Sonja Lanehart

Professor of Linguistics and Teaching, Learning & Sociocultural Studies (TLS)

Communication Building, Room 316B

About Sonja Lanehart

Sonja Lanehart is Professor of Linguistics in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences and Teaching, Learning, and Sociocultural Studies in the College of Education at the University of Arizona. Her scholarship focuses on sociolinguistics and language variation; language and education in African American communities; language and identity; and African American education from Black Feminist, Intersectionality, and Critical Race Theory perspectives. She is particularly interested in pushing the boundaries of research in sociolinguistics and language variation to be more diverse, inclusive, and intersectional (e.g., race/ethnicity, gender, sexuality, gender identity, region, SES, and religion). She is a staunch advocate for mentoring and sponsoring emerging Scholars of Color, anti-racism, social justice, equity, and inclusion.