I'm a PhD candidate in the Department of Linguistics at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

My CV can be found here.

As a sociocultural linguist, I believe that the linguistic is always political.

My research has multiple strands, which tie together structural and sociocultural approaches:

I work on language documentation and maintenance with Tu'un Savi (Mixtec)-speaking communities in California.

I use linguistic theories and methodologies to analyze acts of discursive world-building, particularly among powerful groups in American society.

I do linguistics outreach education and study the ways that linguists can apply our research findings to change oppressive ideologies about languages and speakers.  

All of these strands are linked by a focus on the intersection between language and social justice.

Anna Bax.PNG

Upcoming Events

October 26-28: Paper presentation at UT Austin's Conference on Indigenous Languages of Latin America (CILLA VIII): “La variación sociofonética en el mixteco de Tlahuapa, Guerrero: Un análisis preliminar.” (Sociophonetic variation in the Mixtec of Tlahuapa, Guerrero: A preliminary analysis.)

November 30: Paper presentation at the American Anthropological Association meeting in Washington, D.C., on the Society for Linguistic Anthropology Graduate Student Paper Prize panel: "'The C-word' meets 'the N-word': The slur-once-removed and the discursive construction of 'reverse racism.'"

Also at the AAA, I'm organizing two panels: one called "From the Alt-Right to Social Justice Warriors: Gender Politics and Social Media" (November 30), and one called "Digital Sexualities: Negotiating, Constructing, and Selling (A)sexual Selves Online" (December 1).