Michael Oshindoro will deliver a Brown Bag presentation titled "What Does 'Intelligent' Sound Like?"
Accent discrimination is a largely overlooked aspect of Otherness involving different layers of biases either in chit chats or in formal settings like the workplace. Oshindoro's presentation addresses some problems associated with this linguicism, asking: What tiny bits of our everyday interactions point to implicit biases? Why do some fantasize about certain accents but disdain others? How can teachers help students from different linguistic backgrounds feel welcome within the classroom and free to speak without doubts of belonging?