WIES Lecture Featuring Nelson Flores

December 6, 2017, 12:30 - 1:30 pm

Wisconsin Idea Room (159) Education Building, 1000 Bascom Mall

Nelson Flores

Assistant Professor, Educational Linguistics Division, Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania

Nelson Flores

Dr. Flores's research seeks to denaturalize the raciolinguistic ideologies that inform current conceptualizations of language education. This entails both historical analysis of the origins of current raciolinguistic ideologies and how current education policies and practices reproduce them. His current work in this area theorizes academic language as a raciolinguistic ideology. Dr. Flores’s primary objective in this work is to illustrate the ways in which the concept of academic language marginalizes language-minoritized students and to develop alternative conceptualizations of language that resist this marginalization.