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Jennifer Guzman

Visiting Assistant Professor

of Anthropology

Bailey 108
1 College Circle
Geneseo, NY 14454


Jennifer Guzman has been a member of the Geneseo faculty since 2014

Faculty Information


  • Ph.D, Anthropology UCLA
  • M.A., Linguistics UC Davis
  • B.A., Notre Dame
Fall 2014 Classes

ANTH 120:
S/Language & Culture

    An introduction to language as a part of culture and culture as a part of language. Topics include language and humanity, lexicon and cultural values, language acquisition and socialization, language
    and thought, and language as a means of communication and social discourse. Attention is called to the empirical and theoretical inspirations of language study for the study of culture and cross-cultural analysis. Offered every fall
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ANTH 231:

    This course examines the intimate relationship between language and society. It will study micro-sociolinguistics, i.e., the way conversation correlates with social variables (class, gender, ethnicity
    , and education). The course will also focus on macro-sociolinguistics, i.e., linguistic engineering and language attitudes. Contemporary issues such as bilingualism, biculturalism, ethnic linguistic conflicts, and educational policies will be explored. Prerequisites: ANTH 120 or permission of instructor. Offered every fall
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