Department of Linguistics University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Header Navigation

Dr. Krystal A. Smalls

Assistant Professor of Linguistics
Assistant Professor of African American Studies

User Photo
CV: Download my C.V.


Journal Articles

  • Smalls, Krystal A. "'We Had Lighter Tongues': Making and Mediating Gullah/Geechee personhood in the South Carolina Lowcountry." Language & Communication 32.20 (2012):
  • "“Flipping the Script: (Re)constructing Personhood through Hip Hop Languaging in a U.S. High School." Working Papers in Educational Linguistics 25.2 (2010):

Book Contributions

  • "“Languages of Liberation: Making Black Lives Matter Through Digital Discourse”." Language and Social Justice: Case Studies on Communication and the Creation of Just Societies . Routledge, 2018.
  • Smalls, Krystal A. "The Proverbial Monkey on Our Backs: Exploring the Politics of Belonging among Transnational African High School Students in the US." US Education in a World of Migration. Ed. Jill Koyama and Mathangi Subramanian. Routledge, 2014.