Marlyse Baptista, Uriel Weinreich Collegiate Professor of Linguistics, has been named Associate Chair of the department and Director of Graduate Studies starting in January 2022.

Marlyse takes over for Andries Coetzee, who has filled these roles since January 2021. Andries will continue as Professor of Linguistics, Director of the U-M African Studies Center, newly elected member of the College Executive Committee, and editor of Language

Thank you, Andries, for your invaluable contributions in the last year, and welcome, Marlyse!