Panel on Language and Politics

Real Reason created the Panel on Language and Politics in 2011. Its purpose was to provide a forum for students, faculty, and other scholars of linguistics and cognitive science in the San Francisco Bay Area community to be part of our work to advance social justice efforts.

Through the Panel, participants helped create solutions to real-time conceptual problems and related communication challenges faced by Real Reason's partners. Panel scholars contributed to the identification and evaluation of the mental frameworks people use to understand contentious political issues like reproductive rights, the role of government, sexuality education, LGBT issues, and racial and socio-economic inequalities.

The Panel is currently on hiatus. For more information, please contact Erik Sahlin at