, natural language processing, text mining, social media School of Information
Lyn Hejinian English, American literature, poetry writing, translation, modernist and postmodern literature, American postwar experimental literature, Gertrude Stein, the objectivists, language writing, Soviet Russian poetry, small press publishing, feminism Department of English
Leanne L. Hinton linguistics, sociolinguistics, American Indian languages, language loss, language revival Department of Linguistics
Gary B. Holland historical linguistics, Indo-European linguistics, poetics, early Indo-European languages, linguistic typology, historical syntax, history of linguistics Department of Linguistics
H. Mack Horton performativity, east asian languages and cultures, classical poetry, diary literature, cultural context, anthology of vernacular poetry, Man'yôshû, poetry and poetics Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures
Robert P. Hughes critical theory, comparative literature, Slavic languages and literatures, Pushkin, Russian and European modernism, Russian poetry, Nabokov, Russian prose in the 1920s, Khodasevich's poetry, forms of autobiography, Andrei Belyi Department of Comparative Literature, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures
Olga Raevsky Hughes Slavic languages and literatures, literature and culture of the 20th century, Pasternak, Tsvetaeva, Remizov, autobiographical prose, history and literature of Russian emigration, Russian literary developments and cultural life of the early 20th century. Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures
Glynda Hull language, culture, society, education, literacy, writing in and out of schools, multi-media technology, new literacies, adult learning, work, and community, school, university collaborations Graduate School of Education
Larry M. Hyman linguistics, phonological theory, typology, African languages, the Niger-Congo family, especially the comparative and historical study of the Bantu language family Department of Linguistics
Peter Jenks syntax, semantics, morphology, linguistic theory, Thai, sudanese languages, African languages, Southeast Asian languages Department of Linguistics
Andrew F. Jones east asian languages and cultures, Chinese popular music, sonic culture, media technology, modern Chinese fiction, children's literature, literary translation Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures
Darya Kavitskaya phonological theory, opacity, contrast, Slavic phonology, phonetics/phonology interface, field linguistics (Slavic, Turkic, Uralic) Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures
Paul Kay linguistics, sociolinguistics, linguistic anthropology, pragmatics, syntax, semantics, lexicon, grammar, color naming, lexical semantics, grammatical variation, cross-language color naming, the encoding of contextual relations in rules of grammar Department of Linguistics
Richard Kern literacy, second language acquisition, writing, psycholinguistics, reading, French language, French linguistics, technology and education Department of French
Daniel Klein unsupervised language acquisition, efficient algorithms for NLP, linguistically rich models of language, integrating symbolic and statistical methods for NLP, organization of the web, machine translation, information extraction Division of Computer Science/EECS