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Judith M.S. Pine

Western Washington University

Judith M.S. Pine is an associate professor of Anthropology at Western Washington University, where she teaches introductory and advanced Linguistic Anthropology courses, qualitative field methods and Asia-focused courses. She is a member of the Department of Anthropology and is affiliated with the Interdisciplinary Linguistics Program and the East Asian Studies Program. Dr. Pine has taught Linguistic Anthropology for over 15 years, and her research interests include literacies, indigeneity, semiotics and the performance of identity, particularly in Southeast Asia. Her primary research site is a small village in rural northern Thailand, and her work with the Lahu people has taken her from rural Thailand to densely urban Kunming, China. Dr. Pine's current research focuses on Lahu language music videos which circulate throughout the Greater Mekong Subregion--an area which includes mainland southeast Asia and portions of southwest China. Dr. Pine received a B.A. in Anthropology from Kansas State University and a Ph.D. at the University of Washington. She speaks English, Spanish, German, Thai and Lahu--and hopes to add Mandarin to that list very soon.