Guest speaker on Thursday is linguistic anthropologist

Assistant Professor Leslie Moore of Ohio State University is the guest speaker at 5 p.m. Thursday (April 19) in the Union’s Christie Theatre. Her visit is sponsored by the Psychology and Human Development, the Psi Chi honorary and the academic unit in anthropology. Moore’s topic has local currency: “Reflexive Research, Outreach, and Engagement with Children and Families of the Somali Diaspora.” Moore’s research explores how culture shapes language and literacy development in communities whose members use multiple languages and participate in multiple schooling traditions.  She has published extensively on her ethnographic work with two communities in Cameroon, and she is currently working with a Somali community in Ohio.