Department of Anthropology

Erin Wheeler

Phd Candidate, University of Texas at Austin

Provost's Recruitment Fellow (2017-2018)
Erin Wheeler



Linguistic Anthropology, Indigenous Studies, Latin America


Erin Wheeler is a first year doctoral student in linguistic anthropology at UT Austin.  As an undergraduate at Davidson College, Erin researched Mapuche indigenous communities in southern Argentina and the effect of government-implemented bilingual education programs on language and identity in these communities.  Erin worked for two years as a case worker of refugee and immigration services in Roanoke, Virginia before relocating to Austin to begin her graduate degree.  

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