CLIC-Affiliated Graduate Students


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Amanda Jean Bailey (Anthropology)

ajbailey [at] ucla.edu

Fields of Study
Language Revitalization, Visual Anthropology, Indigenous Education
Research Focus
Narrative and Healing, Identity and Place, Urban Indigenous Communities, Art Communities, Tribal Colleges, Sign languages, Gesture, Oaxaca (Mexico), Montana, Los Angeles
Website
http://www.anthro.ucla.edu/grads/amanda-jean-bailey



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Hannah Carlan (Anthropology)

hannahcarlan [at] ucla.edu

Fields of Study
Linguistic and Sociocultural Anthropology, Language and Media, Gender Studies
Research Focus
Gender Violence Activism, Mass and Social Media, NGOs, Hindi and English, New Delhi, India
Website
http://www.anthro.ucla.edu/grads/hannah-carlan




Andrew Chalfoun (Sociology)

achalfoun [at] ucla.edu

Fields of Study
Conversation Analysis, Political Sociology, Organizations, Sociology of Religion, Social Theory
Research Focus
Religious language in faith based non-profits

Website
https://www.soc.ucla.edu/grads/andrew-chalfoun




Spencer Chen (Anthropology)

scchen0918 [at] ucla.edu

Fields of Study
Language Ideologies, Linguistic Anthropology, and Media Anthropology
Research Focus
Cultural production, voice-acting, dubbing, transcreation, perceptual dialectology

Website
https://anthro.ucla.edu/person/spencer-chen/




Keith Cox (Sociology)

kgcox [at] ucla.edu

Fields of Study
Medical Sociology, Conversation Analysis, Ethnomethodology
Research Focus
Doctor-Patient Interaction, Medical Uncertainty, and Contingency Planning
Website
http://www.sociology.ucla.edu/grads/keith-cox




Lilit Ghazaryan (Anthropology)

ghazaryanl [at] ucla.edu

Fields of Study
Linguistic Anthropology, Language Socialization, Multilingualism
Research Focus 
Metalinguistic awareness, peer-group socialization among children, Armenian-American community in Los Angeles



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MJ Hill (Sociology)

amjhill [at] ucla.edu

Fields of Study
Conversation Analysis, Sociology, Gender Studies
Research Focus 
Social Categorization and Inequality, Gender, Race
Website
http://www.sociology.ucla.edu/grads/amelia-hill




Dayoung Jeong (Asian Languages and Cultures)

dayoungjeong [at] ucla.edu

Fields of Study
Chinese Linguistics, Discourse Analysis, Applied Linguistics

Research Focus
Prosody in interactional discourse, second language learning and teaching, bilingualism




Rebecca Kaufman (Sociology)

rkaufmanr [at] gmail.com

Fields of Study
Medical Sociology, Ethnography

Research Focus
Reproducion, Doctor-Patient Interaction

Website
https://soc.ucla.edu/grads/rebecca-kaufman



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Ruey-Ying Liu (Sociology)

rueyying [at] ucla.edu

Fields of Study
Conversation Analysis
Research Focus
Research Focus: Interpreter-Mediated Interaction, Parent-Child Interaction, Child Socialization, Bilingualism
Website
http://www.sociology.ucla.edu/grads/ruey-ying-liu




Natalie Jane Marshall (Anthropology)

nataliemarshall [at] ucla.edu

Fields of Study
Linguistic Anthropology, Sociocultural Anthropology, Food Studies
Research Focus
Storytelling, Narrative, Verbal Art, Food Justice, Food Systems
Website
https://anthro.ucla.edu/person/natalie-jane-marshall/



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Brianna McKenna (Sociology)

brmckenna [at] ucla.edu

Fields of Study
Sociology of health, medicine, and disability; conversation analysis
Research Focus
Chronic illness, diagnosis and diagnostic uncertainty, doctor-patient interaction

Website
https://soc.ucla.edu/grads/brianna-mckenna




Reem Mehdoui (Anthropology)

reemmehdoui [at] yahoo.com

Fields of Study
Linguistic Anthropology, Language Ideologies, Language Socialization, Language and Identity, Anthropology of Education
Research Focus
Multilingualism, education, political economies, neoliberalism, high schools, eliteness, North Africa, Tunisia
Website
https://anthro.ucla.edu/grads/reem-mehdoui




Qiyuan (Grace) Miao (Communication)

q.miao [at] ucla.edu

Fields of Study
Communication
Research Focus
Educational communication, multimodal communication, computational communication, attention, perception, cognition




Kristella Montiegel (Sociology)

kmontiegel [at] ucla.edu

Fields of Study
Conversation Analysis, Ethnomethodology, Media and Communication
Research Focus
Early education of Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing children, childhood socialization, classroom interaction
Website
https://soc.ucla.edu/grads/kristella-montiegel




Luis Manuel Olguin (Sociology)

lmolguin [at] ucla.edu

Fields of Study
Conversation Analysis, Economic Sociology
Research Focus
Spanish-in-interaction; Talk, Culture, and Media; Exchange Behavior; Political Corruption

Websites
http://lmolguin.com
https://soc.ucla.edu/grads/lmolguin




Sonya Rao (Anthropology)

sonyarao [at] ucla.edu

Fields of Study
Language Ideologies, Language Access, Language Policy
Research Focus
Interpreters in Immigration Court, Access to Interpreters, Political Economies and Neoliberalism, Life History, the State
Website
www.sonyarao.net




Alex Ward (Anthropology)

alexanderward [at] ucla.edu

Fields of Study
Linguistic Anthropology, Language Ideologies, Language Revitalization
Research Focus
Authority in Native American language revitalization and NAGPRA implementation




Yan Zhou (Asian Languages and Cultures)

yz007 [at] ucla.edu

Fields of Study
Chinese Linguistics, Interactional Linguistics, Discourse Analysis, Corpus Linguistics
Research Focus
Modality, government-mass communication, second language classroom interaction
Website
http://www.alc.ucla.edu/person/yan-zhou/