Julia Menard-Warwick

Julia Menard Portrait

Position Title

267 Kerr Hall


  • Ph.D., Education in Language, Literacy and Culture, UC Berkeley, 2004
  • M.A., Teaching English as a Second Language, University of Washington, 1987
  • B.A., Japanese (linguistics emphasis), University of Washington, 1986


Julia Menard-Warwick has taught applied linguistics classes to undergraduate and graduate students at UC Davis since completing her Ph.D. at the University of California Berkeley in 2004. For her dissertation, she conducted an ethnographic study at an adult English as a Second Language (ESL) program in the San Francisco Bay Area that primarily served Latina immigrants. This was published as Gendered Identities and Immigrant Language Learning by Multilingual Matters in 2009. Her 2013 book, English Language Teachers on the Discursive Faultlines, also published by Multilingual Matters, focused on cultural identities and language ideologies in California and Chile. In 2018 she published a third book, Bilingual Parent Participation in a Divided School Community, as part of the Critical Multilingualism series from Routledge Publishing. This was based on a two-year investigation of parent involvement at a bilingual elementary school where she has also volunteered. In 2022-2023, she was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Constantine I, Algeria.

Research Focus

Second Language Acquisition and Development translingual practice; identity development; pedagogy and classroom discourse; life history narratives; gender; language ideologies; study abroad


Menard-Warwick, J. (2022). Narratives of multilingual becoming: The co-construction of solidarity as a language ideology, Journal of Language, Identity & Education, DOI: 10.1080/15348458.2021.2008251

Menard-Warwick, J. (2022). Raciolinguistics and second language Spanish: Case study of an interracial couple. Applied Linguistics, 43(1), 45-64.

Menard-Warwick, J., Kehoe, S., & Palmer, D. (2021). The diverse experiences of heritage speakers at a Guatemalan language school: Linguistic agency in the contact zone. In R. Pozzi, T. Quan, & C. Escalante (Eds.), Heritage Speakers of Spanish and Study Abroad (pp 160-178). Routledge.

Quan, T. & Menard-Warwick, J. (2021). Translingual and transcultural reflection in study abroad: The case of a Vietnamese-American student in Guatemala. Modern Language Journal, 105(1), 355-370.
Best of MLJ Award for 2021.

Menard-Warwick, J., Bybee, E.R., Degollado, E.D., Jin, S., Kehoe, S., & Masters, K.A. (2019). Same language, different histories: Developing a “critical” English teacher identity. Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 18(6), 364-376.

Menard-Warwick, J. (2018). Bilingual parent participation in a divided school community. Critical Multilingualism series, Routledge Publishing.

Menard-Warwick, J. (2014). English language teachers on the discursive faultlines: Identities, ideologies, pedagogies. Bristol, UK: Multilingual Matters.

Menard-Warwick, J. (2009). Gendered identities and immigrant language learning. Clevedon, UK: Multilingual Matters (Critical Language and Literacy series).

Menard-Warwick, J. (2008). The cultural and intercultural identities of transnational English teachers: Two case studies from the Americas. TESOL Quarterly, 42(4), 617-640.

Menard-Warwick, J. (2008). “Because she made the beds. Every day.”: Social positioning, classroom discourse, and language learning. Applied Linguistics, 29(2), 267-289.


Linguistics 289: Pedagogical Applications of Second Language Acquisition Research.

In this graduate seminar, students discuss research on second language pedagogy, and conduct their own action research studies.

Linguistics 180: Second Language Learning and Teaching.

This course introduces psycholinguistic and sociolinguistic theories of second language learning and teaching. As a fieldwork requirement, students serve as second language tutors.

Linguistics 163: Language, Gender and Society

In this course, students analyze the construction and performance of gender through language, especially in multilingual settings, and conduct original research projects.

Linguistics 161: Global Sociolinguistics

This course provides an overview of sociolinguistic issues around the world, including language ideologies, language policies, and cross-cultural (im)politeness.

Communication/Linguistics 005: Global English for Communication

This general education course explores English as a global language and its uses in intercultural communication.


Award for Excellence in Service to Graduate Students, UC Davis Graduate Student Association, 2020

Mentoring at Critical Transitions, Wakeham Fellowship, University of California Davis, 2016-2017

Fulbright Lecturing/Research Award, Fulbright Commission of Chile, 2004-2006

Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award, University of California, Berkeley, 2002

Part-time Faculty Award of Excellence, Whatcom Community College, Bellingham, Washington, 1997