Dominika M Baran

Assistant Professor in the Department of English

English Department, Durham, NC 27708
Campus Box: 
(919) 684-2741
Office Hours: 
Spring 2014 Wednesdays 3-4 pm or by appointment

My work to date has focused on the relationship between language ideologies and the construction of social identities through linguistic practice. My PhD dissertation examined the intersection of language, ethnicity, gender and social class in the context of an educational institution in Taiwan. Most recently, I have become interested in the role of language in the shaping of immigrant identities in the United States and other English-dominant countries.


  • Ph.D. 2007, Harvard University
  • M.A. 1999, Harvard University
  • BA 1996, Harvard University

Baran, DM. "Working with adolescents: Identity, power and responsibility in sociolinguistic ethnography." Practices of Ethics: An Empirical Approach to Ethics in Social Sciences. Ed. I Paoletti, A Tomas, and F Mendez. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013. 155-176.

Baran, DM. "Negotiating Complex Identities: Language Choice, Code-switching, and Identity in Taiwan." Ed. LRN Ashley and WH Finke. Language and Identity: the Selected Papers of the International Conference (2002): 63-75.

Baran, DM. "The Role of Russian Function Words in Urban Colloquial Uzbek." Proceedings from the 2000 Symposium About Language and Society - Austin (SALSA) 44 (2000): 18-32.