Carrie is the Language Planner and Researcher for the Squamish Nation, a former professor of linguistics primarily interested in Indigenous languages of North America. (She even wrote a book on Skwxwú7mesh/Squamish determiners and co-wrote a book about Michif noun phrases.) Carrie also worries about linguistic discrimination and the harm it can do to most people. She started this podcast with Megan to convince everyone that linguistic discrimination is just bigotry in a slightly more socially acceptable form. When she’s not tilting at windmills, she’s knitting, cuddling with her cats or reading way too much news.
Megan recently finished her PhD in linguistics at the University of Arizona, where she is currently Project Manager in a language development lab. This podcast is one of the first times her knowledge and skills are proving to be practical. When she’s not writing her dissertation or gently telling people not to be a jerk with Carrie, she’s probably cross-stitching, Netflix-binging, hanging out with her 2 dogs, or sleeping.