Michicagoan 2022


May 6-7 at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

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The annual Michicagoan Graduate Student Conference in Linguistic Anthropology focuses on the social and cultural analysis of linguistic and semiotic forms. The conference provides graduate students with an attentive forum in which to present their work and discuss it with faculty and other students. We welcome work from students at all stages, and we encourage participants to submit formal conference papers or to discuss dissertation proposals or research reports. Commentators for each panel are drawn from participating faculty.

This is a hybrid conference that encourages in-person participation while accommodating virtual participants who are not able to physically attend. The in-person component of the conference will be held on May 6th and 7th in Room B1580 of the Jeff T. Blau building at 700 East University Avenue at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. The conference will take place over the course of two full days. Please scroll down for registration, schedule, and other important information.

All participants attending the conference in person are required to be vaccinated and wear masks. We are continuing to monitor the conditions of the pandemic so please keep checking our COVID + Other Updates page for the latest news and information.  

There is no registration fee for this conference. Transportation expenses for in-person Chicago student presenters will be covered. Meals will be covered for all in-person attendees.

Contact us: All inquiries can be directed to the Michicagoan Planning Committee at michicagoan2022@gmail.com.


A black and white photograph if a woman at a protest who is facing the camera and holding up a sign that says "protect our mothers, fathers, grandmas, grandpas." The poster includes translations for the words mother, father, grandma, and grandpa in Chinese next to the English words. A black line has been drawn through the woman's eyes in the photograph to signify her anonymity.


May 7th Virtual Reception Information:

A black and white photograph of two women sitting at a conference table and facing each other. The woman on the left is taking notes in a notebook and looking up at the other smiling. There is a laptop in front of the other woman on the right which positioned so they both can see the screen. The woman on the right has her right arm raised as if making a point as she smiles at the woman on the left. A black line has been drawn through both women's eyes in the photograph to signify their anonymity.


This event is free and open to the public, though COVID protocols apply to all in-person attendees.

Persons with disabilities who need accommodations in order to participate should contact michicagoan2022@gmail.com for assistance.