Katrina Thompson

Katrina Daly Thompson

Primary Field
Linguistic Anthropology
Individual Type
Chair/Faculty
http://www.anthropology.wisc.edu
Professor, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Department of Anthropology
Knowledge / Expertise
Interest/Specialty Areas queer studies, African languages, Islam, language socialization, critical discourse analysis, Swahili, Shona
Geographic Area(s) of Expertise Tanzania, Zimbabwe, North America
Biography

Katrina Daly Thompson (she/they) is Professor and Chair of African Cultural Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she is also the Director of the Program in African Languages, and a core faculty member in Second Language Acquisition. She holds additional affiliations in Anthropology, Gender & Women’s Studies, Religious Studies, Folklore, and the Middle Eastern Studies Program. Her research uses critical ethnography and critical discourse analysis to examine African and Muslim discourse, with specific projects in Zimbabwe, Tanzania, North America, and online.

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Geographic Areas of Expertise International
Sub-Saharan Africa
Tanzania
Zimbabwe
Western Hemisphere
Canada
United States of America
Languages
English
Shona
Swahili
Organizations