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Charity Hudley on Black Linguistic and Cultural Reparations

February 2 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

An Educational Model for Black Linguistic and Cultural Reparations

Anne Charity Hudley, Stanford University

Abstract: This current time of pandemics and protests is a visceral and constant reminder that the racial and economic legacies of slavery were not only unresolved but continue to determine the course of our daily lives. Few universities have attempted to address these past and present injustices through direct and explicit reparations. Charity Hudley expands on Labov (1972) and Rickford (1987) to reformulate the principle of debt incurred and the unequal partnership between linguistics and the African American speech community into a model for linguistic reparations. More >

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About the speaker: Dr. Anne H. Charity Hudley (she/her/hers) is Associate Dean of Educational Affairs and Professor of Education at Stanford University. She is Professor of African American Studies and Linguistics by courtesy. Her research and publications address the relationship between language variation and educational practices and policies from preschool through graduate school. She has a particular emphasis on creating high-impact practices for underrepresented students in higher education. Charity Hudley is the co-author of four books, most recently The Indispensable Guide to Undergraduate Research and Talking College: Making Spaces for Black Language Practices in Higher Education. Charity Hudley is a fellow of the Linguistic Society of America and the American Association of the Advancement of Science. Her contributions to the study of language and education have been recognized with the Public Engagement Award from the Society of Linguistic Anthropology, the Linguistics, Language and the Public Award from the Linguistic Society of America, as well as a best paper in Language award.


Sponsors: UW-Madison Language Institute, with the Doctoral Program in Second Language Acquisition, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, and Language Sciences. Funding is from the Anonymous Fund.


Contact: Jana Martin


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February 2
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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