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Born and raised in the Black Forest region in South-Western Germany, Ulrike first attended Law School but ditched that major in a heartbeat after she wandered into a linguistics lecture. Instantly hooked on linguistics, she has never looked back.
Ulrike is fascinated by every aspect of human language, and loves the interdisciplinary nature of the field of linguistics. Her main interests include neurolinguistics (the study of where and how the brain processes language), sociolinguistics (the impact of language on social status and interactions), bilingualism & multilingualism, and child language acquisition.
Recently, Ulrike started focusing on the issues surrounding Endangered Languages and Language Loss: There are approximately 7,000 languages in the world today, but one of them dies out about every other week. The world is experiencing a rampant loss of knowledge, as the chain of cultural transmission between generations is broken.
Ulrike’s latest passions are exploring the beauty, complexity, and diversity of the many Native Languages of the Americas, and cultural & linguistic anthropology as they relate to attitudes, identities, and ideologies about language and revitalization efforts.
Ulrike lives in Davis with her family. She enjoys being in direct, personal contact with students. She looks forward to meeting and working with all of you! Ulrike loves to share what she knows about “all-things-language”, and wants to see students enjoy the material and grow and succeed.
Discipline: Foreign Language, Humanities, English as a Second Language
Annlee Dolan is a Professor of Anthropology who received her B.A. in Archaeology from Wilfrid Laurier University, and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Syro-Palestinian Archaeology from the University of Toronto, with a minor in Northwest Semitic Epigraphy. She currently teaches courses in Biological Anthropology and Archaeology, though the latter subject is her real passion. Her most recent research has explored ancient ritualized feasting.
Professor Dolan has more than 15 years of archaeological field experience in the Middle East, mostly in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, where she has brought and trained several Delta College students. Please contact her if you are interested in learning more about possible archaeological field schools.
Dr. Margaret (Peggy) Scully-Linder earned her Ph.D. in historical Archaeology/Anthropology from UC Berkeley in 1985. She worked as a lead archaeological consultant for major environmental firms in California until securing a teaching position at Delta College in 1992.
She cares deeply about her job and is committed to student success. She has mentored many students and is an advisor for the Anthropology and Delta Pride Clubs.
Feel free to “swing by” Dr. Scully-Linder’s office sometime. It is like visiting a museum!
| Marcelle Williams
B.A., University of California, Berkeley
M.A., University of California, Berkeley
Discipline: Anthropology and Sociology
Office Phone: (209) 954-5587
Office Location: Shima 234
Anthropology 1, Cultural Anthropology
Sociology 1A, Introduction to Sociology
Sociology 33, Social Inequaility in the United States
Course material: Docushare - Anthropology - Sociology
N. Alex Walker
Alex has taught linguistics at both UC Santa Barbara and SJDC, and he his currently writing a dissertation on the grammar of the highly endangered Southern Pomo language, a native language of California. Alex has been active in the academic community’s efforts to raise awareness about the plight of the world’s endangered languages. In addition to teaching at SJDC, he is currently the Language Project Coordinator for the Dry Creek Rancheria Band of Pomo Indians in Santa Rosa, CA, in which position he works to revive the tribe’s dying ancestral language. He has also served as a linguistic mentor to heritage speakers of Pomoan languages at Breath of Life conferences in Washington, D.C. and Berkeley. In addition to his work on the indigenous languages of North America, Alex has studied the languages and history of Southeast Asia; he was a fellow in the 2005 Advanced Study of Khmer program held in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. His other scholarly interests include the past and present writing systems of the world, especially those of Southeast Asia and the Americas.
Discipline: Humanities and Linquistics
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