Erica Hoffmann-Dilloway, a 2008 PhD alumna, is continuing her ethnographic research with deaf signers in Nepal via a Fulbright Senior Scholar award. Hoffmann-Dilloway's Fulbright award supports collaboration especially in regards to linguistic anthropology curriculum development. Hoffmann-Dilloway is collaborating with a fellow Michigan Anthropology alum Janak Rai. In addition to Hoffmann-Dilloway's ethnographic research, she was awarded a Central Asia Regional Travel Grant to travel to the Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar to present a paper and workshop material with students. This presentation was arranged by another Michigan Anthropology alum, Nishaant Choksi. 

Erica Hoffmann-Dilloway is a professor of anthropology at Oberlin College and Conservatory. Her reserach focuses on the linguistic anthropology of sign languages, with attention to the flexible multi-modal nature of communicative practice as well as the social factors that facilitate or limit that flexibility.