Emily Jenkins

  • Doctoral Student
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant


402 Baker Hall

Curriculum vitae

Research Interests

    linguistic anthropology
    educational anthropology
    dialect discrimination
    second-language learning
    linguistic and cultural preservation
    early elementary education
    early childhood communication

Biographical Info

Emily is a Ph.D. student in the Anthropology Department with an interest in linguistic anthropology and the impact of dialect discrimination in early elementary school curricula in the Midwestern United States. She completed two bachelor's degrees from Michigan State University in Professional Writing and Comparative Cultures and Politics in 2019. Emily then worked in elementary schools in Michigan for two years before joining the Office of Governor Whitmer as Correspondence Manager. She started her Ph.D. program in the fall of 2022.
Dept. of Anthropology