Linguistics Peer Advisors are current majors who are available to advise prospective and current students, and serve as a mentor and resource to undergraduates in the department. If you have questions about Linguistics courses, major or minor requirements, how to declare, or how to find a faculty advisor, contact one of our peer advisors!
Email: faiqf [at] stanford.edu Office Hours: Mondays, 4:00-6:00pm at CoHo (also available by appointment or Zoom)
Fateemah is a senior who grew up in Islamabad, Pakistan; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; and Arkadelphia, Arkansas. She is majoring in linguistics and minoring in data science, with plans to attend business school in the future. In the linguistics department, she serves as the Linguistics Undergraduate Representative and her studies focus on sociolinguistics and psycholinguistics. In her free time, Fateemah can be found reading novels, watching TV, or trying new skincare trends.
Fields of interest: language variation and change, language, gender and sexuality, psycholinguistics, Asian languages
Mary is a senior from Burlington, Vermont. She’s double majoring in linguistics and German studies, and is especially interested in combining the two through historical and comparative linguistics. Language documentation and revitalization also fascinate her, and she hopes to do fieldwork in this area. Connecting language to other fields, like education, socioeconomics, and psychology, is one of her favorite things to explore. Her friends and housemates can attest that she loves discussing all types of linguistics, and frequently ropes people into multi-hour enthusiastic whiteboard conversations about why “merry Christmas” is pronounced “mele kalikimaka” in Hawaiian or how ancient poems reveal phonological shifts between Old and Middle Chinese. Outside of linguistics, she enjoys baking elaborate cakes for all her friends’ birthdays, climbing trees, painting murals, and teaching in whatever way she can.
Fields of interest: historical linguistics, phonological change, Germanic languages, psycholinguistics, language acquisition, language typology