Serene Tseng

About Serene Tseng

I'm a first year Ph.D. student in the Anthropology and Linguistics (ANLI) program at the University of Arizona. I was born and raised in the San Gabriel Valley in Los Angeles, California, and I attained a double B.A. in 2017 from UC Santa Cruz in German Studies and Linguistics, focusing on German film history and language and society. My senior thesis in linguistics explored attitudes of familiarity towards non-native accented speech. My research interests include the interaction of language with power, ethnicity, Asian American identity, and gender, sociophonetics, and language attitudes in heritage speaker groups.

Courses Taught

ANTH 160D2 Origins of Human Diversity (Grader), Fall 2018

LING 150 Language in the World (Grader), Spring 2019

LING/PHIL 211 Meaning in Language and Society (Grader), Spring 2019

ANTH 150 Race, Ethnicity, and the American Dream (Teaching Assistant), Fall 2019

Research Interests

Language and power, gender, ethnicity; raciolinguistics; language attitudes; sociophonetics.

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Contact Information


B.A in German Studies and Linguistics, UC Santa Cruz 2017