University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Sociolinguist Katie Drager

I Like Those Kinds of Sentences Where You Can Really See the Connections Between Languages

Katie Drager is a sociolinguistics professor at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa and co-director of the Charlene Sato Center for Pidgin, Creole, and Dialect Studies. She researches language varieties in Hawai‘i and New Zealand, and the ways in which social information and linguistic information are linked in the mind. Prior to taking part in the Zócalo/Daniel K. Inouye Institute “Talk Story” event titled “Will Pidgin Survive the 21st Century?,” which took place at Artistry Honolulu in Honolulu, Hawai‘i, Drager sat down in the green room and shared her thoughts …

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UCLA Dean of the Luskin School of Public Affairs Gary M. Segura | Zocalo Public Square • Arizona State University • Smithsonian

UCLA Dean of the Luskin School of Public Affairs Gary M. Segura

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Brown University Historian Omer Bartov | Zocalo Public Square • Arizona State University • Smithsonian

Brown University Historian Omer Bartov

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Omer Bartov is a professor of European history and German studies at Brown University as well as the winner of the 2019 Zócalo Public Square Book Prize for Anatomy of …

University of Colorado Boulder Historian Patricia Limerick | Zocalo Public Square • Arizona State University • Smithsonian

University of Colorado Boulder Historian Patricia Limerick

I Have Thought Addictively and Highly of Artichokes

Patricia Limerick is a professor of history and environmental studies at the University of Colorado Boulder, where she also serves as faculty director and chair of the board of the …

University of New Mexico History Professor Durwood Ball | Zocalo Public Square • Arizona State University • Smithsonian

University of New Mexico History Professor Durwood Ball

I Have the Anthology of American Folk Music From the 1950s in My Car

Durwood Ball is an associate professor of history at the University of New Mexico and the editor of the New Mexico Historical Review. He is currently writing a biography of …