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Gabriella Modan

Gabriella Modan

Gabriella Modan

Associate Professor, Department of English


Areas of Expertise

  • Ethnography
  • Discourse Analysis
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Place and Space Theory
  • Ethnicity


  • PhD, Georgetown University

Curriculum Areas: Linguistics, Folklore, Jewish Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies Area

Ethnography, Sociolinguistics. Research focuses on language and urban identity, with a focus on ethnic identity and the discursive construction of cities and city neighborhoods as particular kinds of places. Interests in ethnicity, gentrification, urban planning, narrative, intercultural communication, language variation. Author of Turf Wars: Discourse, Diversity and the Politics of Place and articles in linguistics, anthropology, and urban studies journals on the topics mentioned above.