Jayson Parba, Ph.D.

Office: Spalding 453A
Telephone: (808) 728-9402
E-mail: jaysonpa@hawaii.edu

Jayson Parba holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Second Language Studies from the Department of Second Language Studies at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa. His primary focus in both research and teaching is social justice in education. He specializes in second and heritage language teaching of Filipino in the U.S. context, particularly in Hawai'i. His research interests include critical pedagogy, heritage language teaching, language policy, planning and practices, critical literacy in heritage language and ESL contexts, and teacher learner identities.

Jayson also has substantial experience acquired from teaching ESL and literature courses (e.g., Philippine Literature, English Literature, World Literature) at junior high school and university levels in the Philippines prior to joining the Department of Indo-Pacific Languages and Literature. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Secondary Education major in English and a Master of Arts in English from Xavier University-Ateneo de Cagayan in the Philippines. Some of his literary works were published in Dagmay: The Literary Journal of Davao Writers Guild and in Carayan Journal of Xavier University-Ateneo de Cagayan.

Jayson is multilingual; he speaks English, Filipino, and Cebuano -- his native language -- fluently.


Applied Linguistics

Parba, J. (w/ Cirocki, A., Kaday, K., & Caparaso, J.). (in press). Metacognitive reading strategies of Filipino ESL students: Use and instruction. Asian Journal of English Language Teaching (Hong Kong)

Parba, J & Crookes, G. (2019). A Filipino second language classroom: negotiating power realations and the role of English in a critical LOTE/world language classroom in Hawai'i. In M. Lopez-Gopar & W. Sughrua (Eds). International perspectives on critical pedagogies in ELT. Hampshire, UK: Palgrave Publishers Ltd.

Parba, J. (2018). Teachers' shifting language ideologies and teaching practices in MTB-MLE Philippine classrooms. Linguistics and Education,4, 27-35 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.linged.2018.07.005

Mendoza, A. & Parba, J (2018). Thwarted: Relinquishing educator beliefs to understand translanguaging from learners' point of view. International Journal of Multilingualism. https://doi.org/10.1080/14790718.2018.1441843

Haeusler, A., Leal, P., Parba, J., West, G., & Crookes, G (2018). "How did you become political?": Narratives of young political researchers in applied linguistics. Critical Inquiry in Language Studies: Special issue on politics of L2 research education. https://doi.org/10.1080/15427587.2018.145330

Literature (Fiction)

Parba, J. (2016). Danguyngoy sa Suba (Wails of the River). In J. Cruz, J. Bengan, D. Cimafranca, & D. Pagusara (Eds). The Best of Dagmay 2: An anthology of the best poems, short plays, and short stories in Dagmay from 2010 to 2012. Davao, Philippines: Ateneo de Davao University Publications Office and National Commission for Culture and the Arts.

Parba, J. (2018). Pinikas (Cut in Half). In Yandug, A (Ed) Carayan Journal. Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines: Xavier University English Department.


Language Ideologies and Discourses of Philippine ELT on Webpages for Japanese EFL Learners at the 2019 American Association for Applied Linguistics Conference, March 9-12, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Reframing the Filipino Language and Culture Curriculum through Critical Pedagogy (Panel Organizer and Presenter) at the 2018 Pamantasan Conference: #BeKindToAStudent, October 5, 2018, University of Hawaiʻi at Manoa

Translanguaging in a Multilingual Filipino Heritage Classroom: Language Practices as Teaching and Learning Resources at the 10th International Conference on Language Teacher Education on February 4-8, 2018, University of California Los Angeles

Translanguaging as the Norm in Philippine Classrooms: Pedagogical Implications for L2 Classrooms at the International Conference on Linguistics, Language Pedagogy, and Literature, June 28-30, 2016 University of Mindanao, Davao City, Philippines

Language ideologies and flexible multilingualism in Philippine classrooms at the 2016 Conference of American Association for Applied Linguistics, April 9-12, 2016, Orlando Florida, USA

"Kay mga Bisaya man Ta": Countering Linguistic Violence by Engaging Multilingual Filipino Teachers" at 114th American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, Nov. 18-22, 2015 at Colorado Convention Center, Colorado, USA

Filipino Program Assesment Project (co-presented with Dr Pia Arboleda): The 2015 Assesment for Curricular Improvement Poster Exhibit (organized by UHM Assesment Office, April 17, 2015, Campus Center Ballroom, UHM) http://manoa.hawaii.edu/assessment/workshops/poster2015/2015Filipino.pdf

"I wanted to fit in": A Young Filipino Immigrant's Sotory of Transitioning and Positioning in his New Communities, The 2015 Sociolinguistics of Globalization: (De)centering and (de)stabilization, June 3-6, 2015 University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

"'Nganong magbinisaya man?': Language Ideologies and the Mother Tounge in Philippine classrooms" Brown Bag Series, March 19, 2015, Department of Second Language Studies, UHM

Students' Perceptions towads Oral Corrective Feedback in Filipino Heritage Language Classrooms, 14th East-West Center International Graduate Students Conference, Feb 12-14, 2015 Imin Center, Honolulu, Hawai'i

Social Ills in the Short Stories of Filipino National Artist F. Sionil Jose during The 22ns International Conference on Literature: The Role of Literature in Enhancing the Nation and Humanity", November 7-9, 2012, Yogyakarta State University, Yogyakarta Indonesia

Foreign Language Teaching Assistant Summer Workshop: Teaching a Foreign Language in the US (participant), University of Texas at Austin Texas, USA (August 14-18, 2011)

Fellow for Fiction, 12th Iyas National Creative Writing Workshop, April 26-30, 2011, La Salle University in Bacolod City, Philippines

Fellow for Fiction, 17th Iligan National Writers Workshop, May 24-28, 2010, MSU-IIT, Iligan City, Philippines

Fellow for Fiction, 2nd Davao Writers WOrkshop 2010, May 3-7, 2010, Matina, Davao City, Philippines


Task-Based Language Teaching, Cagayan de Oro College-PHINMA, Philippines, July 14, 2017

Doing Qualitative Research in Education Seminar Workshop, Xavier University-Ateneo de Cagayan, Philippines, July 12, 2017

Understanding the Promises and Challenges of MTB-MLE - School of Education, Xavier University-Ateneo de Cagayan July 26, 2016 (also presented at the College of Education, PHINMA Cagayan de Oro College, Philippines, July 29, 2016)

(En)Countering the Challenges of Conceptual and Theoretical Framing in Writing for Publications - Graduate Studies, School of Education - Xavier University-Ateneo de Cagayan, Philippines on July 20, 2016 (also presented at Capitol University, July 11 and August 5, 2016 to faculty members and graduate students)

Using Authentic Materials in ESL Classrooms during the seminar on "Revamping American English Language Pedagogy" to meet ESL Learners Needs" - Central Mindanao University, Philippines, July 22, 2016

Retooling Scheme and Capacity Building on Research, Division of Camiguin - Department of Education, Camiguin, Philippines, August 1, 2015

Multilingualism from a Critial Perspective: Engaging Pre-service Teachers in Ideological Dialogues, College of Education, Capitol University, Philippines on July 15, 2015

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