Workshop with April Baker-Bell

The Center for Excellence in Writing, in collaboration with Undergraduate Education and the Office of Inclusive Excellence is pleased to host Dr. April Baker-Bell for a workshop on antiracist practices in writing instruction and support.

The workshop will be Wednesday, November 17, 2021 from 11:00am  – 12:30pm and will be conducted over Zoom. RSVP HERE

linguistic justice.

Copies of Dr. Baker-Bell’s book Linguistic Justice: Black Language, Literacy, Identity, and Pedagogy are available in the Center for Excellence in Writing as well as in Academic and Professional Writing.  The book is also available in electronic format with unlimited access through UB Libraries.

Reading groups of the book will be hosted by the Center for Excellence in Writing on October 6th and 25th.  Email to get more information on these reading groups.  All UB students, faculty and staff are welcome to participate.  

Please join us as we put our commitment to antiracism into practice in the important area of language development. 

Dr. April Baker-Bell is a transdisciplinary teacher-researcher-activist and Associate Professor of Language, Literacy, and English Education in the Department of English and Department of African American and African Studies. A national leader in conversations on Black Language education, her research interrogates the intersections of Black language and literacies, anti-Black racism, and antiracist pedagogies, and is concerned with antiracist writing, critical media literacies, Black feminist-womanist storytelling, and self-preservation for Black women in academia, with an emphasis on early career Black women.

Baker-Bell’s book, Linguistic Justice: Black Language, Literacy, Identity, and Pedagogy, brings together theory, research, and practice to dismantle Anti-Black Linguistic Racism (a term Baker-Bell coined) and white linguistic supremacy.

Dr. April Baker-Bell.