Photo: Jena Barchas-Lichtenstein

Jena Barchas-Lichtenstein blogs about language and culture topics for Alelo. In 2013 she earned a Ph.D. in linguistic anthropology from UCLA, and her research focused on indigenous Mexican Jehovah's Witnesses. She's traveled extensively in Latin America and Southeast Asia and has lived in both Argentina and Mexico. Her expertise includes language maintenance and revitalization and concepts of community.