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Posted on March 23rd, 2022 in Book, Book Chapter, Publication, Research by Aaron Dusso

Dr. Marilee Brooks-Gillies recently published the chapter “Embracing Difficult Conversations: Making Antiracist and Decolonial Writing Center Programming Visible,” in Linguistic Justice on Campus: Pedagogy and Advocacy for Multilingual Students published by Multilingual Matters


This book supports writing educators on college campuses to work towards linguistic equity and social justice for multilingual students. It demonstrates how recent advances in theories on language, literacy, and race can be translated into pedagogical and administrative practice in a variety of contexts within US higher educational institutions. The chapters are split across three thematic sections: translingual and anti-discriminatory pedagogy and practices; professional development and administrative work; and advocacy in the writing center. The book offers practice-based examples which aim to counter linguistic racism and promote language pluralism in and out of classrooms, including: teacher training, creating pedagogical spaces for multilingual students to negotiate language standards, and enacting anti-racist and translingual pedagogies across disciplines and in writing centers.

Marilee Brooks-Gillies is an Assistant Professor of English in the Department of English and Director of the University Writing Center, IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI