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Dr. Tiffany Kershner

Director, Fellowship Advising Office

Adjunct Teaching Assistant Professor of Anthropology

Hailing from a small coal-mining town in northeastern Pennsylvania, Dr. Tiffany Kershner began her training in anthropology at the University of Iowa where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa and with Distinction and Honors. After Iowa, she received a Master’s Degree in Anthropology from SUNY-Albany. Her training continued at Indiana University where she focused on linguistics and African languages, completing another MA and then her doctorate in Linguistics. After several years teaching at Kansas State University, Dr. Kershner joined NC State in fall 2011 as their new Coordinator for Distinguished Scholarships and Fellowships.

Dr. Kershner has an extensive background in linguistic and cultural anthropology, descriptive linguistics, and African languages. She has done intensive fieldwork amongst the Sukwa culture of Malawi, through which she received funding through a Fulbright Student Grant and a National Science Foundation Dissertation Improvement Grant. She also served for two years as a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Linguistics at Carleton College. Some of her current research interests in language and culture include African oral literature, cultural semantics and pragmatics, and tense, aspect, and verb classification systems. She began a new linguistic documentation project in Comoros in summer 2009.

Email: tiffany_kershner@ncsu.edu

Appointments (especially juniors, seniors, and graduate students): https://calendly.com/tlkershn

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