The Center for Race, Ethnicity, and Language is directed by H. Samy Alim, with John Rickford and Arnetha Ball. Learn more about CREAL events, workshops, and courses, and read about critical issues.
The Center for Race, Ethnicity, and Language (CREAL) was founded in 2010 to advance research and teaching on the relationships between language, race and ethnicity from a global, comparative perspective. CREAL draws on and encourages the work of an interdisciplinary and international group of scholars to theorize the nature of race and ethnicity within sociolinguistics, and to examine the linguistic construction of ethnoracial identities, the role of language in racial and ethnic relations, and the linguistic marginalization of racialized populations. Working across a diverse range of language and literacy contexts, CREAL seeks not only to advance research and disseminate information, but also to help resolve the often contentious educational and political problems at the intersection of race, ethnicity and language in the US and elsewhere.
CREAL is an affiliate of the Center for Comparative Studies in Race & Ethnicity (CCSRE) and the Stanford University School of Education.