Sherina Feliciano-Santos, Ph.D.
Office - Hamilton 314
Linguistic anthropology, the politics of language use, social activism, language and cultural revitalization, racial and ethnic formations, religion; narrative, face-to-face interaction; Puerto Rico, Caribbean, Latin America, US
My current research centers on Taíno cultural revitalization and identitarian movements in Puerto Rico. Specifically, I focus on the examination of face-to-face interactions, and the culturally situated communicative ideologies that influence and emerge from such movements. I also focus on how historical revisions affect the task of reconstruction (religious, linguistic, institutional, etc.) and indigenous ethnic identification.
Ph.D. University of Michigan, 2011
M.A. University of Michigan, 2006
B.A. Harvard University, 2002
University of South Carolina, Assistant Professor, 2012-
Vassar College, Visiting Assistant Professor, 2011-2012