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Book Discussion: Looking Like a Language, Sounding Like a Race by Jonathan Rosa

January 28, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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How are Latinxs racialized through Language? Stanford professor Jonathan Rosa will be discussing his new book Looking Like a Language, Sounding Like a Race: Raciolinguistic Ideologies and the Learning of Latinidad. Drawing on ethnographic research conducted in a predominantly Latinx Chicago public high school and its surrounding communities, this presentation approaches Latinidad as a crucial site from which to understand the creation of racial, linguistic, and national borders, as well as to reimagine worlds beyond these borders. Co-sponsored by NYU’s Anthropology Department.

Jonathan Rosa, PhD, is Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Linguistics at Stanford. As a sociocultural and linguistic anthropologist, Jonathan Rosa’s research theorizes the co-naturalization of language and race as a key feature of modern governance. Specifically, he analyzes the interplay between youth socialization, raciolinguistic formations, and structural inequity in urban contexts.

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