Dr. Cheryl Yin

Linguistic Anthropology PhD 

Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Carleton College

Department of Sociology and Anthropology 


Anthropologist | Linguist | Southeast Asianist 

អ្នកនរវិទ្យា | អ្នកភាសាវិទ្យា | អ្នកស្រាវជ្រាវអាស៊ី​អា​គ្នេ​យ៏

NBC News article about my research and connection to Cambodia. Click article title below to learn more. 

I'm Cheryl Yin, an anthropologist, linguist, and Southeast Asianist who primarily does research in Cambodia. I'm currently an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Carleton College in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology. I completed my PhD in Linguistic Anthropology at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. My dissertation "Khmer Honorifics: Re-emergence and Change after the Khmer Rouge" is based on 2 years of ethnographic fieldwork conducted in Cambodia. Before arriving at Carleton, I was a UC Berkeley Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of South & Southeast Asian Studies

My research has been funded by the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, the Center for Khmer Studies (through the Council of American Overseas Research Centers), and the the Menakka and Essel Bailey Graduate Fellowship (through the the University of Michigan's Center for the Education of Women+). 

Get in touch at cyin(at)carleton.edu