Ben Papadopoulos

Ph.D. Candidate

In absentia Spring 2024

I am a fifth-year Ph.D. candidate and Graduate Student Instructor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. I am a sociolinguist with additional training in critical sociology. I graduated from UC Berkeley in 2018 with B.A.s in Linguistics and Spanish. My current research investigates features of gender in different languages in order to understand the connection between language and human identity. I am relatedly pursuing a Designated Emphasis in Gender and Women’s Studies. You may view the public-facing extension of my research, the Gender in Language Project, at