We at the Department of Gender and Women's Studies stand with UA’s Institute for LGBT Studies to “vehemently oppose the continued attack on transgender rights. We stand in solidarity with our trans* family, friends, colleagues, and community and are committed to support movement toward inclusive education in Arizona, which encompasses trans* peoples’ right to participate in sports and athletic teams.”

Margaret Camp

About Margaret Camp

Dr. Maggie Camp is an Associate Professor of Japanese Linguistics in East Asian Studies and an affiliated faculty member of the Center of East Asian Studies, Gender and Women’s Studies, and with the Institute for LGBT Studies. She received her BA in Japanese and Linguistics from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and her MA and PhD from the University of Arizona. She also studied at the Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies in Yokohama, Japan, and was a Fulbright Graduate Research Fellow at Keio University in Tokyo, Japan.  Dr. Camp’s research examines the relationship between gender and language in Japanese through the lens of sexuality, looking specifically at differences between the speech of Japanese lesbian and heterosexual women. Her current interests include sociolinguistics, sociophonetics, experimental phonetics, gender/sexuality, language ideology, and second language teaching and language use.


EAS 160A2 “Writing Systems of the World”

EAS160A5 “Languages and Cultures of East Asia”

JPN 245 “Japanese Popular Culture”

JPN 304 “Introduction to Japanese Linguistics” (cross-listed with Linguistics)

JPN 402/502 “Japanese Gender and Language” (cross-listed with Anthropology, Linguistics, Gender and Women’s Studies, and SLAT)

JPN 423/523 “Phonetics and Phonology of Japanese” (cross-listed with Linguistics and SLAT)

JPN 436/536 “Japanese Sociolinguistics” (cross-listed with Anthropology and Linguistics)

JPN 496c/596c “Topics in Japanese Linguistics” (cross-listed with Linguistics)


For more information: https://eas.arizona.edu/people/mcamp

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Margaret Camp
Associate Professor of Practice (Career Track)
Office: Building: Learning Services Building, Room #102