Nathan E Meyer

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Contact Me

meye1401@umn.edu


Affiliations

I am enrolled in the sociocultural PhD program but focus my studies primarily in the subfield linguistic anthropology. My dissertation examines the culture of high school policy debate in the United States. My research engages theories of language ideology, academic engagement, youth culture; and political discourse and performance. I am also interested in language revitalization and as well as reflexive and collaborative approaches to ethnography. I have previously done fieldwork on a Lakota reservation in South Dakota about a non-Romanized orthography created by a first-speaker and elder.

Educational Background & Specialties

Educational Background

  • B.S.: Anthropology and Ethnic Studies, Minnesota State University-Mankato, Mankato, MN, 2006.
  • M.S.: Anthropology, Minnesota State University-Mankato, Mankato, MN, 2008.
Courses Taught
  • Anth 3490: Language, Culture, and Society (at Hamline University, St. Paul, MN - Spring 2010, 2011, 2012)
  • Anth 250: Introductory Cultural Anthropology (at St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN – Fall 2013)
  • Anth 188: Indians of the Americas (at St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN – Fall 2013)
  • Anth 3015/5015: Biology, Evolution, and the Cultural Development of Language (at University of MN-TC - Spring 2014, Summer 2014)