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. I am currently involved in the following projects exploring linguistics and social justice. See also below for a selected number of readings and resources on this topic broadly construed.
African Linguistics after #RhodesMustFall
Along with colleagues Jacqueline Lück (Nelson Mandela University), Savithry Namboodiripad (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor) and Kristina Riedel) University of the Free State) we conducted an online survey examining experiences of African languages in higher education, with a focus on linguistics and language classes. The survey was completed by both students and staff. We presented preliminary analysis of the results of this at AILA World Congress and the conference of the International Association of Colonial and Postcolonial Linguistics.
Race and social justice sub-commitee of the Lingustics Association of Great Britain
See below for a number of readings and resources on this topic broadly construed.
READING AND RESOURCES
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)