Brook Danielle Lillehaugen

Dr. Brook Danielle Lillehaugen is Associate Professor and Chair of Linguistics at Haverford College, with joint appointments at Bryn Mawr and Swarthmore Colleges. She received her Ph.D. in Linguistics from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2006 and has been working on colonial and modern Valley Zapotec since 1999. She is co-director of Ticha and publishes on the grammar of Zapotec in both its modern and colonial forms. In collaboration with other linguists, the Living Tongues Institute, and native Zapotec speakers, she is developing online Talking Dictionaries for Valley Zapotec language varieties. She is interested in considering how academics can be effective allies to language activists and she utilizes technology and digital humanities tools in both her grammatical and applied interests. Her work has been supported by the NSF, NEH, and ACLS and was awarded the 2018 Ernest A. Lynton Faculty Award for the Scholarship of Engagement for Early Career Faculty. Twitter: @blillehaugen.