Jill is in the class of 2021 at the University of South Carolina, majoring in Political Science, History, and Art History. She is excited to be on the research team for this project, and hopes to bring awareness and understanding of ethnic and linguistic conflicts into the public sphere.
Maddox McKibben-Greene is a junior at the University of South Carolina majoring in journalism and global studies. She serves as an Honors Residence Hall Resident Mentor, South Carolina Honors College Student Engagement Assistant, and an Office of Fellowships and Scholar Programs Peer Mentor. In her free time, Maddox likes to blast music more loudly than she should in her room while reading op-eds from The New York Times.
Lane Herlong is a senior at the University of South Carolina Honors College, majoring in International Business and Operations and Supply Chain Management with a minor in French. She has been a member of the project since her sophomore year, working with Dr. Michael Gavin and other students to study linguistic conflict from both a qualitative and quantitative perspective. She hopes her work on the project will increase awareness and understanding of the conflicts she studies.
Tyler Jackson is in the Class of 2022 at the University of South Carolina studying International Studies, Chinese Studies, and Mandarin. He is writing and editing content for this project.
Stella Masucci is from Rockville, Maryland and is a freshman in the South Carolina Honors College. She is majoring in global studies with a focus on Chinese language, and minoring in data science. Stella’s primary interests are linguistics, anthropology, foreign policy, and the intersection of these fields.
William Stallings is a former researcher on the project who worked on the entries for the Basque, Catalan, and Galician conflicts. They worked as a Resident Mentor for the University, and they studied Political Science and English.
Catherine is a Pre-Law Sophomore from Brookeville, Maryland, majoring in International Studies and Philosophy and minoring in Islamic Cultures Studies and Spanish in the Honors College at the University of South Carolina. Her area of focus in her academic studies is Middle Eastern politics. In her free time, she enjoys being an officer for the University's top ranked Women's Ultimate Frisbee Team, Scorch. She looks forward to her ongoing involvement with the research project and hopes to bring attention to ethnolinguistic conflicts in her (hopeful) future career in Foreign Policy.
Madison Bradley is a sophomore in the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina Honors College. She is pursuing two majors in International Business and Finance, as well as three minors in French, Islamic World Studies, and African Studies. She has studied abroad in Lyon, France and various parts of Africa, including Mozambique, Swaziland, and South Africa. She currently studies French and Arabic and hopes build a meaningful career using both. In her free time, she is an avid hiker and hopes to one day complete the Seven Summits.
My name is Kieran Farrell. Currently, I am a sophomore at the University of South Carolina studying International Business and Finance. I had an interest in language since high school, and seeing how conflict between cultures manifests through language change is fascinating to me. I have contributed to the African American Vernacular English and Kurdish entries.
Nancy Jones is a Class of 2021 Stamps Scholar at University of South Carolina. She is majoring in international business and economics and minoring in German and Spanish, with a concentration in data analytics. She served as a youth ambassador for the US to Germany in 2014-2015, studied in Salamanca, Spain in 2016 and returned to Germany in summer 2018.
She is interested in how economics, politics, and history intersect, especially how international organizations and multinational corporations impact nations’ economic development. Nancy is excited to raise awareness of language conflict through this project, especially how it impacts communities’ economic and social development.
Bette is a senior public relations major and linguistic minor at UofSC. She is currently developing her Honors thesis about the Francophone/Anglophone linguistic conflict in Cameroon, to be condensed into an encyclopedia entry for the website. She is a researcher and writer on this project.
Isabella is a freshman Honors College student majoring in Global Studies and Economics. She focuses on European and Middle Eastern ethnolingustic conflict, reflecting her academic interests in Middle Eastern security and conflict. Outside of school, Isabella is involved in political activism and loves to write, read, and listen to music.
Brianna is from Nashville, TN, and she is in the class of 2021 at the University of South Carolina as a Horseshoe Scholar. She is pursuing an intensive English major with minors in Spanish and Applied Computing. She has a lifelong interest in both the English and Spanish languages, particularly in literature. This project has given her the opportunity to explore the places where these languages collide and the impact language can have on society.
Louise Siebo is a third year computer science student who is working towards becoming a software engineer. She enjoys travel and learning about different cultures along with their music.
Jackie is in the class of 2023 at the University of South Carolina. She is pursuing a double major in Geography and in Global Studies, with focuses on Global Conflict and Security, Latin America, and the Middle East. In her free time, Jackie produces a podcast called Seeking Refuge about the global refugee crisis and serves UofSC as a University Ambassador. In the future, she plans to pursue a career with the U.S. Department of State or UNHCR to further human rights efforts around the world.
Rebecca Fisher is a student researcher and writer for the Language Conflict Project.