This week's speaker:

Professor Alejandro I. Paz is a linguistic anthropologist, broadly interested in language in contexts of globalization, transnationalism and diaspora; public communication and media; and Israel in the Middle East.    His ethnographic research on the public and domestic lives of noncitizen Latinos in Israel was supported by grants from SSHRC, NSF, Fulbright-Hayes, and Wenner-Gren, among others. His article on chisme (gossip), among noncitizen Latinos in Israel, received the Society for Linguistic Anthropology’s 2008 graduate student paper prize and appeared in the Journal of Linguistic Anthropology.  He is working on a monograph, Domestics in Public: Voice, Citizenship, and Noncitizen Latinos in Israel to consider the complexity of the public lives of domestic workers, especially during a campaign for a pathway to citizenship.

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