Ashleigh M. Surma


2017_ASurma_alexfallsI’m a PhD student in the Linguistics Department at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi. I earned my Bachelor’s degree in American Indian Studies at Black Hills State University in Spearfish, South Dakota in 2014.

My research interests include the investigation, documentation, and revitalization of languages spoken by Indigenous Peoples and First Nations on Turtle Island (North America). I have engaged in language work with speakers of Dene Dháh, Hän, Tłı̨chǫ Yatıì, Sahtúgot’ıné (Athabaskan), Lakota and Nakota (Siouan).

I also serve as Web Production Editor for Language Documentation & Conservation, a peer-reviewed, open access journal sponsored by the National Foreign Language Resource Center at UHM.


Please feel free to download uhmseal_2015
the most current version of my curriculum vitae.