What does the field of linguistics entail? What are the various opportunities in the field? Is it purely theoretical or is there an experimental aspect? How does one delve into interdisciplinary research involving gaming, cybersecurity and computer science and what are the challenges?
To learn about this and unravel an extremely interesting career journey, we chat with Mythili Menon, an Assistant Professor of English and Linguistics at Wichita State University, Kansas, Mythili directs the Menon Lab. she is also the Director of Linguistics at Wichita State, Director of The Center for Educational Technologies to Assist Refugee Learners and an Associate Editor of the Journal of South Asian Linguistics. Her research is interdisciplinary and she collaborates with linguists, computer scientists, speech pathologists, education specialists, game designers, and psychologists
She is the recipient of two University faculty awards at Wichita State University. The Young Faculty Risk Taker Award given to faculty who experiment outside the norm in teaching, research and service, and the Young Faculty Scholar award given to faculty who have records of excellence in teaching performance and substantial achievement in research. The Center for Educational Technologies to Assist Refugee Learners’s Project Education for All was named United Way of the Plains Impact on the Plains Social Innovation Game Changer in Education in 2021.
NSF Cybersecurity Research Details: https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=2210185&HistoricalAwards=false
Media and News
I appeared on NPR’s 1A Remaking America’s panel on Sorting out Facts, Truth, and Opinion. You can watch the episode here.
United Way of the plains game changer award news article.
News article on NSF-Funded Cybersecurity for All.
News article on State of Kansas funded Project Education for All.
News article on Aphasia in South Asian Languages
COVID-19 pandemic interview with the Wichita Public Library- https://cdm17408.contentdm.oclc.org/digital/collection/COVID-19_4/id/49/rec/13.
Phenomenal woman award nomination: I was nominated for a phenomenal women award at Wichita State University.
Recruitment faculty fellow: I have been named a recruitment faculty fellow for 2021-2022 at Wichita State University.
(2023) KU Linguistics Colloquy University of Kansas, Lawrence, October 12, 2023
(2023) Improving cybersecurity practices and understanding of privacy among refugees (with Kaitlyn Hemberger, Mohd Sabra, Murtuza Jadliwala) KSDE Great Ideas in Education Conference, October 25-27, 2023, Wichita, KS
(2023) Creating a Bilingual Digital Game-Based Learning Platform for Teaching Refugee Children Middle- School Science (with JaeHwan Byun) 17th European Conference on Games Based Learning, 5-6 October 2023, Enschende, Netherlands
(2023) Being displaced, building a new home: What we can learn from the resilient refugee community Public talk at the Ulrich Museum of Art, September 21, 2023
(2023) Creating a Bilingual Digital Game-Based Learning Platform for Teaching Refugee Children Middle- School Science (with JaeHwan Byun) The Migration Conference, 23-26 August 2023, Hamburg, Germany (2023) Workshops for Improving Digital Literacy Skills Among Refugee Populations (with Kaitlyn Hemberger, Mohd Sabra, Murtuza Jadliwala) The Migration Conference, 23-26 August 2023, Hamburg, Germany