Shinji Kawamitsu

Lecturer and Teaching Assistant in East Asian Languages & Literatures

Contact & Office Hours

Fall 2017
Tuesday & Thursday, 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
And by appointment.

Seelye Hall 402

413-585-3412

Biography

Shinji Kawamitsu is currently a doctoral student in the College of Education, University of Massachusetts Amherst. His research area includes genre theory, genre-based pedagogy, critical discourse analysis, imagined identities and investment. His recent publications include "Introducing genre into Japanese-as-a-Foreign-Language: Toward a genre-specific approach to elementary/intermediate writing" (2015) from L2 Journal and "'Policy borrowing' and compatibility: Critical discourse analysis on the CEFR, CEFR-J, and JF Standard" (in press) from Readings in Language Studies, Volume 5.

Kawamitsu is interested in teaching reading and writing (particularly elementary and intermediate Japanese) through a genre-based pedagogy perspective and making opportunities for language learners to negotiate with meaning-making practices.