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Joan Clifford, Assistant Professor of the Practice and Director of Community-Based Language Initiative and Affiliate, Duke Global Health Institute of Duke Global Health Institute and Affiliate in Latino/a Studies of the Global South

Joan Clifford
Contact Info:
Office Location:  2122 Campus Dr., Room 206, Box 90269, Durham, NC 27708
Email Address: send me a message
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Teaching (Fall 2021):

    East Duke 204D, WF 03:30 PM-04:45 PM
    (also cross-listed as GLHLTH 326-1.01, LSGS 306-1.01)

Ph.D.University of Virginia1998
MA in Spanish American LiteratuareUniversity of North Carolina in Chapel Hill1992
M.A.University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill1992
B.A.Washington University in St. Louis1989


Service-learning • Machine Translation • SLA pedagogy • Twentieth Century Latin American Literature

Curriculum Vitae
Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  1. Clifford, J, Building critical consciousness through community-based language learning and global health, in Reimagining World Languages Education: Equity, Access, and Social Justice, edited by Wassell, B; Glynn, C (2021), Multilingual Matters
  2. Clifford, J; Malone, D; Emmerling, D; Anderson, A; Widney, E, An Exploratory Study of Student Perceptions of Service-Learning and Social Entrepreneurship, in Connecting Civic Engagement and Social Innovation Toward Higher Education's Democratic Promise, edited by Moore McBride, A; Mlyn, E (April, 2020), Stylus Publishing, LLC, ISBN 1945459239  [abs]
  3. Clifford, J; Emmerling, D; Malone, D; Hamilton, N; Widney, E, Seeing Community Engagement as We Are: Student Perceptions of Service-Learning and Social Entrepreneurship Education, International Journal of Research on Service Learning and Community Engagement, vol. 8 no. 1 (2020), International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement [doi]
  4. Clifford, J; Reisinger, DS, Community-Based Language Learning A Framework for Educators (November, 2018), pp. 208 pages, ISBN 1626166358  [abs]
  5. Clifford, J, Talking about service-learning: Product or process? Reciprocity or solidarity?, Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, vol. 21 no. 4 (January, 2017), pp. 7-20  [abs]
Selected Invited Talks

  1. Pre and Post Program Pedagogies for Worldview Literacy, February 2013, WISE Conference, Wake Forest University    
  2. Now what? Moving forward with connecting civic engagement to the curriculum, October 24, 2012, Duke University Service-Learning Program Workshop    
  3. Assessing Students for a Global Community, November 02, 2010, Duke University    
  4. “Technology Application for Self-assessment”, April 30, 2010, Center for Instructional Technology Showcase, Duke University    
  5. “iTalk and iListen in Spanish: Translating New Technologies into Language Learning”, April 27, 2007, Duke Instructional Technology Showcase 2006    
  6. “Spanish Service-Learning: ¿Qué? ¿Y qué? ¿Y ahora qué? (poster session), April 26, 2007, Duke Instructional Technology Showcase 2007    
Selected Conference Talks

  1. Machine Translation: The Elephant in the Room, November 18, 2012, American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages Convention, Philadelphia    
  2. The Impact of Self-Reflection in Oral Production, November 17, 2012, American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages Convention, Philadelphia    
  3. Engaging in Critical Thinking: Service and SLA, October 15, 2011, 45th Annual Conference of Foreign Language Association of North Carolina, Winston-Salem.    
  4. The Process of Writing in an Era of Machine Translation and ‘Cut and Paste’, July 06, 2011, 93rd Annual Conference of American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, Washington, DC    
  5. Working with the Latino Community: A Case Study at Duke University, March 04, 2011, Ninth Annual Gulf-South Summit on Service-learning and Civic Engagement Through Higher Education, Roanoke, VA    

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