- Fulbright Award (2007)
Frances Trix is a professor emerita of anthropology and professor emerita of linguistics in the College of Arts and Sciences at IU Bloomington. She received a B.A. in Near Eastern Languages and Literature in 1970, a M.A. in Near Eastern Languages and Literature in 1972, a M.A. in Linguistics in 1976, and a Ph.D. in Linguistics in 1988 all from the University of Michigan. Trix joined IU as a visiting associate professor of linguistics. In 2006, she was appointed as associate professor of anthropology and associate professor of linguistics earning the rank of full professorship by 2011. She also held the position of adjunct professor of central Eurasian studies. Trix retired from IU in 2015.
Trix’s research and expertise primarily centers on Balkans and Turkey. She has specialized in Muslim communities including Muslim immigrant communities in North America, Muslims in Kosovo and Macedonia, and Balkan Muslim immigrants in Turkey. She is also an expert on Sufi Islam. In 2007, Trix was awarded a Fulbright award to conduct research on Muslim refugees from the Balkans and their assimilation in Turkey at Sabanci University in Istanbul, Turkey. She also served as a fellow at the Wilson Center during the 2012-2013 academic year. Trix is fluent in French, Turkish, and Albanian as well as Arabic.