Cherokee language scholar Dr. Sara Snyder Hopkins

Talk by Cherokee Language Scholar Dr. Sara Snyder Hopkins

Bishop Library Atrium

“Where will my soul find a resting place here on earth: Reading the Cherokee Singing Book (1846) as a Post-Removal Memoryscape of a Lost Homeland”

Cherokee language scholar Dr. Sara Snyder Hopkins, assistant professor and director of the Cherokee Language Program at Western Carolina University, presents a talk about how the translator of the Cherokee Singing Book (a Christian hymn book in the Cherokee language) encodes the placenames of the lost Cherokee homeland within the text.

Sara Snyder Hopkins holds a Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology from Columbia University in 2016 with additional specialization in linguistic anthropology. She is also director of the Cherokee Language Repertory Choir.

Presented by the Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging, in partnership with the Music Department.