Back in March the TESOL 2023 International Convention & English Language Expo took place in Portland, Oregon. This 4 day expo took place from March 21-24, where PhD alumna Rachel Weissler gave the Thursday Keynote. 

Language, Power, and The Brain: Linguistics for Social Justice

Negative linguistic ideologies influence our perceptions of people. As linguists and psychologists become more attuned to talking about social justice, the need to discuss linguistic behaviors through a sociocognitive lens becomes crucial. Sociolinguistic and psychological methodologies help us investigate how people use their linguistic knowledge to make judgements about others.

For more information on TESOL 2023 visit their website here.