Associate Professor, Anthropology
7-368F, City Centre Campus10700 – 104 AvenueEdmonton, AB780-633-3442
Dr. Shulist is a linguistic anthropologist whose research focuses on the social and political implications of language endangerment and of language revitalization programs. In particular, she looks at how Indigenous people in different social contexts are advocating for their political rights in relation to language, and how anthropologists and linguists can best support them in these efforts. Since 2011, she has conducted research in the Northwest Brazilian Amazon, examining how Indigenous people living in an urban, multilingual setting are engaging in efforts to revitalize the use of their languages. She is interested in a variety of topics in relation to language endangerment and revitalization, including language policy, ethnolinguistic identity, multilingualism, media, and social and cultural change. Dr. Shulist has also led classes and workshops on including ethnographic methods in language documentation at community-based training institutes, and is currently developing research projects relating to Indigenous language revitalization in the Edmonton area.
Available to supervise honours or individual study students.
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