Tomato, Tomäto

Tomato, Tomäto explores social and linguistic aspects of personal identity in a community that asks hard questions about the factual basis of many popular beliefs about people.

College Connections Faculty: Melissa Baese-Berk

Photo of College Connections faculty for Tomato, Tomäto, Melissa Baese-Berk.

Melissa Baese-Berk is an Assistant Professor of Linguistics at the University of Oregon. She studied linguistics and violin performance at Boston University and earned her PhD at Northwestern University. She teaches a range of classes from Language and Power and Introduction to Language to graduate seminars. She also runs the Speech Perception and Production Lab in the Linguistics Department, where her research focuses on second language acquisition and phonetics.When not in the lab or classroom, Professor Baese-Berk enjoys traveling, cooking, Pilates, and watching live music. She is also a huge sports fan, cheering for the Detroit Red Wings, Boston Red Sox, Chicago Bulls, and any Boston University and University of Oregon sports teams.


FIG Assistant: Justin Furtado


Summer Assignment

Please read the first two chapters of English with an Accent: Language, Ideology, and Discrimination in the United States (2nd Edition) by Rosina Lippi-Green before our first class session in Week 1 of fall term.

Week of Welcome FIG Meeting

The first meeting for the FIG is Friday, September 22nd at 10:00 am in Columbia 150. Please arrive on time as we will be relocating shortly after.