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Michael Bamberg (1947- ) is coeditor of the journal Narrative Inquiry through which he supports and encourages theorizing and research into narrative from differing perspectives. In addition, he is the series editor of Studies in Narrative consisting of a series of books at the cutting edge of narrative research. Michael Bamberg has been an important figure in the promotion of a series of different genres of applied linguistic, narrative and identity research. From his dissertation work on the acquisition of narratives by young children (Bamberg, 1987), through positioning theory (Bamberg, 1997a, 2003) and analysis of narratives (Bamberg, 2011b, 2012), to identity construction in talk-in-interaction (Bamberg & Georgakopoulou, 2008; Bamberg, 2011b, 2011c; Bamberg, De Fina, & Schiffrin, 2011), he has contributed varied strands to applied linguistics and identity theory (De Fina, Schiffrin, & Bamberg, 2006; Bamberg, De Fina, & Schiffrin, 2007, 2011; Bamberg, 2011a).Read More…

 

Michael Bamberg has been instrumental at Clark to build up undergraduate and graduate training in Qualitative Research and has been heavily involved in the establishment of the newly formed section of Division 5 of the American Psychological Association, the Society for Qualitative Inquiry in Psychology. He is nationally and internationally known for teaching workshops on Qualitative Methods and Narrative Analysis, and currently holds an appointment as Yunshan Chair Professor at the Guangdong University of Foreign Studies (from Feb 2013 till 2016).

 

Recent Awards:

  • Recipient of the 2013 TED SARBIN AWARD FOR DISTINGUISHED THEORETICAL AND PHILOSOPHICAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO PSYCHOLOGY – awarded by the American Psychological Association
  • Keynote Presentation at 13th International Pragmatics Conference, New Delhi, September 2013
  • Keynote Presentation at the 5th Biannual National Conference on Foreign Language Teacher Education and Development, Guangzhou, December 2013
  • Editorial Board of the new APA-journal: Qualitative Psychology