Skip to Main Content

On April 22, 2018 the LLC Program suffered a tragic loss when our director, Dr. Cedric Herring, passed away suddenly.

Our Program has been buoyed by the outpouring of love and support towards Dr. Herring’s family and our program, and on May 21st a moving memorial was held to honor Dr. Herring’s life and legacy. Plans are now underway on two initiatives to advance his scholarship in diversity, inclusiveness, and equity. We look forward to sharing these with you soon.

Before this occurred, Dr. Herring and the other Program faculty voted on a new director to begin in Academic Year 2018-19. Dr. Kimberly Moffitt will begin her term in January. In the meantime, Dr. Beverly Bickel serves as Acting Director.

 **********************************

Founded in 1998, this interdisciplinary doctoral program investigates the concepts and processes of Language, Literacy, and Culture in relationship to social, cultural, linguistic, historical, technological, and ideological formations.

In their research and teaching, our faculty members represent interdisciplinary areas of research across the humanities, social sciences, and education. The alliances made with other academic departments at UMBC have made of our program an ideal incubator of knowledge and interdisciplinary inquiry. The participating departments in our program are:

Africana Studies

American Studies

Education

English

Gender and Women’s Studies

History

Media and Communication Studies

Modern Languages, Linguistics, and Intercultural Communication

Sociology, Anthropology, and Health Administration and Policy