Dr. Parsons Dick, Brown ’19 Publish Column in ‘Anthropology News’

By RetterJ | September 10, 2019

International Studies major Melanie Brown ’19 and Associate Professor of Historical and Political Studies Dr. Hillary Parsons Dick published “Speak American,” a column based on Brown’s senior thesis, in Anthropology News on Aug.16.

The column explores American news coverage of racializing discourse and language-policing events:

There are many processes that contribute to the racialization of Latinx Spanish speakers. Prime among these are the discursive and other semiotic practices that work to construct Spanish and its speakers as beyond the pale of ‘America.’” 

Anthropology News is the member magazine of the American Anthropological Association, the world’s largest scholarly and professional organization of anthropologists.