Language, Community, and Context

Press/Media: Expert Comment / Interview


Episdoe 51 of Heritage Voices

Today's podcast features Dr. Jenny Davis, a citizen of the Chickasaw Nation and an Associate Professor of Anthropology and American Indian Studies at the University of Illinois, Urbaana-Champaign. She is the director of the American Indian Studies Program and the 2019-2023 Chancellor's Fellow of Indigenous Research & Ethics. We get in depth on language revitalization, including the importance of context, resources for people interested in language revitalization, the challenge of evaluating results, and how the way we frame discussions of language revitalizations matters. Finally, we talk about how language intersects first with gender and sexuality and also with NAGPRA and repatriation.

PeriodMay 24 2021

Media contributions


Media contributions


  • Language revitalization
  • Repatriation
  • gender & sexuality
  • Indigenous