UC Santa Barbara Linguistics Sneak Peek Pre-Registration (Oct. 6-9, 2020)
This year, the Department of Linguistics at the University of California, Santa Barbara, will be offering a special virtual version of its annual Sneak Peek event. Santa Barbara Sneak Peek is intended to create a pathway into UCSB’s graduate program for excellent potential graduate applicants from underrepresented groups. Santa Barbara Sneak Peek events will be held beginning on October 6th.

The University of California recognizes the variety of personal experiences, values and worldviews that arise from differences of culture and circumstance. Such diversity in the UC student body is integral to the University's achievement of excellence. Santa Barbara Sneak Peek is aimed at graduate students who bring an understanding of the experiences of groups historically underrepresented in higher education, including but not limited to those who have been minoritized on the basis of race/ethnicity, gender identity, disability, and/or socioeconomic background. We encourage participation from individuals who meet the eligibility criteria and represent cultural, linguistic, geographic, and socioeconomic backgrounds not adequately represented in the graduate student population.

Participants in Santa Barbara Sneak Peek will:

- Learn about academic and research opportunities in linguistics at UCSB
- Hear from faculty and graduate students about their current research projects
- Hear from current linguistics graduate students about the graduate program, the university, and the community of Santa Barbara
- Learn how to create a strong graduate school application

Please register below. Registration is open until full; advance registration by Monday, Oct. 5 is preferred.
Sneak Peek Event Line-Up:
10/6, 10-11:30am (PDT) Workshop on Applying to UCSB Linguistics
Hosted by Prof. Lal Zimman, Director of Graduate Studies
This workshop will cover crafting successful application materials for graduate programs in linguistics and the structure and admissions process for the graduate linguistics program at UCSB. It will focus on applicants from underrepresented communities, including students of color, first generation students, students with disabilities, LGBTQIA+ students, and others marginalized within academia.
10/7, 3:30-5pm (PDT) UCSB Linguistics Faculty Panel
Hosted by Prof. Mary Bucholtz, Department Chair
Department faculty speak about their current research, teaching, lab groups and collaborations, community work, and other projects. Attendees will also have the opportunity to ask questions of individual faculty members (general questions about the graduate program should be directed to the Director of Graduate Studies, Lal Zimman, or brought to the workshop on October 5th).
10/8, 3:30-4:20pm (PDT) UCSB Linguistics Graduate Student Lightning Talks
Hosted by Prof. Lina Hou, Equity, Inclusion and Diversity Advocate
Current graduate students from a variety of subfields will showcase their research in a series of five-minute lightning talks. Speakers to be announced.
Date & time TBA: UCSB Linguistics Graduate Student Panel
Hosted by current UCSB Linguistics Graduate Students
Current graduate students from underrepresented communities will speak candidly about their experiences in the program.
This event is for students (and other prospective applicants) only.
Please complete the following questions to pre-register for Sneak Peek:
Name (including surname):
Pronouns (e.g. she/her, he/him, they/them):
Email address:
What is your current school? Or, if not currently enrolled, from what institution did you receive your BA (and, if applicable, MA)?
What is your current academic status?
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What is your major and, if applicable, minor?
What is the highest degree you are interested in?
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Please describe in 1-2 sentences why it is important to you to participate in Santa Barbara Sneak Peek.
Please provide the name, title, college/university, and official email address of a faculty member who can recommend you for Sneak Peek. Note: We may contact your recommender to verify your affiliation, but letters of recommendation are optional. *
Are you a US citizen, permanent resident, or do you have DACA and/or AB-540 status?
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What is your racial or ethnic identity?
What is your gender identity?
Are you a first generation college student?
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Do you identify yourself as disabled?
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Where are you currently located?
Please indicate here any accessibility needs you may have for the Sneak Peek event, as well as anything else you'd like us to know.
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