Norma Mendoza-Denton

University of Arizona

Norma Mendoza-Denton is Associate Professor of Linguistic Anthropology at the University of Arizona (Tucson). She is also founder and Director of the Linguistic Anthropology Multimedia Laboratory there. She holds a PhD in Linguistics from Stanford University, which laid the foundation for her 2008 book Homegirls: Language and Cultural Practice among Latina Youth Gangs (Wiley-Blackwell). She has taught at the Ohio State University, MIT and Stanford, including two previous LSA Linguistic Institutes. Her expertise lies in sociophonetic theory and methods, and discursive approaches to language and identity. Her research is cross-disciplinary, fostering collaboration across fields in the social sciences.