AAAL 2022 Conference: Applied Linguistics in Times of Reckoning and Change
“Applied Linguistics in Times of Reckoning and Change”
Conference Chair: Lourdes Ortega, 1st VP
Pittsburgh, March 19-22, 2022
The American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL) is pleased to hold its 2022 annual conference in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, this coming March 19-22. The theme of the conference is “Applied Linguistics in Times of Reckoning and Change.” The conference chair is Professor Lourdes Ortega from Georgetown University. Lourdes is also currently serving as 1st VP within AAAL.
Of particular interest in the 2022 event is the new strand called “Antiracism, Decolonization, and Intersectionality for Systemic Transformation (ADIST).” The goal of this strand is to promote:
conceptual and empirical work to develop and implement a critical, transformative, and sustainable agenda, whose goal is to enact antiracism, decolonization, and intersectionality for systemic change in applied linguistics. The inquiry embraces Indigenous knowledge, antiracist and queer pedagogies, critical disability studies, justice-oriented activism, and re-imagined forms of research. It disrupts systemic racism, settler colonialism, Empire, anti-Blackness, anti-Asianness, antisemitism, Islamophobia, anti-LGBTQ freedom, economic disparities, and any number of repressive ideologies and practices observed within applied linguistics and across its transdisciplinary relationships and entanglements.
For more information on the 2022 AAAL conference, please go to https://www.aaal.org/events/2022-aaal-conference
- The “early bird” registration rate for AILA members is $220. This rate is available until January 2020.
- COVID concerns? Please, check out the following link for specifics (but be sure to keep an eye on the news regarding changing regulations): https://www.aaal.org/2022-covid-information-and-policies
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