linguistic anthropology lab


Housed in Anthropology, the Lab is UCSD’s hub for research in linguistic anthropology; it welcomes not just specialists, but all those interested in linguistic anthropological methods and theories. It is located in the Social Sciences Research Building, Room 340 (see map).

All events are hybrid, unless otherwise noted. We usually meet on Fridays from 10-11:40am.



Our call for Kitchen Session presenters is open year-round. Kitchen Sessions provide a friendly, low-stakes setting where grad students and faculty can share raw ethnographic materials and collectively brainstorm directions for analysis. Presenters from any department are welcome. No background in linguistic anthropology is required, just an interest in exploring what this kind of approach to your materials can yield. Click here for more details.

Remember, grad students can get academic credit for attending the Linguistic Anthropology Workshop: 1 unit per quarter for up to 4 quarters. The course number is ANTH 241.

For the 2024-2025 academic year, Linguistic Anthropology is offering the following courses:
- ANTH 279F. Core Seminar in Linguistic Anthropology (Yeh, winter)
- ANTH 4. Words and Worlds: Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology (DEI; Yeh, spring)
- ANSC 191. Selves & Stories (Yeh, spring)


Fall 2024 calendar TBA