Katherine Elizabeth Hoffman

  • Source: Scopus

Research activity per year

If you made any changes in Pure these will be visible here soon.

Personal profile

Research Interests

Professor Hoffman is a linguistic, sociocultural, and legal anthropologist, who specializes in the relationship between expressive culture, ethnicity, law, history, and political economy.  Her research explores this nexus primarily in North Africa, and especially Morocco, from the late 19th c. to the present, particularly as it has been shaped by the processes of French colonialism, anti-imperialism, nationalism, and postnationalism.

Education/Academic qualification

Anthropology, PhD, Columbia University

… → 2000

MPhil, Columbia University

… → 1997

MA, Columbia University

… → 1994

History, AB, Georgetown University

… → 1989

Research interests

  • Forced migration
  • Legal culture and history
  • Refugees
  • Expressive Culture
  • Indigenism
  • Language Ideologies
  • , Language Shift and Endangerment
  • Rural-Urban Relations
  • Gender
  • French Colonialism
  • Imazighen (Berbers)
  • Morocco/North Africa
  • France


Dive into the research topics where Katherine Elizabeth Hoffman is active. These topic labels come from the works of this person. Together they form a unique fingerprint.
If you made any changes in Pure these will be visible here soon.