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Dominika M BaranDominika M Baran  
Associate Professor of English and Linguistics

Office Location: English Department, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone: (919) 684-2741
Email Address: dominika.baran@duke.edu

Office Hours:

Spring 2014
Wednesdays 3-4 pm
or by appointment


Ph.D., Harvard University

M.A., Harvard University

BA, Harvard University

My work to date has focused on the relationship between language ideologies and the construction of social identities through linguistic practice. My PhD dissertation examined the intersection of language, ethnicity, gender and social class in the context of an educational institution in Taiwan. Most recently, I have become interested in the role of language in the shaping of immigrant identities in the United States and other English-dominant countries.

Curriculum Vitae
Representative Publications   (More Publications)

  1. Baran, D. "Translocal spaces and identities: Negotiating belonging among former refugees in a Facebook group message." Language, Identity and Community (Lodz Studies in Language Series) Ed. Ciepiela, K. Peter Lang, (2019)
  2. Avineri, N. "Immigrants Facing Linguistic Barriers in the U.S. Justice System: Case Studies from North Carolina." Ed. Graham, L; Johnson, E; Riner, R; Rosa, J. Routledge,
  3. Baran, DM. "Narratives of migration on Facebook: Belonging and identity among former fellow refugees." Language in Society 47.2Cambridge University Press (CUP), (April, 2018): 245-268. [doi]  [abs]
  4. Baran, D. Language in immigrant America. January, 2017. 1-357 pp. [doi]  [abs]
  5. Baran, D. "Linguistic practice and identity work: Variation in Taiwan Mandarin at a Taipei County high school." Journal of Sociolinguistics 18.1 (January, 2014): 32-59. [doi]  [abs]

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