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  • John Haviland, Anthropology

    John Haviland, Anthropology

    Study Abroad Faculty Director

    John Haviland, Distinguished Professor of Anthropology, is a linguistic anthropologist with a special interest in the social life of language: conversation, gossip, and interaction. His principal research is with speakers of Mayan languages from Chiapas, Mexico, and Australian languages from southeastern Cape York Peninsula. He has studied, taught, and lived not only in Mexico and Australia, but in Sweden, Suriname, France, Germany, Guatemala, Holland, Finland, and Italy.

  • Ivano Caponigro, Linguistics

    Ivano Caponigro, Linguistics

    Associate Faculty Director

    Ivano Caponigro is an associate professor in the linguistics department. He received his B.A. in philosophy in Italy (after studying in Cambridge, UK for a semester) and his Ph.D. in linguistics from UCLA. He was a visiting professor at the University of Maryland at College Park and then a researcher at the University of Milan - Bicocca. In Milan, he was a member of team in charge of ERASMUS, the European student exchange program. He has been at UC San Diego since 2006.