Susan Gal

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Susan Gal (born 1949) is the Mae & Sidney G. Metzl Distinguished Service Professor of Anthropology, of Linguistics, and of Social Sciences at the University of Chicago.[1] She is the author or co-author of several books and numerous articles in linguistic anthropology, language and gender, and social history of Eastern Europe.

The book The Politics of Gender After Socialism by Susan Gal and Gail Kligman won the 2001 Heldt Prize, awarded by the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies.[2] In 2002 Gal was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship for the study of language ideologies and political authority during and after socialism.[3]

In 2007 Gal was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.[2]

Selected publications[edit]

  • Gal, Susan (2009). "Language and Political Space". In P. Auer & J.E. Schmidt. Language and Space. Mouton de Gruyter. pp. 33–50. ISBN 9783110180022. 
  • Gal, Susan (2006). "Linguistic Anthropology". In K. Brown. The Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics. Elsevier. ISBN 978-0-08-044854-1. 
  • Gal, Susan (2005). "Language ideologies compared: Metaphors and circulations of public and private". Journal of Linguistic Anthropology. 15 (1): 23–37. doi:10.1525/jlin.2005.15.1.23. 
  • Gal, Susan; Woolard, Kathryn (2001). Languages and Publics: The Making of Authority. Manchester: St. Jerome’s Press. ISBN 1900650436. 
  • Gal, Susan; Kligman, Gail (2000). The Politics of Gender After Socialism: A Comparative Historical Essay. Princeton University Press. ISBN 9780691048949. 
  • Gal, Susan; Kligman, Gail (2000). Reproducing Gender: Politics, Publics, and Everyday Life after Socialism. Princeton University Press. ISBN 9780691048680. 
  • Gal, Susan (1979). Language Shift: Social Determinants of Linguistic Change in Bilingual Austria. Academic Press. ISBN 0122737504. 
  • Gal, Susan (1978). "Peasant men can't get wives: Language change and sex roles in a bilingual community". Language in Society. 7 (1): 1–16. doi:10.1017/s0047404500005303. 


  1. ^ "Susan Gal". University of Chicago Department of Anthropology. 2012. Retrieved 2013-02-21. 
  2. ^ a b "Laurels to Linguists Archive". Linguistic Society of America. 2012. Retrieved 2013-02-21. 
  3. ^ "Susan Gal". John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. 2013. Retrieved 2013-02-21.