Plenary Speakers & Invited Colloquia

AAAL 2022

Plenary Speaker and Invited Colloquia Information

We have created an exciting program for the 2022 conference, reflecting the wide range of research interests in applied linguistics. Check out the plenary speakers and invited colloquia below: 

Plenary Speakers

Uju Anya, Carnegie Mellon University
Critical race pedagogy for more effective and inclusive world language teaching

Rodrigo Borba, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Animating other wor(l)ds: Trans*formations of language and social justice

Keiko Koda, Carnegie Mellon University
Explaining second language reading development: Linguistic constraints on crosslinguistic interactions

Tiffany S. Lee, University of New Mexico
Pedagogies of k’é (kinship) and activism for ensuring Indigenous futures and wellbeing

Glenn Martinez, The University of Texas at San Antonio
Pandemia, public health, and applied linguistics: Reflections on language and Latino health in and beyond los tiempos del COVID

Hossein Nassaji, University of Victoria, Canada
Current advances in instructed SLA: Issues and challenges

Invited Colloquia

We have 5 invited colloquia confirmed, stay tuned for more soon!

Interpreting scholars and applied linguists joining forces and crossing boundaries

Convened by Claudia Angelelli

Epistemic justice and languaging: A critique of hegemonic thinking, essentialisms and labelling language

Convened by Sangeeta Bagga-Gupta

Social, racial, and economic justice in applied linguistics and beyond: What is to be done?

Convened by Christian W. Chun

Writing for publication globally: Evaluation regimes, knowledges, professional practices

Convened by Mary Jane Curry & Theresa Lillis

Bringing underrepresented populations into focus in SLA: Challenges, opportunities, and lessons learned

Convened by Aline Godfroid & Sible Andringa


We have 1 preconference workshop confirmed, stay tuned for more soon!


Using 3D virtual reality to promote critical language and cultural global competence: A one-day workshop on research, teaching, and design

Conducted by Sébastien Dubreil & Stephan Caspar at the Askwith Kenner Global Languages and Cultures Room on the Carnegie Mellon campus (Friday March 18, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm)