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