Jessica Love-Nichols

Hi! I’m a graduate student in linguistics at the University of California, Santa Barbara. My primary research interest is in the relationship of language and identity to environmental conservation. I also study language and identity in related areas—international development, media personae, and language and education.

I also get to work with the Tequio Youth group at the Mixteco Indígena Community Organizing Project in their work to promote language maintenance. To that end, we created a short documentary called Orgullosamente indígena about the experiences of youth speakers of indigenous languages.