FLRT speaker to demystify IRB process

FLRT’s first invited speaker event of the year features Sarah Hersch from OSU’s Office of Responsible Research Practice (ORRP). She will talk about the IRB application process and share some helpful tips followed by a Q/A session. The event will be held on Zoom on October 29th, 5-6PM and Zoom link will be sent to all members in the upcoming days. If you are not already a member of FLRT and would like to join, email FLRT President Emre Basok at basok.2@osu.edu

FLRT event: Building a Versatile Professional Profile

This event features PhD candidates who have built strong professional profiles in various areas (e.g., teaching, research, and leadership). Nicole King (T&L), Tamara Roose (T&L), and Budimka Uskokovic (Germanic) will share their experiences and resources and will also participate in a Q&A session. For more information and the Zoom link, check out the FLRT versatile profile panel flyer.

FLRT panel on career paths post-graduation

FLRT has organized a panel ‘Exploring Career Paths Post-graduation’. This event will provide FLRT members with the chance to hear from three newly graduated Ohio State alumni who have successfully found a job related to language research and teaching post-graduation. The alumni will virtually share their job search process and will also participate in a live Q&A session. Friday, 16 October 2020, 9-10 am (EST). Please see the attached flyer

QualLAB ethics in qualitative research panel

Today’s QUAL-Lab was a panel discussion of ethics in qualitative research. I was joined by Ann Allen (Educational Studies) and Weidong Li (Human Sciences). Bakari Lumumba (Educational Studies) hosted the event, which was part of a series of lunches that offer information about an important qualitative topic such as anti-racist research designs, ethics in ethnographic research, how to obtain grants with a qualitative design, and more. You can register for future QualLab events, including the Unapologetic Educational Research: Addressing Anti-Blackness, Racism and White Supremacy series at https://u.osu.edu/quallab/events/.

Summer Linguistic Institute for Youth Scholars 2020

The 2020 Summer Linguistic Institute for Youth Scholars 2020 adapted to COVID19 by becoming Virtual SLIYS 2020. SLIYS is a weeklong summer language program for high school and pre-college students organized by the Department of Linguistics. Participants explore how language works on many levels in order to develop greater linguistic awareness and the ability to think critically about language. This summer 4 sections of SLIYS were offered, two of SLIYS 1 and two of SLIYS 2. Along with colleagues from other subfields of linguistics, I was a guest speaker.

OSU webinar on pronouns and why they matter

OSU’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion has created a webinar, ‘Pronouns: What They Are and Why They Matter‘. The webinar addresses the increasing frequency in people sharing their pronouns in introductions and/or email signatures and explains what it means and why people are doing this. This pre-recorded webinar was created and presented by diversity educators Lena Tenney of the Kirwan Institute and Leo Taylor of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.

New grant for public outreach at COSI in Spanish

Anna Babel (Spanish & Portuguese), Kathryn Campbell-Kibler (Linguistics), Laura Wagner (Psychology) and I have been awarded a Global Arts + Humanities Discovery Theme Community Engagement Grant ($58,000). We have 3 project goals for ¡Aquí se habla español!: Public Outreach at COSI in Spanish: (1) develop a set of language science activities that both feature the Spanish language as their subject matter and also can be conducted in Spanish, (2) integrate these activities into the public outreach efforts of the Language Sciences Research Lab at COSI, and (3) create the infrastructure to ensure that the activities continue to be used past the end of the project.

FLRT event: Job Search revisited

FLRT is hosting ‘Revisit: Job Search, Job Interview, Job Talk in Applied & Sociocultural Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, SLA, (Foreign/Second/Bi-/Multilingual) Language Research, Teaching, & Education’. Four of the speakers are recent OSU graduates who have secured tenure-track positions: Dr. Stacey Alex (Spanish & Portuguese), Dr. Laurene Glimois (French & Italian), Dr. Tabitha Kidwell (Teaching & Learning, University of Maryland), and Dr. Celia Martínez-Sáez (Spanish & Portuguese). Dr. Carmen Taleghani-Nikazm (Germanic Languages & Literatures) and I will add our insights as seasoned professors and search committee members.