Anne Curzan is a linguist. Currently, she is a professor at the University of Michigan and a member of the American Heritage Dictionary Usage Panel
Curzan co-hosts of Michigan Public Radio's "That's What They Say." She writes for The Chronicle of Higher Education's language blog, "Lingua Franca."
Curzan has taught courses at the Universities of Michigan and of Washington, in English, the history of English, language and gender, and the politics of language authority. Her research focuses on the history of English. She has written several books, including textbooks and general interest books, on the English language.
Curzan received her B.A. in linguistics from Yale University, and her M.A. and Ph.D. in English Language and Literature from the University of Michigan.