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Department of Sociology and Anthropology
University of Mississippi

Patrick Lewis

Patrick LewisCroft Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology and International Studies
PhD, University of Chicago
Linguistics: Linguistic and semiotic anthropology, Economic anthropology, Anthropology of value
Lamar Hall 551  |  662-915-7421


I received a BA in Comparative Literature from Cornell University in 2009; a MA in Cultural Studies from Sabanci University; and a PhD in Anthropology from the University of Chicago in 2020. My work has been supported by the Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships Program (FLAS), Fulbright-Hays DDRA Fellowship, and NAEd/Spencer Dissertation Fellowship.

Much of my early research has focused on the politics of language in Turkey and North Kurdistan and the role of state policy, language activism, and media play in shaping how language people understand and use language. More broadly, I am interested in language and the semiotics of value, and my work examines the various ways that language can become positioned as a medium or object of value in social life.