Hannah Lukow

Hannah Lukow

Ph.D. Student in Applied Linguistics
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B.A., Davidson College
M.S.Ed., University of Pennsylvania

Professional Bio

Areas of interest: critical sociolinguistics, race and racialization, intercultural communication, discourse analysis.

Hannah is a Ph.D. student in Applied Linguistics. At the broadest level, Hannah’s work uses critical sociolinguistic frameworks to explore how race, gender, and sexuality shape (and are shaped by) multi/translingual practices and language learning. Relatedly, Hannah is interested in the role of language and intercultural communication in transnational social movements and the development of political identities. Hannah’s current project adopts discursive ethnographic methods to learn about queer Yiddishkeit among new speakers of Yiddish in New York and Philadelphia. Before coming to Penn State, Hannah worked as a language and literacy educator in Philadelphia.