Connor Yiamkis

Portrait of Connor Yiamkis

Position Title
Graduate Student


I am a member of the Illmawi band of the Pit River nation, a PhD student in Linguistics with a designated emphasis in Native American Studies. My education also includes a B.A. in Anthropology and an M.A. in Language Teaching Studies. After completing my M.A. in 2020 I designed a curriculum for reclaiming domains and language nesting in the home for the Pit River language, and taught an online class to community members. As part of a grassroots efforts for Pit River language revitalization my goal is to continue gaining the linguistic skills needed to be able to continue creating learning materials and help recreate a speech community.

Education and Degree(s)
  • B.A. Anthropology, CSU Chico
  • M.A. Language Teaching Studies, Univeristy of Oregon
Research Interests & Expertise
  • Language Revitalization
  • Language Teaching & Pedagogical Materials
  • Morphology
  • Phonology