Christine Beier

Assistant Adjunct Professor

Department of Linguistics

University of California, Berkeley

Email: beiercm at berkeley dot edu

Office: Dwinelle 1224

Spring 2024 teaching: Linguistics 199 (Independent Study) only.

Spring 2024 office hours: Just email me to set up an appointment, either in person or via Zoom.

Chris and Pancha

About me
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 page.
(Photo: Me with Pancha the tapir in the Iquito community of San Antonio de Pintuyacu, Loreto, Peru in 2016).


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