The Berkeley Linguistics Department is successful because faculty, staff, and graduate and undergraduate students work together in support of our shared goals. Collaborating with staff, faculty serve on department committees and in other leadership positions. Graduate students take the lead in organizing fora and research groups, and represent student interests on committees.

Department officers (20/21)

  • Chair: Keith Johnson
  • Head Graduate Adviser: Lev Michael
  • GSI Advisor: Line Mikkelsen
  • Head Undergraduate Advisor: Peter Jenks (fall), Eve Sweetser (Spring)
  • Equity Advisor: Susanne Gahl


  • Graduate Studies: Lev Michael (chair), Susan Lin, Isaac Bleaman Larry Hyman; Belén Flores
  • Undergraduate Studies: Peter Jenks, Eve Sweetser, Richard Rhodes; Martine Alexander
  • Climate: Susanne Gahl, Andrew Garrett (fall), Line Mikkelsen (spring), Raksit Lau-Preechathammarach, Phuong Khuu
  • Colloquium: Amy Rose Deal, Gašper Beguš, Tessa Scott, Myriam Lapierre

Other service

  • Industry/Career Liaison: Eve Sweetser
  • Oswalt Grants: Andrew Garrett (chair), Peter Jenks, Darya Kavitskaya
  • Outreach & Fundraising: Keith Johnson
  • ASL Program: Eve Sweetser
  • Calques: Amy Rose Deal, Isaac Bleaman
  • Graduate student representatives to faculty meetings: Eric Wilbanks, Noah Hermalin
  • Graduate Assembly student representative: Tyler Lemon
  • Community Building facilitators: Karee Garvin, Emily Remirez, Allegra Robertson

Forum and group organizers

  • Gesture and multi-modality : Eve Sweetser, Schuyler Laparle
  • Fieldwork Forum : Lev Michael, Wesley dos Santos, Emily Drummond, Zach Wellstood
  • Phonetics and Phonology : Larry Hyman, Dakota Robinson, Anna Björklund
  • Syntax & Semantics Circle : Peter Jenks, Madeline Bossi, Tyler Lemon
  • Language Revitalization Group : Julia Nee, Martha Schwartz
  • *dhworom: Edwin Ko, Andrew Garrett

Labs and research units

  • California Language Archive & Survey of California and Other Indian Languages: Andrew Garrett
  • Fieldwork Lab: Peter Jenks, Lev Michael
  • Language and Cognition Lab: Terry Regier, Geoff Bacon, Noah Hermalin
  • PhonLab: Susan Lin, Emily Remirez, Eric Wilbanks; Ronald Sprouse
  • SLaB: Isaac Bleaman