Congratulations to our alum Dr. Daniel Kaufman (BA Linguistics, 1999) on being awarded as one of the College of Social Sciences and Philosophy (CSSP)’s Distinguished Alumni!

Dr. Kaufman, represented by Department Chair Maria Kristina Gallego, was presented the award during the 2023 CSSP Alumni Homecoming last 22 October at the Palma Hall Lobby. The event is part of the College’s celebration of its 40th founding anniversary.

Under the category of “Educational Innovation,” the College lauded Dr. Kaufman for his work as an associate professor at the Queens College of the City University of New York and as an editor of the journal, Oceanic Linguistics. He is also the co-founder of the Endangered Language Alliance, a non-profit organization dedicated to documenting indigenous and minority languages, as well as to supporting linguistic diversity in New York City. Some of his publications include “Aspects of Pragmatic Focus in Tagalog” in the book The Many Faces of Austronesian Voice Systems in 2005, and “Austronesian Nominalism and its Consequences: A Tagalog Case Study” published in the Theoretical Linguistics journal in 2009. He also recently presented at the 15th Philippine Linguistics Congress.

He obtained his BA in Linguistics at the Department in 1999 and went on to earn his PhD at Cornell University in 2010 with a dissertation on the morphosyntax of Tagalog clitics.

Pagbati, Dr. Kaufman!

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