Daniel Kaufman

Daniel Kaufman received his PhD in linguistics from Cornell in 2010 and cofounded the Endangered Language Alliance (ELA) in the same year with the goal of bringing together linguists with immigrant and Indigenous communities in New York City who speak endangered languages. He has specialized in the languages of the Austronesian family for the last two and a half decades and joined Queens College in 2015 as assistant professor. Here, he also heads the Language Documentation Lab. Kaufman also coedits Oceanic Linguistics, a journal devoted to the study of the Indigenous languages of the Oceanic region and Island Southeast Asia.

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