Cheryl Yin is a linguistic anthropologist with expertise in Cambodia and the Khmer language. She is currently a Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies at UC Berkeley. As the daughter of Cambodian refugees of Chinese descent, her research and teaching interests all relate to her personal background. Born in the ethnically diverse city of Long Beach, California; growing up in a multilingual household; and witnessing social inequality, Cheryl seeks to understand her own sense of identity as well as the circumstances that have impacted her community. Cheryl earned her PhD in linguistic anthropology from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.