Hope in a Time of Crisis


  • Mie Hiramoto National University of Singapore
  • Rodrigo Borba Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
  • Kira Hall University of Colorado Boulder








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How to Cite

Hiramoto, M., Borba, R., & Hall, K. (2020). Hope in a Time of Crisis. Gender and Language, 14(4), 347-357. https://doi.org/10.1558/genl.42609