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Julia Menard-Warwick


  • 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. She is currently working on three interconnected research projects: life history interviews with US-based individuals who have learned languages other than English and used them for work or volunteering; a two-year investigation of parent involvement at a bilingual elementary school where she also volunteers; an ethnography of a study abroad program in Guatemala for prospective teachers.  Before beginning doctoral studies, she taught ESL for 10 years at a community college in Washington state, and for one year at a university in Nicaragua.

Research Focus

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

Selected Publications

Menard-Warwick, J., Mori, M., Reznik, A., & Moglen, D. (2016). Values in the ELT classroom. In G. Hall (Ed.) The Routledge handbook of English language teaching (pp. 556-569). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

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

Menard-Warwick, J., Heredia-Herrera, A., & Soares Palmer, D. (2013). Local and global identities in an EFL internet chat exchange. Modern Language Journal, 97(4), 965-980.

Menard-Warwick, J., & Palmer, D. K. (2012). Bilingual development in study-abroad journal narratives: Three case studies from a short-term program in Mexico.  Multilingua, 31,381-412.

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

Menard-Warwick, J. (2009). Co-constructing representations of culture in ESL and EFL classrooms: Discursive faultlines in Chile and California. Modern Language Journal, 93(1), 30-45.

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.

Menard-Warwick, J. (2005). Both a fiction and an existential fact: Theorizing identity in second language acquisition and literacy studies. Linguistics and Education, 16, 253-274.

Menard-Warwick, J. (2005). Transgression narratives, dialogic voicing and cultural change. Journal of Sociolinguistics 9(4), 534-557.


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.

Communication/Linguistics 005: Global English for Communication

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


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