Amelia Tseng is a research associate at the Smithsonian Institute, scholar-in-residence in education at American University, and adjunct lecturer in linguistics and Spanish at Georgetown University. Tseng’s research addresses multilingualism, mobility, and identity.
She examines how language and identity interact with social context as migration leads to contact between peoples and innovative cultural practices. She specifically focuses on heritage languages, sociolinguistic diversity, and language as a means of identity construction and exclusion. She has published on bilingualism and migration, taught languages, linguistics, and education at the university and K-12 levels, and is active in public engagement.
Research Associate, Smithsonian Institute
Scholar-in-Residence, American University
Location: Washington, DC
Areas of Expertise: Sociolinguistics, Language & Identity, Multilingualism