Brook Danielle Lillehaugen

Linguistics (United States)
April 2024
Visiting Fellow, Program in Latin American Studies

Brook Danielle Lillehaugen (Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles) is an associate professor of linguistics at Haverford College, where she also teaches in the Latin American, Iberian, and Latinx Studies concentration. Trained as a documentary linguist, she combines documentary methodology with digital humanities to foster productive collaborative work with Zapotec community members. She leads several teams in developing online Talking Dictionaries for Zapotec languages and is co-director of Ticha, a digital text explorer for Colonial Zapotec texts. Recent publications include “Extending pedagogy through social media: Zapotec language in and beyond classrooms” in the Journal of the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association (2022) and “Ticha: Collaboration with Indigenous communities to build digital resources on Zapotec language and history” in Digital Humanities Quarterly (2020).  Her work has been supported by the NSF, NEH, and ACLS and she was awarded the Ernest A. Lynton Faculty Award for the Scholarship of Engagement for Early Career Faculty. Currently she is an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Regional Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania Price Lab Digital Humanities Seminar. While at PLAS, she will be dedicating time to a publication on the pedagogical value of involving undergraduate students in multilingual, community based digital collaborations in Indigenous Mesoamerica while continuing to develop the open access resources on Ticha.