Jena Barchas-Lichtenstein


Linguistic Anthropology, Anthropology, Linguistics

Jena Barchas-Lichtenstein is a linguistic anthropologist and researcher at Knology, as well as a core member of the Society for Linguistic Anthropology’s Committee on Language and Social Justice. Her work focuses on how media circulates, and what that means for questions of both learning and representation. Jena is particularly interested in how people communicate uncertainty and how approaches used for this purpose by scientific and journalistic practices differ. 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. Her doctoral research focused on media circulation and socialization into the global community of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

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