MLC Speaker Series – Brice Russ: “Communications, Policy and Outreach: Party in the LSA!”

It’s time for the third MLC Speaker Series event of the Spring semester! This week, we are joined by Brice Russ, Director of Communications at the Linguistic Society of America. Details below. Don’t miss it!

Date, time, location: Friday, March 20th, 11 am – 12:15 pm, Poulton Hall 230

Brice Russ, Director of Communications at the Linguistic Society of America

Communications, Policy, and Outreach: Party in the LSA

Abstract:

At the Linguistic Society of America, Brice Russ does everything from PR and public policy to social media and customer service. In his talk, Brice will share how he went from being a variationist sociolinguist to a communications director, what the LSA is doing for linguists beyond Language and the Annual Meeting, and what lessons from his own experience might be useful for linguists exploring future careers.

Bio:

Brice Russ is the Director of Communications for the Linguistic Society of America. Before joining the LSA in 2014, Brice served as the Public Relations Team Lead for Wolfram Research, creators of Mathematica and Wolfram|Alpha. He also volunteers as the Assistant Director for Yuri’s Night, the World Space Party. Brice received his M.A. in linguistics from The Ohio State University and his B.A. in linguistics (with a minor in English) from UNC-Chapel Hill.

About the MLC Speaker Series:

Speakers in the MLC series are linguists and practitioners in a broad range of industries, from academic research to market research and user experience design. The MLC events are focused on highlighting how practitioners apply linguistic training in their chosen fields, as well as on practical career development topics tailored to linguists.