This colloquium series, taking place on Mondays from 3-5PM, aims to give space to socially and theoretically important topics which are historically neglected within the fields of linguistics and language studies. Speakers will touch on topics including language and gender, language and race, signed language, language and ability, decolonizing linguistics, and social justice pedagogy. While a primary goal of this series is to generate ideas for GSIs and faculty to incorporate directly into their teaching and research, this talk series will be of interest to the general public and all are welcome!
Please fill out the registration questions. If you are interested in meeting with a presenter, please indicate this in the registration at least a week before the talk. If you are an undergraduate UC Berkeley student and are interested in meeting with a presenter--please contact SLUgS!
*Please note that talks may be limited to UC Berkeley students, depending on the discretion of the speaker. If this is the case and you are not a member of UC Berkeley, we will contact you as soon as we know.
All questions should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org . Thank you!
The talks are as follows:
Kirby Conrod (How to ask the gender question) - October 4
Robert Englebretson (Linguistics, blindness, and braille: Deconstructing sight-centric assumptions and promoting diversity in teaching and research) - October 11
Kelly Elizabeth Wright (Language & Race) - October 18
Julie Hochgesang (Signed Language) - November 8
Linda Tuhiwai Smith (Decolonizing Linguistics) - November 15
Anna Bax (Social Justice Pedagogy) - November 22
Organized by: Emily Remirez, Dakota Robinson, Raksit Lau-Preechathammarach, Phuong Khuu, Ernesto Gutiérrez Topete, and Julia Nee