MA Student, Anthropology
University of British Columbia
Robert Hanks is a linguistic anthropologist focusing on language education and Indigenous language revitalization. He is a MA student in the department of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia, and his current research (supervised by Dr. Mark Turin) examines the effects of institutionalized values and beliefs about language on teaching practices, assessments, and the development of curricula goals. In this way, Robert hopes to contribute work exploring how current language pedagogy may be innovated and adapted to better serve the needs and goals of students and their communities.