Dr. Gabriela Pérez Báez

Gabriela Perez-Baez

Dr. Gabriela Pérez Báez

Gabriela Pérez-Báez is a faculty member of the Linguistics Department, University of Oregon and Director of the Language Revitalization Lab. Gabriela works closely with the Northwest Indian Language Institute as well. She has been the Co-Director of the National Breath of Life Archival Institute for Indigenous Languages since 2014. Gabriela has served as Curator of Linguistics at the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution and in its Recovering Voices initiative. Her research centers on revitalization practices around the world. In her native Mexico, Gabriela works with Zapotec communities and has published on migration and language vitality, verbal inflection and derivation, semantic typology, and language and cognition. Gabriela is the compiler of two dictionaries of Isthmus Zapotec within a participatory and interdisciplinary model. She holds a doctorate in linguistics from the University at Buffalo.