Dr. Anna Babel named Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Linguistic Anthropology

December 19, 2023

Dr. Anna Babel named Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Linguistic Anthropology

Anna Babel

CLAS Affiliate Faculty and Professor of Hispanic Linguistics in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Dr. Anna Babel has been named the next Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Linguistic Anthropology! Dr. Babel brings to the journal a wealth of editorial experience, including editing or co-editing two academic volumes and in the process of publishing a Thematic Issue with the Journal of Sociolinguistics. The Journal of Linguistic Anthropology is devoted to exploring and understanding the many ways in which language shapes, and is shaped by, various aspects of social life, from face-to-face interaction to global-level phenomena, and publishes on anthropological study of language and language-related issues—particularly ethnographic research concerned with the relationships among language, society, and culture.

When asked about her goals in this new role, Dr. Babel states, "One of my goals is to open to journal to more accessible formats, including tie-ins to blog posts, podcasts, and social media for use in the classroom and in the public sphere. In addition, we’re planning to experiment with alternatives to academic writing styles, including informal and nonstandard Englishes and code-switching in all of these media!  I’d also love to incorporate the voices of scholars and students who work outside the US, including Latin America." We're looking forward to seeing Dr. Babel's vision implemented!

Please join us in congratulating Anna on this achievement, and feel free to browse the journal through this link.