Kathe Managan is an assistant professor of anthropology at Louisiana State University. Her research includes two main interrelated strands. One strand focuses on how individuals on the island of Guadeloupe draw on the different social and cultural values of their language varieties in interaction to enact various aspects of their identity. The other strand utilizes the analytical concept of the community of practice to examine voluntary organizations in both Guadeloupe and New Orleans from an African diasporic perspective and explores how these organizations may serve as sites of resistance to individuals in subordinate groups. She is currently studying language and social stereotypes in Guadeloupean Kréyòl language comedy.