Department Chair:
Erika Hoffmann-Dilloway, Associate Professor/Chair

Administrative Assistant:
Jackie Fortino

Department Email:

Phone: (440) 775-8970
Fax: (440) 775-8644

King Building 305
10 N. Professor St.
Oberlin, OH, 44074-1019

Jason Haugen

Jason Haugen

Assistant Professor of Anthropology (2009)

Contact Information


Rice 14
(440) 775-8145

Personal Office Hours:
M 3:00-5:00 Or by appointment

Jason Haugen

Jason Haugen

Jason Haugen

Educational Background

  • Bachelor of Arts, University Texas Austin, 1997
  • Master of Arts, University Arizona, 2000
  • Doctor of Philosophy, University Arizona, 2004

Jason D. Haugen received his Ph.D. in the Joint Program in Anthropology and Linguistics at the University of Arizona in 2004. His research focuses on the Uto-Aztecan language family of the western United States and Mexico, including especially the morphology and syntax of Hiaki (Yaqui) as well as comparative and historical Uto-Aztecan morphosyntax. He also studies linguistic theory (especially the interfaces of morphology with syntax and phonology); language endangerment, documentation, and revitalization; and the linguistic and cultural prehistory of the southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico. His book, "Morphology at the Interfaces: Reduplication and Noun Incorporation in Uto-Aztecan", was published in the Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today series by John Benjamins Publishing Company in 2008, and his more recent work has appeared in such journals as "Linguistic Inquiry, Morphology, and the International Journal of American Linguistics". Courses taught at Oberlin include: Fundamentals of Linguistics; Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology; Introduction to Cultural Anthropology; The Nature of Human Language; Language and Prehistory; The Native Languages of the Americas; and From Comanches to Aztecs: Cultural Transformations in Native North America.