Stephanie Hasselbacher Berryhill
Year entered:: 2008
Degree sought:: PhD
Research interests:: linguistic anthropology, language documentation and revitalization, language and literacy socialization
Regional specialization:: North American Southeast
BackgroundIn 2005, Stephanie completed her MA in Language Description and Documentation in the Hans Rausing Endangered Languages Academic Programme, (School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London). After working for several years as a contract linguist for the National Museum of Natural History, she began her PhD in 2008. Currently, Stephanie works with the Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana, assisting in Koasati language documentation and revitalization efforts and conducting her doctoral research. The resulting dissertation will focus on the integration of newly innovated literacies into established language socialization practices, and the relationship between changing language practices and Coushatta identity.