Faculty » Hyejin Nah
Ph.D., expected 2015, New York University
Office: 1342 Watkins Hall
Professor Hyejin Nah is a scholar of language ideologies and practices, language and/in media, indigeneity, sovereignty, social media and Latin America. She will receive her Ph.D. in Anthropology from New York University in 2015. Born and raised in South Korea, professor Nah has called various places home, attending Seoul National University, Universidad de Chile, and NYU, and performing long-term dissertation fieldwork with Urban Mapuche in Santiago, Chile. Currently, she is working on a book manuscript that examines urban Mapuche communicative and expressive repertoires across face-to-face and online interactions, exploring language’s unexpected roles in local pursuits of nationhood and sovereignty.