Debra Spitulnik Vidali

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Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology

Ph.D. in Anthropology and Linguistics
University of Chicago, 1994

OFFICE: Anthropology Building, Rm 209
PHONE: 404-727-3651

Professor Vidali has been an active member of the Program in Linguistics since its founding in 1995 and is also a former Director of the Program. Her primary appointment is in the Department of Anthropology where her work centers on experimental ethnography, theater-making, and Indigenous sovereignty.  Research areas connected to linguistics include:  language & culture, media & communication, discourse analysis, multilingualism, codeswitching, lexical semantics, and African languages.  For more information on Professor Vidali's current research and teaching, visit her faculty page in the Department of Anthropology and her website on the Bemba language of Zambia.