Asif Agha

Professor of Anthropology
Phone:
215-898-4110
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University Museum Room 511

Bio

Courses Taught:

ANTH603 Language in Culture and Society

ANTH618 Mediatized Culture in Contemporary Society

ANTH628 Language in Culture and Society: Special Topics

ANTH631 Grammatical Categories

ANTH658 Discourse Analysis

ANTH730 Readings & Research in Linguistic Anthropology

Education

Ph.D. University of Chicago, 1990

Research Interests

The structure and organization of human language and its use in human affiairs; the role of language use and communication in giving rise to forms of social organization; the communicative organization of social practices of media, law, education, economy, science, politics, and of other named rubrics through which the organization of social practices in contemporary societies is conventionally imagined.

Selected Publications

Affiliations

Graduate Groups in Linguistics, History and Sociology of Science, Folklore, South Asian Studies, International Studies, and the Graduate School of Education; Affiliated Faculty, Asian American Studies; Associate Member, Center for East Asian Studies.

Interests

Faculty Status