Join us for a talk and discussion with author H. Samy Alim.
H. SAMY ALIM is the David O. Sears presidential endowed chair in the social sciences and professor of anthropology and African American studies at UCLA, and the Founding Director of the Center for Race, Ethnicity, and Language (CREAL). His most recent books include Culturally Sustaining Pedagogies: Teaching and Learning for Justice in a Changing World (Teachers College Press, 2017, with Django Paris) and Raciolinguistics: How Language Shapes Our Ideas about Race (Oxford, 2016). He is also author of Articulate While Black: Barack Obama, Language, and Race in the U.S. (Oxford, 2012, with Geneva Smitherman). He has written extensively about Black Language and Hip Hop Culture in his books, Street Conscious Rap (1999), You Know My Steez (2004), Roc the Mic Right (2006), Tha Global Cipha (2006), Talkin Black Talk (2007), and Global Linguistic Flows (2009).