Language, place, & borders panel at AAA 2012

This week at the 2012 Meetings of the American Anthropological Association, Marcia Farr and I presented coordinated papers, ‘Differering allegiances to home: Transnational bilingualism and biliteracy’. Our papers were part of a panel organized by OSU Linguistics student Shontael Wanjema, ‘Language, Place, and the (De)construction of Borders’. Elsie Rockwell was our discussant, and the panel also included a paper by T&L student Sidury Christiansen.

Video for speech language therapists on working with Somali families

Sirad Shirdon, one of my doctoral students, recently produced a narrated slideshow video for the 2012 American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA) conference on cultural considerations in working with Somali families. Check it out at and spread the word to any speech and language therapist you know.