Ashley McDermott

Ashley McDermott

PhD Student - University of Michigan

Name: Ashley McDermott

Advisor: Dr. Elise Berman


BA Applied Anthropology and Political Science, UNC Charlotte 2015
MA Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies, UNC Chapel Hill 2017

Research Interests:

Language socialization and language shift, language planning and policy, language and identity, anthropology of childhood

Current Research:

My current work examines how the use of Russian and Kyrgyz in an urban Kyrgyz family sheds light on changing conceptions of child-rearing, kinship, and cultural identity in the post-Soviet era.