Kathryn Graber

Assistant Professor

Departments of Central Eurasian Studies and Anthropology

Indiana University


Full Biography

Kathryn E. Graber is a linguistic and sociocultural anthropologist specializing in Russia and Mongolia. Her research and teaching focus on minority language politics, multilingualism, mass media, and intellectual property. At IUB, she teaches courses that bridge general anthropology and area studies, including “Language and Society in Central Eurasia,” “Nomads, Networks & Communities,” and “Property in Central Eurasia.” Her background is also in both anthropology and area studies, with an A.B. in Anthropology and Linguistics (University of Chicago), M.A. and Ph.D. in Anthropology (University of Michigan), and M.A. in Russian and East European Studies (University of Michigan). She completed postdoctoral fellowships at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and at IUB before joining the faculty as an assistant professor in 2014.