Alejandro Paz

Alejandro Paz
Assistant Professor
(416) 208-2891


  • American Anthropological Association
  • Society for Linguistic Anthropology
  • Linguistic Society of America
  • Graduate Appointments in Anthropology and Linguistics
  • Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies

Research Interests: 

  • Language in Transnational and Global Contexts
  • Media and Publics
  • Translation and Commensuration
  • Pragmatics and Interaction
  • Israel in the Middle East

Awards and Grants: 

  • 2011, Connaught New Researcher Grant, University of Toronto
  • 2010, PhD Awarded in Anthropology and Linguistics with Distinction
  • 2008, Graduate Student Paper Prize from the Society for Linguistic Anthropology
  • 2004, Fulbright-Hayes Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Grant for Israel
  • 2004, National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant in Anthropology and Linguistics
  • 2004, Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research Dissertation Fieldwork Grant



Reviews and Other Publications

  • 2012, “Referentialist in Debates, Governmental in Entailments: Reflections on a Campaign to Change the Terms of Israeli “Immigration” Policy,” Anthropology News, Language & Culture Blog, found at
  • 2003, Review of The Politics of Sacred Space: the Old City of Jerusalem in the Middle East Conflict, by Michael Dumper. Arab Studies Journal, 11/1: 168-171.

Teaching Interests: 

  • Linguistic Anthropology
  • Semiotic Anthropology
  • Anthropology of Media