Assistant Adjunct Professor
Department of Linguistics
University of California, Berkeley
Email: beiercm at berkeley dot edu
Office: Dwinelle 1224
Office Hours, Fall 2021: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:40pm (or as soon as I return from class) until 4:30pm — or email me for an appointment!
My work centers on two complementary areas: language documentation and description; and language revalorization and revitalization. My primary areal focus is Peruvian Amazonia. I completed my PhD in (Linguistic) Anthropology at the University of Texas at Austin in 2010. I have been doing research and carrying out integrated humanitarian work and community service projects in Peruvian Amazonia since 1995. Thus far, I have worked with Nanti, Matsigenka, Iquito, Máíjuna, Sápara, Andoa/Katsakáti, Dekyunawa/Muniche, Omagua, and Aʔɨwa/Vacacocha people on language documentation and/or revitalization projects. In 1996, I co-founded Cabeceras Aid Project with Lev Michael to facilitate the integration of research and community service projects. For more information, please visit my Current Projects
(Photo: Me with Pancha the tapir in the Iquito community of San Antonio de Pintuyacu, Loreto, Peru in 2016).
My CV [PDF]