My research combines ethnographic, linguistic, bibliographical, and archival methods to investigate how linguistic/semiotic forms and ideologies interface with interactional practices to contribute to social inequality and cultural change. My publications focusing on Tamil communities in francophone societies explore topics pertaining to linguistic nationalism, heritage language learning, minority language use, diaspora, racial slurs/hate speech, colonial linguistics, and printing/writing, whereas my more recent work examines the forms of evidence and value co-produced by semiotic technologies in contexts of capitalist production, surveillance, and criminal justice. 



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