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Ron DARVIN

Assistant Professor
B.S., M.A. (Ateneo), M.Ed., Ph.D. (University of British Columbia)

Tel 3943 7020
Email ron.darvin@cuhk.edu.hk
Office Fung King Hey 325

Administrative Post:
Digital Technology Coordinator; Language Coordinator

Research Interests
Digital literacies, digital repertoires, online genres, second language acquisition (SLA), translanguaging, unequal Englishes, identity, investment, social class, critical literacy.
 
Selected Publications
Journal Articles
2019
Darvin, R. (2019). Youth, technology, and the hidden curriculum of the 21st century. Youth and Globalization, 1(2), 210-229.
2019
Darvin, R. (2019). La clase social y las alfabetizaciones digitales desiguales de la juventud (L. Salandro, Trans.). Revista de Educación, 16, 29-53.
2019
Darvin, R. (2019). Creativity and criticality: Reimagining narratives through translanguaging and transmediation. Applied Linguistics Review (ahead-of-print), 1-26.
2018
Darvin, R. (2018). Social class, and the acquisition of unequal digital literacies. Language and Literacy, 20(3), 26-45.
2017
Darvin, R. (2017). Social class and the inequality of English speakers in a globalized world. Journal of English as a Lingua Franca, 6(2), 287-311.
2016
Darvin, R. & Norton, B. (2016). Investment and language learning in the 21st century. Langage et Société, 157(3), 19-38.
2015
Darvin, R. (2015). Representing the margins: Multimodal performance as a tool for critical reflection and pedagogy. TESOL Quarterly, 49(3), 590-600.
2015
Darvin, R. & Norton, B. (2015). Identity and a model of investment in applied linguistics. Annual Review of Applied Linguistics 35, 36-56.
2014
Darvin, R. & Norton, B. (2014). Social class, investment, and migrant language learners. Journal of Language, Identity, and Education 13(2), 111-117.
2014
Darvin, R. & Norton, B. (2014). Transnational identity and migrant language learners: The promise of digital storytelling. Education Matters 2(1), 55-66.
Book Chapters
2019
Darvin, R. (2019). L2 motivation and investment. In M. Lamb, K. Csizer, A. Henry, & S. Ryan (eds.). The Palgrave Handbook of Motivation for Language Learning, (p. 245-264). Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan.
2019
Darvin, R., & Norton, B. (2019). Identity. In J. Schwieter, & A. Benati (eds.) The Cambridge Handbook of Language Learning. Cambridge University Press.
2018
Darvin, R. (2018). Identity research in applied linguistics. In P. De Costa, A. Phakiti, L. Plonsky & S. Starfield (eds.) The Palgrave handbook of applied linguistics research methodology (p. 777-792). London: Palgrave Macmillan.
2018
Darvin, R. (2018). Digital literacy, language learning, and educational policy in British Columbia. In J. Crandall & K. Bailey (eds.). Global perspectives on educational language policies (pp. 181-191). New York: Routledge.
2018
Darvin, R. & Norton, B. (2018). Identity, investment, and TESOL. In S. Nero (ed.), TESOL Encyclopedia of English Language Teaching, (p. 1-7). John Wiley & Sons.
2017
Darvin, R. (2017). Language, power, and critical digital literacy. In. S. Thorne & S. May (eds.) Language Education and Technology, Encyclopedia of Language and Education, vol. 9 (p 17-30). Switzerland: Springer.
2017
Darvin, R. & Norton, B. (2017). Investing in new literacies for a cosmopolitan future. In R. Zaidi, & J. Rowsell, (Eds.) Literacy lives in transcultural times (p. 89-101). Oxon: Routledge.
2016
Darvin, R. (2016). Language and identity in the digital age. In S. Preece (ed.), Routledge Handbook of Language and Identity (p. 523-540). Oxon: Routledge.
Editorial Posts (Journal Guest Editor)
2019
Lin, A., Lo, Y., & Darvin, R. (Guest Eds.) (forthcoming). Content and language integrated learning (CLIL): Critical perspectives [Special issue]. English Teaching & Learning.
2018
Rogers, T., Smythe, S., Darvin, R., & Anderson, J. (Guest Eds.) (2018). Equity and digital literacies [Special issue]. Language and Literacy, 20(3).
Creative Work
2016
Darvin, R. (2016). Waiting (play). In M. Uychoco (ed.) 21st century literature from the Philippines and beyond (pp. 41-47). Manila: Rex.
Video
2016
Darvin, R. (2016). Social class and unequal digital literacies. Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (Canada) Top 25 Storytellers https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQ6jrWPhkHw
Media Engagement
2018
Thompson, K. (2018, September 25). "Digital natives" don’t all speak the same language. The Source. Retrieved from http://thelasource.com/en/2018/09/24/digital-natives-dont-all-speak-the-same-language/
2017
Ball, D. (2017, April 3). Fighting fake news: a UBC expert’s tips in the battle against deception. Metro News Vancouver.
2017
Sherlock, T. (2017, January 20). Digital literacy doesn’t come naturally, even to the young: UBC researcher. Vancouver Sun. Retrieved from http://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/digital-literacy-doesnt-come-naturally-even-to-the-young-ubc-researcher
2017
Bernard, R., & Streit, J. (2017, January 13). Researcher says digital literacy education for kids more important than ever. News 1130. Retrieved from http://www.news1130.com/2017/01/13/researcher-says-digital-literacy-education-kids-important-ever/

Research Grants and Awards
2020
American Association of Applied Linguistics (AAAL) Dissertation Award
2017
Emerging Scholar Award, American Educational Research Association (AERA) Language and Social Processes SIG
2016
TESOL Award for Distinguished Research (co-recipient)
2016
The International Research Foundation (TIRF) for English Language Education Grant (USD4,000). UBC Public Scholar Award (CAD6,500). Title: Digital identities, educational inequities.
2014
Vanier Canada (CAD150,000). Title: Digital identities, educational inequities: Investigating social class and new literacies of migrant Filipino youth in the knowledge economy