Spring 2020 Fulbright in Poznan; for (Summer/Fall 2020) still seeking sabbatical ‘home‘  

Michael Bamberg was editor of the journal Narrative Inquiry through which he supported and encouraged theorizing and research into narrative from differing perspectives for over 20 years. In addition, he was 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 psychology, applied linguistics and identity theory (De Fina, Schiffrin, & Bamberg, 2006; Bamberg, De Fina, & Schiffrin, 2007, 2011; Bamberg, 2011a). Read More…

In addition, he 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, finished his appointment as Yunshan Chair Professor at the Guangdong University of Foreign Studies (from Feb 2013 till 2016), and since October 2015, he worked with like-minded colleagues as part of the APA Task Force to establish Qualitative Reporting Standards for Research in Psychology (to be included 2018 as part of the APA Publication Manual). Starting this Fall semester (August 2018), he moved into the role of Associate Dean of the College & Director of the Center for Enhancement of Teaching & Learning

Recent Awards:
-2020 – Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Humanities and Social Sciences at the Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan
-2015 – Clark University Admissions “Hero Award
-2015 – Lee Gurel/John E. Bell Faculty Mentor Award in Psychology
-2013 – 2016 – Yunshan Chair Professorship, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, Guangzhou, China
-2013 – Keynote, International Pragmatics Conference, New Delhi
-2013 – Keynote, Biannual National Conference on Foreign Language Teacher Education and Development, Guangzhou

Vimeo + YouTube Presentations on Narrative, Identity, and Narrative Research -The National Academies: Understanding Narratives for National Security Purposes; Panel  1 (DC, Jan 2018) -The National Academies: Understanding Narratives for National Security Purposes; Panel  4  (DC, Jan 2018) -Thirteen short talks on the topic of INNOVATIVE LEARNING (on YouTube) -Commentary on WHO AM I – Narration and its Contribution to Self and Identity (on YouTube)