Postdoctoral Scholars

Kendra Calhoun

Postdoctoral Scholar

Research Interests:

Language, race, and gender; language and power; multimodal discourse and interaction; digital communities and online communication; African American language and culture; DEI in U.S. higher education

Subfield:

Linguistic Anthropology

Contact Information

Email: kncalhoun@ucla.edu

Isabelle Laumer

Postdoctoral Scholar

Research Interests:

Comparative psychology; primate and avian cognition; behavioral biology; great apes; evolution of humor and play; prosociality; inequity aversion; delay of gratification; tool manufacture and innovation

Contact Information

Email: ilaumer@ucla.edu

Kamala Russell

Postdoctoral Scholar

Research Interests:

Language in use, Semiotics, Islamic Studies, Gesture and Body Movement, Spatiality

Subfield:

Linguistic Anthropology

Contact Information

Email: russellkamala@gmail.com

Luis Sanchez-Lopez

Postdoctoral Scholar

Research Interests:

Oaxaca, settler colonialism, statecraft, race, Indigenous movements, autonomy, customary law, critical Latinx Indigeneities

Subfield:

Sociocultural Anthropology 

Contact Information

Email: sanchezlopez.phd@gmail.com

Adam Sparks

Postdoctoral Scholar

Research Interests:

Evolutionary psychology; cooperation; risk taking; emotions; morality; open science

Subfield:

Biological Anthropology

Contact Information

Email: adspar@fastmail.com

Casey Philip Wong

Postdoctoral Scholar

Research Interests:

Language, culture, and education; culturally sustaining pedagogies; Black Feminism and critical race feminisms; co-conspiracy, solidarity and social justice; language, power, and identities; language and race, racism and racialization (raciolinguistics); the language and verbal art of Hip Hop Culture, locally and globally

Subfield:

Linguistic Anthropology and Sociocultural Anthropology

Contact Information

Email: cwong587@ucla.edu