This video excerpt showcases the stellar research of Dr. Charles Goodwin (1994) whose work illuminates how the conversations in the courtroom create an alternative reality for the jury that made “invisible” the 4 white officers who beat Mr. Rodney King in 1991, leading to their acquittal. In my teaching, I strive to show how a close examination of language is integral to the study of everyday life.

Instructor on Record for:

Culture and Communication
Ethnography of Everyday Speech
Gender and Language in Society
Language in Culture
Language and Identity
Community and Corporate Internship