Announcement from the Linguistic Society of America on Friday the 8th (right before a 3-day weekend holiday in the US, which is why this has only come to me this morning):

The LSA is delighted to announce that Kirby Conrod has been selected as the inaugural winner of the Arnold Zwicky Award. This award is intended to recognize the contributions of LGBTQ+ scholars in linguistics, and is named for Arnold Zwicky, the first out LGBTQ+ President of the LSA, who was elected in 1992. Dr. Conrod is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Linguistics at Swarthmore College.

Kirby Conrod, LSAZ1

The announcement continues:

The award will be presented to Dr. Conrod at a special ceremony during the LSA’s 2022 Annual Meeting, to be held on Saturday, January 8 at the Hilton Washington.

The award citation below was prepared by the Zwicky nominating committee:

For their contributions to linguistic research and pedagogy on the changing use of pronouns; for fostering inclusivity and belongingness within and beyond the LSA for people whose pronouns have changed or are novel; and for their far-reaching public educational efforts about gender diversity, pronouns, and inclusive LGBTQ+ language practices.

(Although I’m entertained by the idea of another LSA first — Eponym Greets Awardee! — I’m long past traveling anywhere, so that’s not going to happen.)

By the way, I had no contact with the selection committee while they were deliberating.

One Response to “LSAZ1”

  1. Ellen Kaisse Says:

    Yay, Kirby. PhD. University of Washington and recent colleague, University of Washington. Great choice, committee!!

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