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This past semester, Dr. Benjamin “Benji” Chang, Assistant Professor of Equity Education in the Teacher Education & Higher Education Department (TEHE), was elected Co-Editor for Critical Inquiry in Language Studies (CILS) Journal.

CILS is a multi-disciplinary peer-reviewed journal published by Taylor & Francis and is the official journal of the International Society of Language Studies (ISLS). CILS focuses on critical discourse and research on language studies, which overlaps fields of applied linguistics, language policy, modern languages and literatures, education, anthropology, sociology, history, political science, psychology, and cultural studies (including related fields such as law, media, and information technology).

Working with a vibrant Editorial Board of renowned scholars that span the globe (e.g., Alastair Pennycook, Allan Luke, Aneta Pavlenko, Angel Lin, Donaldo Macedo, Elana Shohamy, Guadalupe Valdés, James Cummins, Michael Apple, Teun A. van Dijk), CILS’s new team of Editors includes Dr. Chang and Saska Van Viegen (York University, Canada), Michelle Mingyue Gu (Education University of Hong Kong), and Sunny Lau (Bishop’s University, Canada).

On February 18, 2020 at 7:30PM EST, CILS Journal will host a webinar on YouTube Livestream and Zoom entitled, “A Conversation with CILS.” This webinar will kick-off the new stewardship of the journal, and feature a conversation with renowned scholar and CILS Board Member Professor Ryuko Kubota (University of British Columbia, Canada), who will discuss contributions of the journal to critical language studies. The Editorial Board will also share insights into publishing in CILS and new journal projects on the horizon.

The event is free and open to the public, and will be moderated by TEHE Ph.D. student Pratigya Christy Marhatta.