Faculty » Hyejin Nah

Hyejin Nah Assistant Professor
Ph.D., 2015, New York University

Office: 1342 Watkins Hall
E-mail: hyejin.nah@ucr.edu

Professor Hyejin Nah is a scholar of language ideologies and practices, language and/in media, indigeneity, sovereignty, social media and Latin America. She received 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.