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Professor

Eve Danziger

University of Virginia

Eve Danziger is a Professor of Anthropology and Linguistics at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville.  She conducts research fieldwork in Belize, Central America, studying the indigenous Mayan languages spoken there. Professor Danziger is interested in the place of language in culture in general, and especially in the possibility that the grammatical differences across languages around the world might contribute to the different default perspectives for viewing the world which we find in different cultures.  In addition to her work in Belize and her current home at UVa, Dr. Danziger has studied at the University of Pennsylvania, U.S.A., and at the University of Toronto, Canada. Before coming to UVa, she held a position at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics in the Netherlands. She is the author of Relatively Speaking: Language, Thought and Kinship among the Mopan Maya (Oxford University Press 2001), and of numerous articles and book chapters. As an experienced college teacher, Dr. Danziger is especially excited by the possibility of teaching about cultural comparison in a context where students will actually be living it over the course of the semester!