Catherine Rhodes

Assistant Professor
Undergraduate Faculty Advisor, Ethnology

Recent Courses:

  • Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (ANTH 1140)
  • Language and Culture (ANTH 310, cross-listed with CJ 319 and LING 359)
  • Principles of Cultural Anthropology (ANTH 330)
  • Topics in Ethnology: Anthropology of Education (ANTH 340/540)
  • Topics in Ethnology: Politics of Language in Latin America (ANTH 340/530)
  • Proseminar in Linguistic Anthropology (ANTH 510)
  • Proposal Writing (ANTH 530)
  • Scale (ANTH 530)
  • Anthropology Research Individual Study (ANTH 597)

 

Education:

BA, Latin American Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2001)

MA, Social Sciences (specialization linguistic anthropology), University of Chicago (2009)

PhD, Anthropology and Education, University of Pennsylvania (2016)
Dissertation: “Making Maya Linguistics, Making Maya Linguists: The Production of Maya Scientific Expertise and Models of Personhood in the Yucatan Today”

Research:

Linguistic anthropology, semiotics, language diversity and cognition, bi- and multilingualism, language ideologies, linguistic purism, social identification, discursive self-making, narrative, discourse analysis, scale, epistemology, ontology, the production of expertise, ethnicity, Indigeneity, modernity, social studies of science. Research regions: Yucatan, Mexico; Central Mexico; U.S. Mexican diaspora

Recent Publications:

Wortham, S., Nichols, B., Clonan-Roy, K., & Rhodes, C. (2020). Migration Narratives: Diverging Stories in Schools, Churches, and Civic Institutions. London: Bloomsburg Academic. DOI: 10.5040/9781350181342 Available via open access

Rhodes, C., Clonan-Roy, K., & Wortham, S. (2020). Making language ‘academic’: Language ideologies, enregisterment, and ontogenesis. Language and Education, special issue. G. Thompson and B. Jensen (Eds.). DOI: 10.1080/09500782.2020.1797771

Rhodes, C. (2020). Dually authenticated and doubly modern: Institutionalizing jach maaya in the Yucatan today. Journal of Linguistic Anthropology. DOI: 10.1111/jola.12278

Rhodes, C., Pomol Cahum, I. and Chan Dzul, M.O. (2018). Exploración lexicográfica de seis diccionarios del maya yucateco [Lexicographic exploration of six Yucatec Maya dictionaries]. Estudios de Lingüística Aplicada 36(68), 9-57. DOI: 10.22201/enallt.01852647p.2018.68.861

Wortham, S. Clonan-Roy, K., and Rhodes, C. (2016). Moral Panic about Sexual Promiscuity: Heterogeneous Scales in the Identification of One Middle-School Latina Girl. Linguistics and Education, 34, 11-21. Special Issue. (P. DeCosta & S. Canagarajah, Eds.)

Wortham, S. and Rhodes, C. (2015). Narratives Across Speech Events. In A. De Fina & A. Georgakopoulou (Eds.), Handbook of Narrative Analysis, p. 160-177. Wiley-Blackwell.

Wortham, S. and Rhodes, C. (2015). Heterogeneity in the New Latino Diaspora. In E. Hamann, S. Wortham, & E. Murillo, Jr. (Eds.), Revisiting Education in the New Latino Diaspora, Ch. 9. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.

Wortham, S. and Rhodes, C. (2013). Life as a Chord: Heterogeneous Resources in the Social Identification of One Migrant Girl. Applied Linguistics 34/5, 536-553, Special Issue. (A. De Fina & S. Perrino, Eds.)

Wortham, S. and Rhodes, C. (2012). The production of relevant scales: Social identification of migrants during rapid demographic change in one American town. Applied Linguistics Review, 3–1, 75–99.