133: Contextualizing Higher Ed Models and Academia’s Hidden Curriculum with Jamaal Muwwakkil
This week our special guest is Jamaal Muwwakkil (he/him) who discusses the topic of contextualizing higher ed models and academia’s hidden curriculum.
Jamaal Muwwakkil is a sociocultural linguist and educator from Compton, California. Jamaal is currently a PhD candidate in the department of Linguistics at the University of California, Santa Barbara and his dissertation investigates language socialization of Black students within an elite public higher education model.
In this episode we discuss:
– Jamaal’s nontraditional academic path attending several community colleges before transferring to UCLA
– What motivated him to major in Linguistics and pursue an academic career
– The major differences between the California community college, California State University, and the University of California system as well as how those differences impact your career trajectory
– Why relationship building is so important and strategies for how to network as an introvert
You can connect with Jamaal by following him on Twitter @wordsbyjamaal or by going to wordsbyjamaal.com.
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