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Michael Bamberg

Michael Bamberg, Ph.D.

Professor
Department of Psychology
Clark University
Worcester, MA 01610-1477

Phone: 508.793.7135
Email: mbamberg@clarku.edu

Curriculum Vitae
Professional Website


Dr. Bamberg received a Staatsexamen in German, Politics and Education from the Universität Marburg, Germany in 1975, an M.Phil. in Linguistics from the University of York, England in 1978, and a Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of California at Berkeley in 1985. He has been at Clark since 1986.

Current Research and Teaching

Dr. 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.

Selected Publications

Levitt, H., Bamberg, M., Creswell, J.W., Frost, D.M., Josselson, R., & Suarez-Orozco, C. (in press). Journal Article Reporting Standards for Qualitative Research in Psychology: The APA Publications and Communications Board Task Force Report. American Psychologist.

Bamberg, M. (in press). Storytelling. In M. Bornstein (Ed.), The SAGE encyclopedia of lifespan human development. London, Delhi, New York: Sage Publications.

Bamberg, M. (2016). Language, interaction, and culture. In H. Miller (Ed.), The SAGE encyclopedia of theory in Psychology (pp. 497-470). London, Delhi, New York: Sage Publications.

Bamberg, M. (2016).Narrative In: K.B. Jensen & T.T. Craig (Eds.), The International encyclopedia of communication theory and philosophy (pp. 1287-1295).Oxford, UK, Malden, MA: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (DOI: 10.1002/9781118766804.wbiect175)

Bamberg, M. (2016).  Narrative Inquiry. In: K.B. Jensen & T.T. Craig (Eds.), The International encyclopedia of communication theory and philosophy (pp. 1295-1303).Oxford, UK, Malden, MA: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (DOI: 10.1002/9781118766804.wbiect239)

Bamberg, M., & Demuth, C. (2016). Narrative inquiry: An interview with Michael Bamberg. Europe’s Journal of Psychology 12:1, 14-28. doi:10.5964/ejop.v12i1.1128 – – http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4873065/

Thirteen short lectures on the topic of INNOVATIVE LEARNING (available on YouTube)

Bamberg, M. (2015). Who Am I?   Narration and its contribution to self and identity. In: Gough, B. (Ed.)(2014). Qualitative research in psychology. Volume III: Methodologies 1 – From experiential to constructionist approaches (pp. 233-256). Los Angeles, London, New Delhi: Sage Publications. – (with a 20-minutes commentary available on YouTube)) (reprinted from Bamberg, 2011a, Who am I? Narration and its contribution to self and identity. Theory & Psychology, 21(1), 3-24. (commented by Eli Schachter and Mark Freeman)(+ my response = Bamberg 2011b)

Bamberg, M. (2012) Why narrative? Narrative Inquiry, 22(1), 202-210.

Bamberg, M. (2012). Narrative analysis. In H. Cooper, P. M. Camic, D. L. Long, A. T. Panter, D. Rindskopf, & K. Sher (Eds.), APA handbook of research methods in psychology (Vol. 2; pp. 85–102). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/13620-006