Professor Mufwene Assumes New Chaired Professorship

portrait of Salikoko S. Mufwene

December 22, 2020

Committee on African Studies fellow Salikoko S. Mufwene has been named the Edward Carson Waller Distinguished Service Professor in the Department of Linguistics and the College.

Mufwene is one of the leading names in the world on the emergence of creoles and on language and globalization. His current research centers on evolutionary linguistics, which Mufwene approaches from an ecological perspective. He focuses on the phylogenetic emergence of language and how languages have been affected by colonization and worldwide globalization, particularly through the indigenization and speciation of European languages in the colonies.

Read the full announcement here.