Hello readers! I arrived in India a few days ago and am excited to begin my research and start blogging for CASI as the recipient of their Travel Funds for Research Award. I am a PhD student in the department of Anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania in my third year. I am a Wisconsin […]
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I am a PhD student in the department of Anthropology at the University of Philadelphia. I'm originally from the town of Mount Horeb, Wisconsin, but have lived in Philadelphia for a few years and was living in New Delhi before that while completing my Masters in linguistics. The work I do is in the sub-field of Linguistic Anthropology. I study how language impacts how we, as humans, go through the world. Specifically, I study a specific accent of Indian English that is used in the call center industry and its social significance. This summer, I'll be investigating this accent and its ties to other accents that are associated with different class, region and group identities.