Sharon Jacobs


I am a first-year student in linguistic anthropology. My primary research interests are in language register, migration, and identity, and particularly linguistic self-presentation and “passing” among migrants in Arabic-speaking communities. Previous projects have focused on U.S. linguistic nationalism as recent Iraqi immigrants experience and participate in it.

Research Interests

Semiotics, linguistic register, migration, identity, language ideologies, sociolinguistics, (trans)nationalism, Middle East, Syria, Lebanon

Graduate Status