February 20, 2017
Language and Literacy Education (LLED) PhD candidate Ron Darvin has been awarded the 2017 American Educational Research Association (AERA) Language and Social Processes SIG Emerging Scholar Award, which seeks to support outstanding scholarship among doctoral students and recent graduates. The selection committee requires candidates to submit texts that focus on language and social processes in education.
Darvin submitted “Language and Identity in the Digital Age” from the 2016 book edited by Sian Preece, The Routledge Handbook of Language and Identity. The chapter discusses how digital affordances have transformed linguistic patterns, semiotic modes, and translingual practices, while providing new spaces for identity construction. By examining these shifts, the chapter points out the issues and opportunities for language learning. In relation to his research, Darvin is interested in how social class informs unequal digital literacies. His research focuses on recently immigrated Filipino high school students, the differences of their personal devices, home settings, mentors and social networks, and how these differences can shape diverse digital mindsets and practices.
More information on Darvin’s research can be found here: https://www.grad.ubc.ca/campus-community/meet-our-students/darvin-ron.