Jena Barchas-Lichtenstein


Linguistic Anthropology, Anthropology, Linguistics

Jena Barchas-Lichtenstein is a linguistic anthropologist and researcher at Knology. Her doctoral research focused on media circulation and socialization into the global community of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Between earning her Ph.D. from UCLA and joining Knology, she developed content for instructional software and worked as a strategy consultant in media and health. She is currently a core member of the Society for Linguistic Anthropology’s Committee on Language and Social Justice. Jena’s work focuses on how media circulates, and what that means for questions of both learning and representation. She is particularly interested in how people communicate uncertainty and how approaches used for this purpose by scientific and journalistic practices differ.

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