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Exploring the Intersections of Race, Language, Disability, and Citizenship in Global Contexts: A DisCrit Approach

Sat, April 18, 12:25 to 1:55pm, Virtual Room

Session Type: Symposium


This symposium highlights how DisCrit (Annamma, Connor, and Ferri, 2013) and raciolinguistic ideologies (Flores & Rosa, 2015) can be used in tandem to understand the co-constitution of racism and ableism through, with, and in language. The papers in this symposium use these frameworks to explore a range of issues and contexts related to race, disability, language, immigration, and citizenship, including a) inclusive education as reifying white supremacy; b) bilingual special education in a transnational Latinx community in the U.S.; c) Kenyan immigrant mothers’ experiences with heritage language maintenance; and d) refugee and migrant children’s linguistic performances in Italy and the U.S. While these contexts and social actors vary, these papers emphasize how these social categories and structures are intertwined.

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