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New professor at Stanford GSE joins team of researchers examining race and language in education

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New professor at Stanford GSE joins team of researchers examining race and language in education

Linguist Anne H. Charity Hudley will start in July 2021.

Stanford Graduate School of Education (GSE) will welcome Anne H. Charity Hudley as a new member of its faculty in July 2021. Charity Hudley's appointment is in collaboration with the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity at the School of Humanities and Sciences.

Charity Hudley’s appointment reflects a deliberate focus at the GSE to address educational inequities through research, teaching, and practice, and deliver solutions that improve learning for all. Charity Hudley will join a team of researchers in the GSE program on Race, Inequality, and Language in Education (RILE), which examines the major cultural, societal, and historical factors that influence educational attainment. 

“Anne presents a multicultural, multidisciplinary approach to linguistic and racial justice to address educational challenges,” said GSE Dean Dan Schwartz. “We’re thrilled she’s bringing her expertise and enthusiasm to the Stanford community,”

A linguist, Charity Hudley’s teaching and research focuses on language, literacy, and culture of African Americans. She’s a prolific writer, having authored multiple books and scholarly articles. Her latest book is The Indispensable Guide to Undergraduate Research: Success in and Beyond College. 

"Anne is one of the world’s leading scholars and thinkers about the role of African-American language in school and culture," said Bryan Brown, associate professor and director of the RILE program at GSE. "She will bring our RILE program a vital lens on language that helps us consider how language matters and how it changes in our modern society.”

Charity Hudley will also be affiliated with the African and African American Studies program and Linguistics Department at Stanford.

“We look forward to welcoming Anne as our senior colleague. Her brilliant scholarship on African-American Vernacular English and on interdisciplinary formations in higher education will transform work in the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity, African and African American Studies, the GSE, and the university as a whole,” said Jennifer Brody, a professor of theater and performance studies.

Charity Hudley is currently the North Hall Endowed Chair in the Linguistics of African America at the University of California, Santa Barbara. 

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