Jonathan Rosa

Associate Professor of Education
Associate Professor, by courtesy, of Comparative Literature
Associate Professor, by courtesy, of Anthropology
Associate Professor, by courtesy, of Linguistics

Jonathan Rosa is Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Education, Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity, and, by courtesy, Departments of Anthropology, Linguistics, and Comparative Literature at Stanford University. He also currently serves as Director of Stanford’s Program in Chicanx-Latinx Studies and President of the Association of Latina/o and Latinx Anthropologists of the American Anthropological Association.

Professor Rosa’s research examines the co-naturalization of language and race as a key feature of modern governance. Specifically, he tracks colonially structured interrelations among racial marginalization, linguistic stigmatization, and institutional inequity. Rosa is author of the book, Looking like a Language, Sounding like a Race: Raciolinguistic Ideologies and the Learning of Latinidad (2019, Oxford University Press), winner of the 2021 American Association for Applied Linguistics First Book Award and 2020 Association of American Publishers PROSE Award for Language and Linguistics. He is also co-editor of the volume, Language and Social Justice in Practice (2019, Routledge).

Rosa’s research has been supported by grants and fellowships awarded by organizations including the National Science Foundation, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, and Ford Foundation. His work has appeared in scholarly journals such as the Harvard Educational Review, American Anthropologist, American Ethnologist, and Language in Society, as well as media outlets such as The Nation, NPR, The New York Times, and Univision. Rosa obtained his M.A. and Ph.D. from the Department of Anthropology at the University of Chicago, and his B.A. in Linguistics and Educational Studies from Swarthmore College.



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