- Contact Us
Gavin Lamb is an MA candidate in the Second Language Studies Department, teaching Writing in the ELI. He grew up on the Oregon coast and during his junior year of high school he lived in the South of France for one year as an exchange student. After graduating from high school he moved to the southern Brazilian coastal state of Santa Catarina for one year to teach English and French and learn Portuguese (and some capoeira too!). He then moved to Hawaii and during his time as an undergraduate at UH he spent one year in Kobe, Japan studying Japanese. He received his B.A. from the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa in Japanese with minors in History and French and after graduation he participated in the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) program, teaching English at several elementary and junior high schools on the remote and isolated island of Tsushima, Nagasaki, Japan for one year. He now enjoys being back in Hawaii and studying about his life’s passion, second language acquisition.
Gavin’s research interests include the sociolinguistics of literacy and identity as it relates to Hawai‘i‘s multilingual situation, Ethnomethodology and Critical Discourse Analysis.
In his free time he loves to surf, BBQ with friends, wander around Oahu and the other Hawaiian islands, and (try to) play acoustic guitar.