linguistics and social justice

I’m interested in the relationship between linguistics and social justice. I think there is great scope for the study of language and a public better understanding of language to have an impact on a number of social justice issues.

For broader introductions to a number of related issues see the suggested readings below. In the meantime please consider taking part in our survey on African languages and linguistics

Survey on African languages and linguistics

We are conducting an online survey on experiences of African languages in higher education, with a focus on linguistics and language classes. We are keen to hear from students and teachers, as well as those who might be both! Please consider taking part and sharing with anyone you think might be interested. You do not need to be an expert in or student of African languages or linguistics to take part.

Survey link:

Research team:

Hannah Gibson, University of Essex, UK

Jacqueline Lück, Nelson Mandela University, South Africa

Savithry Namboodiripad, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA

Kristina Riedel, University of the Free State, South Africa

Anti-racist pedagogy

Anti-Racist Pedagogy: From Faculty’s Self-Reflection to Organizing within and beyond the Classroom by Kyoko Kishimoto

Beyond diversity: anti-racist pedagogy in British History departments by Meleisa Ono-George


Culturally Sustaining Pedagogies: Teaching and Learning for Justice in a Changing World – Django Paris and H. Samy Alim (editors)

culturally sustaining pedagogies

Building the Anti-Racist Classroom 

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