Unpacking and Confronting Linguistic Racism

North Dakota Ethics Institute | Learning the Language of Diversity and Meaningful Inclusion Program

Idaho Humanities Council | Boise State Language, Race, and Ethnicity Speaker Series

“Linguistic Profiling: Voice-Based Discrimination and Inequities in the Housing Market” (please email me for video access)

Language and Race

Guest lecture for Dr. Samantha Litty of European University Flensburg | Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology

Kelly E. Wright and Rachel Elizabeth Weissler @ VLTx

Discussing our co-authored paper Craft, Wright, Weissler, and Queen (2020) "Language and Discrimination: Generating Meaning, Perceiving Identities, and Discriminating Outcomes" with hosts Katie Carmichael and Abby Walker at Virginia

Virginia Tech | 20 Oct. 2020

LSA Webinar: How to be a Linguist on Social Media

Linguistic Society of America | 16 Oct. 2020

Mini Lecture: How does a Bad Word become Bad?

For Dr. Rob Podesva at Stanford University | 06 Sept. 2020

Raciolinguistic Ideologies and Justice in the Writing Classroom

Presentation at Fordham University | Hosted by Annalise Wolf | 24 Sept. 2020

Linguistic Profiling: Passing for American Means Speaking Without and Accent

Inspirational Speaker Series | University of Kent

Linguistic Discrimination

A guest lecture for professor Nicholas Henricksen at the University of Michigan 


A guest lecture for professor Savithry Namboodiripad at the University of Michigan

Actors and Events: Racialized Semantic Intensity Over Time

A presentation at the third annual NARNiHS @ the KFLC Conference

Gender, Race, and Class

A guest lecture for professor Mary-Caitlyn Valentinsson at Appalachian State University (Email me for video access)

Qualifying Research Report

A presentation in partial fulfillment of advancement to Candidacy

Inclusivity Pressures

Text of speech and slides from presentation linked

Presented as part of Black Becoming, a panel at the Linguistic Society of America Annual Meeting 2020

Our Ears Are as Prejudiced as Our Eyes

A presentation on linguistic profiling for UMich Recruitment 2019

Measuring Change in Real and Apparent Time

A guest lecture for Dr. Ariana Bancu at Northeastern University

Lexical Racialization Examined Through Machine Learning

Presented as part of the Information Analysis and Retrieval Winter Seminar Series (2019)

Lexical Racialization Examined Through Machine Learning

A poster presented at the New Ways of Analyzing Variation conference in NYC, October 2019

Measuring Implicit Biases Through the Statistical Properties of Language 

A pecha kucha presentation for the Historical Sociolinguistics Network, July 2019

Linguistic Discrimination

A guest lecture for Dr. Israel Sanz-Sanchez at Westchester University

Mellon Fellowship in Publicly-Engaged Humanities

21 June 2019 Ann Arbor District Library


A Report from the North American Research Network in Historical Sociolinguistics

New Ways of Analyzing Variation 2018

Lexical Racialization Revealed through Machine Learning

Opportunity Hub Celebrate Workshop

A workshop on natural discrimination (categorical perception) and offensive discrimination in the workplace.

Chicago Linguistics Society 2018

You will find linked a poster and a presentation of this material.

Normed Speech Samples: 




Five Minute Linguist LSA 2018

Five Minute Linguist is a live, judged competition for scientists to communicate their research to a general audience. My portion starts right at 30 minutes, but I encourage watching the entire video!

Linguistic Society of America 2018

Eye Tracking for Change: Investigating Institutionalized Racism through the Semantic Enregisterment of Racialized Adjectives

National Council for Black Studies 2018

Covert Segregation: Dialect Discrimination in the Housing Market

The University of Michigan

Department of Linguistics

440 Lorch Hall 

611 Tappan Street 

Ann Arbor, MI 48109

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