Christine Mallinson

Professor, LLC and Director of the Center for Social Science Scholarship

“The overarching theme central to my work is my commitment to applying interdisciplinary knowledge about language and society to address social inequalities, advance cultural and linguistic justice and inclusion, and broaden access and participation, especially in education.

One of my current projects, “Linguistic Production, Perception, and Identity in the Career Mobility of Black Faculty in Linguistics and the Language Sciences,” is funded by the National Science Foundation’s Build & Broaden 2.0 program. In a community-based participatory approach, we have convened a research network of junior and mid-career Black faculty in linguistics and related fields from MSIs and PWIs. We are studying how Black faculty in these fields linguistically navigate their professional experiences and how language discrimination plays a role in the systemic underrepresentation of Black scholars in academia. The insights from this project will be used to broaden participation in linguistics and related fields.

Through this project, we are advancing knowledge about linguistic inclusion, as well as advancing linguistic inclusion within the discipline and in linguistic scholarship itself. This work directly aligns with my two forthcoming co-edited volumes, Inclusion in Linguistics and Decolonizing Linguistics (Oxford University Press), which features a chapter about our Build & Broaden project. I am proud that my scholarship contributes to transforming how educators and scholars at every level can take action for linguistic and racial justice and equity.”

Dr. Mallinson with her co-author
February 2022 Meeting with Build & Broaden Research Network.