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Jonathan Rosa

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Jonathan Rosa

Assistant Professor

jdrosa@stanford.edu

Assistant: John Baker

Biography

As a sociocultural and linguistic anthropologist, Jonathan Rosa's research theorizes the co-naturalization of language and race as a key feature of modern governance. Specifically, he analyzes the interplay between youth socialization, raciolinguistic formations, and structural inequity in urban contexts. Dr. Rosa collaborates with local communities to track these phenomena and develop tools for understanding and eradicating the forms of disparity to which they correspond. This community-based approach to research, teaching, and service reflects a vision of scholarship as a platform for imagining and enacting more just societies. Dr. Rosa's research has been published in scholarly journals such as Harvard Educational Review, American Ethnologist, American Anthropologist, Language in Society, and the Journal of Linguistic Anthropology. In addition to his formal scholarly research, Dr. Rosa is an ongoing participant in public intellectual projects focused on race, education, language, (im)migration, and U.S. Latinxs, and his work has been featured in media outlets such as MSNBC, NPR, CNN, and Univision.

Other Titles

Assistant Professor of Education and, by courtesy, of Linguistics and of Anthropology
Assistant Professor (By courtesy), Linguistics
Assistant Professor (By courtesy), Anthropology

Program Affiliations

Race, Inequality, and Language in Education (RILE)
SHIPS (PhD): Anthropology of Education
SHIPS (PhD): Educational Linguistics
SHIPS (PhD): Social Sciences in Education
(MA) STEP

Research Interests

Diversity and Identity | Immigrants and Immigration | Literacy and Language | Sociology | Teachers and Teaching

See a full list of GSE Faculty research interests >

Recent Publications

Rosa, J. (2019). Looking like a language, sounding like a race: Raciolinguistic ideologies and the learning of Latinidad. Oxford University Press, USA.

Avineri, N., Graham, L. R., Johnson, E. J., Riner, R. C., & Rosa, J. (2018). Language and Social Justice in Practice. Routledge.

Rosa, J., & Flores, N. (2017). Unsettling race and language: Toward a raciolinguistic perspective. LANGUAGE IN SOCIETY, 46(5), 621–47.

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