Janis B. Nuckolls
BYU Professor and Anthropological Linguist
Janis B. Nuckolls is an anthropological linguist and professor at Brigham Young University. Her primary field experience is in Amazonian Ecuador, province in Pastaza, and her research interests are focused on the poetics of Quichua verbal practice. Dr. Nuckolls travels to Ecuador often to teach Quichua Field Study during her summer breaks from BYU.
Dr. Nuckolls earned her PhD from the University of Chicago in 1990 and has focused primarily on putting various pieces of Quichua grammar, including its phonology and verbal morphology, and finding out what role ideophony plays in the communication of unconventional language. Previous to joining the BYU faculty in 2007, she taught at the Indiana University and the University of Alabama.