Dr Karen Park

Karen Park

Research Affiliate

Karen Park is an assistant professor of Linguistics at the University of Pittsburgh and linguist for the Ethno-Ornithology World Archive (EWA).  Her research interests include language change, documentation, and maintenance, generative syntax, historical linguistics, ethno-ornithology, and biocultural diversity.

With Dr Andrew Gosler, Oxford University Associate Professor in Ethnobiology & Conservation and Director of EWA, she was a Co-Investigator on the Oxford-led research programme, Creative Multilingualism (http://www.creativeml.ox.ac.uk/research/naming).

Karen received both her MPhil and DPhil degrees from the University of Oxford.  Prior to taking up her current post at the University of Pittsburgh, she held an American Council of Learned Societies fellowship with the Council of American Overseas Research Centers at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, where she also served as a research collaborator with Smithsonian anthropologist Dr Bill Merrill, and a post-doctoral research fellowship directed by Dr Gosler on the development of EWA, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.