Michael Bamberg is a professor of psychology at Clark University. He received a Staatsexamen in German, Politics and Education from the Universität Marburg, Germany in 1975, an MPhil in Linguistics from the University of York in 1978, and a PhD in Psychology from the University of California at Berkeley in 1985. He has been at Clark University since 1986.
Bamberg’s research is in the area of Discourse and Identity with an emphasis on how Narratives (particularly ‘Small Stories’) are employed as general sense-making and identity-building strategies. Methodologically, he approaches the study of identity microanalytically (microgenetically) as an emergent process that is deeply embedded in local and situated context. His research projects are in the area of adolescent and post-adolescent identity formation, particularly the emergence of professional identities.
His selected publications include:
Bamberg, M., De Fina, A., & Schiffrin, D. (2010). Discursive perspectives on identity construction. In S. Schwartz, K. Luyckx & V. Vignoles (Eds.), Handbook of identity theory and research. Berlin/New York: Springer Verlag.
Bamberg, M. (2009). Identity and narration. In P. Huehn, J. Pier, W. Schmid & J Schoenert (Eds.), Handbook of narratology. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter.
Bamberg, M., & Marchman, V. (2009). Small stories as a new perspective in narrative and identity analysis. Text & Talk, 28(3), 377-396.
Credits to Clark University
Published: 24 March 2014
Last update: 09 July 2018
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