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Bonnie Urciuoli earned her bachelor’s degree from Syracuse University and her master’s degree and doctorate from The University of Chicago. Appointed to the faculty in 1988, she specializes in linguistic and cultural anthropology, specifically public discourses of race, class and language, and the discursive construction of “diversity” in U.S. higher education. Professor Urciuoli’s book Exposing Prejudice: Puerto Rican Experiences of Language, Race, and Class received the 1997 Gustavus Myers Center Award for the study of human rights in North America. Honored by students and peers, she has received the Student Assembly’s Sidney Wertimer Teaching Award and the Dean of Faculty’s Scholarly Career Achievement Award.

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Ph.D., The University of Chicago
M.A., The University of Chicago
B.A., Syracuse University

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