- IU Bloomington
Richard Henne-Ochoa received a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of Illinois. His professional preparation also includes a four-year postdoctoral research fellowship in linguistic anthropology at Indiana University and in psychology at the University of California Santa Cruz. For over fifteen years, his scholarship has been grounded in linguistic anthropology, particularly the ethnography of speaking, as well as talk about language and culture. Also informing his work are sociocultural perspectives on learning and human development. The program of research he has developed focuses on Indigenous ways of speaking and language-culture revitalization.
Director, American Indian Studies Research Institute, Indiana University
Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of American Studies, Indiana University Bloomington
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, Indiana University Bloomington
Research Associate, Psychology Department, University of California Santa Cruz
In press Henne-Ochoa, R. Indigenous language revitalization through observing and pitching in to family and community endeavors: A rationale and description. Infancia y Aprendizaje: Journal for the Study of Education and Development.
2020 Henne-Ochoa, R., E. Elliott-Groves, B. Meek, & B. Rogoff. Pathways forward for Indigenous language reclamation: Engaging Indigenous epistemology and learning by observing and pitching in to family and community endeavors. Modern Language Journal 104(2), 481-493.
2019 Henne-Ochoa, R. Further decolonizing Indigenous language revitalization by reclaiming Indigenous ways of speaking: An ethnography of speaking approach. In C. Ferrerós & M. Barrieras (Eds.), Transmissions: Estudis sobre la transmissió lingüística (115-158). Vic, Spain: Eumo.
2018 Henne-Ochoa, R., Sustaining and revitalizing traditional Indigenous ways of speaking: An ethnography-of-speaking approach, Language & Communication, 62, 66-82.
2018 Mejía-Arauz, R., B. Rogoff, A. Dayton, & R. Henne-Ochoa. Collaboration or negotiation: Two ways of interacting suggest how shared thinking develops. Current Opinion in Psychology, 23, 117-123.
2015 Henne-Ochoa, R., & R. Bauman. Who is responsible for saving the language? Performing generation in the face of language shift. Journal of Linguistic Anthropology, 25(2), 128-149.
2009 Henne, R. Verbal artistry: A case for education. Anthropology and Education Quarterly, 40(4), 331-349.
2021 Henne-Ochoa, R. and Emma Elliott-Groves. Pathways forward for Indigenous language reclamation: Engaging Indigenous epistemology and learning by observing and pitching in to family and community endeavors. American Educational Research Association Virtual Annual Meeting. April 8-12.
2019 Acquiring Native languages through family and community endeavors. 76th Plains Anthropological Conference. Bloomington, IN, October 16-19.
2019 Indigenous language revitalization through immersion in everyday family and community endeavors: A rationale and description. Second International Conference on Revitalization of Indigenous and Minoritized Languages. Brasília, Brazil, October 1-4.
2018 Speaking of Indigenous language shift and revitalization: The discursive (re)construction of a language ideological assemblage in a Lakota community, built to scale. American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting. San Jose, CA, November 14-18.
2017 Decolonizing school-based language-culture revitalization: Reclaiming Indigenous ways of speaking in family and community endeavors. First International Conference on Revitalization of Indigenous and Minoritized Languages. Barcelona and Vic, Spain. April 19-21.