“I had a foot out the door for years – and it was still a total re-evaluation of my life'”
After getting her Ph.D. in Linguistics from Berkeley, Suzanne Wertheim held faculty positions at Northwestern, University of Maryland, and UCLA. In 2011, she left the university system in order to apply her expertise to real-world problems. Suzanne has done fieldwork with speakers as diverse as Tatar nationalists in the former Soviet Union, Native Americans in central California, comedians in Los Angeles, and female engineers of San Francisco and Silicon Valley. She now runs Worthwhile Research & Consulting, which specializes in analyzing and addressing bias at work. Her book, The Field Guide to Inclusive Language, is an essential resource for anyone interested in inclusive language. It’s out now!
– inclusive language
– endangered languages
– grieving academia
– language bias