Dave Malinowski, postdoctoral scholar, Berkeley Language Center
Dave Malinowski is a postdoctoral scholar with the Berkeley Language Center, where he conducts research on new media and technology in foreign- and second-language education.
His current projects include an investigation into the changing nature of “foreignness” in an Internet-mediated telecollaboration between learners of French at UC Berkeley and tutors at the Université Lumière Lyon 2, and the development of resources for language classes to support ethnographically-oriented, engaged learning utilizing the multilingual city as text. Both projects aim to articulate the importance of “being there” in contemporary learning environments that are increasingly characterized by digital mediation, disembodiment, and the trans-local movements of people, material, and symbols.
Malinowski holds a PhD in Language and Literacy, Society and Culture from Berkeley’s Graduate School of Education, and has published in the fields of applied sociolinguistics and new literacy studies. He has teaching and translation experience in Japanese and Korean, and is an administrator and frequent contributor to the Berkeley Language Center-sponsored blog, "Found in Translation."