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Gregory Thompson

Linguistic Anthropology
Associate Professor

880 KMBL

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Dr. Thompson is a linguistic anthropologist who studies the processes of being and becoming as they happen in human pedagogical interactions. In this work, he understands the kinds of social (inter)action(s) that promote learning in small scale human interactions (e.g., tutoring or classroom learning).

His research has included ethnographic research with tutoring programs for low-income African-American high schoolers on the south side of Chicago, ethnographic research with low-income Latino elementary school kids in Provo, Utah, and ethnographic research in elementary schools in Seoul, South Korea.

He regularly teaches the ethnographic research methods sequence (442, 443) as well as a course in Linguistic Anthropology.