1. University of Virginia
  2. Arts & Sciences


Mahmoud Al-Khatib


Language variation, language change, language maintenance & shift, ethnography of speaking,  politeness theory & intercultural communication, bilingualism & bilingual education.

Brooks Hall, 310-A

Samuel Beer

Assistant Professor

Structural linguistics, language shift, language complexity, language change, East African language and culture (particularly Nilo-Saharan and Kuliak languages)

Brooks Hall


Joshua Burraway

Research Associate

Medical anthropology; anthropology of the body; addiction; drug policy; homelessness; structural violence; temporality; altered states of consciousness; criminalization; mental health; biopolitics and ethics of care.