Katrina Daly Thompson

Position title: Professor

Email: katrina.daly.thompson@wisc.edu

1464 Van Hise

Department of African Cultural Studies



Dr. Thompson works with students interested in conducting research in the areas of African languages, critical applied linguistics, language and gender/sexuality, cultural approaches to discourse,  discourse-centered approaches to culture, and linguistic ethnography. They have supervised recent dissertations addressing the following topics:

  • Discourses of discrimination among Iranian migrants in Germany
  • Narrative and discursive practices in the Rwandan diaspora surrounding the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi
  • Use of non-Standard Yoruba in Yoruba-language classrooms in Nigeria
  • Language ideologies and multilingual practices in a Yoruba study abroad program
  • Codeswitching in Indonesian popular texts