Department of Anthropology
Krystal Smalls is Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Linguistics (with affiliations in African American Studies and African Studies) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her work specifically concerns discourses and practices that constitute Blackness, anti-Blackness, and anti-anti-Blackness. Smalls’ work has been published in the Journal of Linguistic Anthropology, Transforming Anthropology, and Language and Communication. She is working on her first book on the semiotics of contemporary Black Diaspora in the lives of young Liberians and is conducting research with her cultural community, the Gullah/Geechee of the South Carolina lowcountry.
Jonathan Rosa is Associate Professor of Education, Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies, and, by courtesy, Anthropology and Linguistics, at Stanford University. He is author of Looking like a Language, Sounding like a Race: Raciolinguistic Ideologies and the Learning of Latinidad (2019, Oxford University Press) and co-editor of the volume Language and Social Justice in Practice (2019, Routledge). Rosa’s work has been published in scholarly journals such as the Harvard Educational Review, American Ethnologist, Journal of Linguistic Anthropology, and Language in Society, as well as featured in media outlets including The New York Times, The Nation, NPR, and Univision.