The annual Michicagoan Graduate Student Conference in Linguistic Anthropology will be held as a hybrid event May 6-7, with the in-person component taking place at the University of Michigan.
This year’s conference will explore (Dis)Engagement, attuning to questions about what our scholarly work does and for whom. What are the practical and political stakes of linguistic anthropology and related disciplines as a means of interpreting and commenting on the world? What constitutes impactful scholarship or meaningful work? What does it mean to study communication anthropologically, and what forms of (dis)engagement with different communities have we experienced and/or (re)created throughout the processes of research and writing?
A keynote address will be given by Michel DeGraff, Professor of Linguistics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Director of the MIT-Haiti Initiative.
The Michicagoan Graduate Student Conference is now a well-established tradition held in alternate years at the University of Michigan and University of Chicago. This year’s hybrid format encourages in-person participation (room B1580, Jeff T. Blau Hall) while also accommodating virtual participants. In-person attendees are required to be vaccinated, and masks will be required.