Welcome to our website about language and social justice. This site is constructed from the work of GSU students enrolled in an upper division and MA-level anthropology course, “Language and Social Justice,” taught by Dr. Steven Black.

Here, we employ a praxis approach to the topic of language and social justice. We draw inspiration from Dr. Kathryn Kozaitis’ definition of praxis as “partnered, ethnographic, community-based, ethically sound research; inquiry- and field-based instruction; and participatory citizenship within the university” (2013, p. 134). For this project, we focus especially on inquiry-based instruction.

Use the menu above to learn more about our definitions of the concept of equity, as well as our discussion of how language and social justice perspectives can be applied to the topics of race, gender, health, and environment. Use the links on the right to view blog posts analyzing examples related to each topic.