Joseph Dupris

University Fellows Cohort Member, 2015-2016
PhD Student, Anthropology and Linguistics
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Joseph Dupris is a doctoral student in the Anthropology and Linguistics dual degree program. He focuses on language revitalization and documentation, situated within his tribal community’s contemporary systems of knowledge transmission. He earned an MA in Native American Linguistics from the University of Arizona, where he combined community experience and archival research in order to examine the descriptive and theoretical aspects of maqlaqsyals (Klamath-Modoc) grammar in the Klamath Tribes region of the Upper Klamath Basin. Joseph intends to expand upon this research by exploring the sociolinguistic and ideological factors that come to bear on the Upper Klamath Basin, including the influence of political conflict, historical violence, and assimilationist government policies on language shift.