The faculty and staff of CSCS are involved in a number of University of Chicago workshop initiatives: Semiotics Workshop, The Linguistic Anthropology Lab, The Chicago Tamil Forum, Language Variation and Change Workshop, and the Michicagoan Graduate Student Conference and Faculty Seminar. See the Events page for more information.
Some Recent Publications of CSCS Faculty
- Barker, Meghanne and Nakassis, Constantine, eds. 2020–2023. Images, a special issue of Semiotic Review.
- Bate, Bernard. 2021. Protestant Textuality and the Tamil Modern. Edited by E. Annamalai, F. Cody, M. Jayanth, C. Nakassis. Stanford University Press.
- Carr, E. Summerson and Michael Lempert, eds. 2016. Scale: Discourse and Dimension in Social Life. University of California Press.
- Gal, Susan and Judith Irvine. 2019. Signs of Difference: Language and Ideology in Social Life. Cambridge University Press. (Winner of the 2021 Edward Sapir Prize of the Society for Linguistic Anthropology, awarded biennially to a book that makes the most significant contribution to our understanding of language in society)
- Nakassis, Constantine V. 2023. Onscreen/Offscreen. University of Toronto Press. Series: Studies in the Anthropology of Language, Sign and Social Life. Open-access .pdf here.
- Nakassis, Constantine V. 2016. Doing Style: Youth and Mass Mediation in South India. University of Chicago Press. (2022 Italian translation, Fare Stile: Culture giovanili e mass media nell’India del Sud, Raffaello Cortina Editorie.)
- Silverstein, Michael and Michael Lempert. 2012. Creatures of Politics: Media, Message, and the American Presidency. Indiana University Press.
- Silverstein, Michael. 2022. Language in Culture: Lectures in the Social Semiotics of Language. Cambridge University Press.
- Wedeen, Lisa. 2019. Authoritarian Apprehensions: Ideology, Judgment, and Mourning in Syria. University of Chicago Press. (Winner of the Best Book Award of the APSA Middle East and North Africa Politics Section; Winner of the Charles Taylor Book Award of the APSA Interpretive Methodologies and Methods Section