Brooke Lillehaugen has been awarded the 2018 Ernest A. Lynton Award for the Scholarship of Engagement. The award recognizes early-career faculty who practice exemplary engaged scholarship through teaching and research. Recipients are selected on the basis of their collaboration with communities, institutional impact, and high-quality academic work.
Dr. Brooke Lillehaugen studied linguistics at University of California, Los Angeles (Ph.d., M.A.) and University of California, Berkeley (B.A.). She specializes in Zapotec languages in their modern and historical forms and is interested in considering how academics can be effective allies to language activists. Currently, Dr. Lillehaugen offers courses in linguistics at Haverford, Bryn Mawr College and Swarthmore College. She is co-director Ticha, an online digital text explorer for Colonial Zapotec manuscripts and recently co-produced a documentary web series on Zapotec language and identity in one Valley Zapotec community, San Jerónimo Tlacochahuaya.