Josh Wayt

[Draft Bio]

Josh Wayt is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Anthropology. His research investigates how efforts to revitalize indigenous languages are responsive to the pressing social concerns that preoccupy indigenous communities in the midst of settler colonialism. In order to demonstrate how language revitalization articulates with more macro phenomena, Josh scrutinizes culturallybased ideologies about the nature of communication and its role in constituting moral persons. He is currently conducting fieldwork with the Sisseton and Wahpeton bands of Dakota in Northeastern South Dakota.