Associate Professor [Communication], Future University Hakodate

Faculty of Systems Information Science, Center for Meta-Learning
116-4 Kameda-Nakano, Hakodate, Hokkaido, 041-0803, Japan
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RESEARCH THEMES
  • Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition
  • Communication Psychology and Communication Science
  • Discourse Analysis and Educational Philosophy
  • Ethnography and Narrative
  • Institutional Discourse and Workplace Cultures
  • Media Communication and Popular Cultures
  • National Identities and the Politics of the Nation
  • Native Speaker Concept and Ideologies in Language
  • Quantitative Research Methodologies
  • Social Psychology in Intergroup Dynamics
  • Sociolinguistics and Language-in-Context

TRUISM
RECOMMENDED READING

Synopsis: "Rare, but desperately needed today, are those of strong character. Men and women whose integrity cannot be bought off---who will stand by their principles, no matter what. Where are those who refuse to go along to get along? Where are those who will not sell themselves out for any price? Where are those who will forcefully speak out in the face of injustice---who will raise their voices against those who prey on the weak and give free reign to the worst in human selfishness? Sadly, we do live in what the author calls a culture of cowardly silence. When faced with wrong-doing with issues that demand moral action far too many stand mute and apathetic. Not for Sale is an urgent call to meet the crisis of character. It is a thoughtful yet impassioned appeal to rediscover the strength and power of integrity and principle. This volume is a call to daily self-examination and action. It highlights the consequences of the cowardly silence all too often displayed by some otherwise good and well-meaning people. Contending that silence, neutrality, or indifference in times of crisis is a criminal act, if not a betrayal of faith, this book makes an urgent plea against choosing to do nothing in the face of wrong-doing".

RESEARCH AWARDS
  • 2014-2018. [$25,600 USD]. The Representational Parameters of the Native Speaker in Japanese Higher Education  [日本の高等教育における「ネイティブスピーカー」の概念の規定要因]. Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Kakenhi Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (No: 26770193). Principal Investigator.
  • 2012-2015. [$38,000 USD]. Native-Speakerism and Beyond: Constructing the Vision of the Post-Native-Speakerist Language Teacher [「ネイティブスピーカー」信仰を超えて]. Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Kakenhi Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (No: 24520627). Co-Investigator.
  • 2010-2012. [$4,365 USD]. Exploring Stakeholder Contributions to the Internationalization of Japanese Higher Education. Research Institute of Language Studies and Language Education, Kanda University of International Studies, Japan. Co-Investigator.
  • 2009-2011. [$4,799 USD]. Implicating the Role of Japanese National Identification: National Vitality, Community Appeal and Attitudes Toward English Language Learning in Context. Research Institute of Language Studies and Language Education, Kanda University of International Studies, Japan. Principal Investigator.
BOOKS


BOOK CHAPTERS
  • Ross, A.S. and Rivers, D.J. (forthcoming). Internet Memes as Polyvocal Political Participation. In D. Schill and J.A. Hendricks (Eds.), The Presidency and Social Media: Discourse, Disruption, and Digital Democracy in the 2016 Presidential Election. New York: Routledge.
  • Rivers, D.J. and Sherlock, Z. (forthcoming). Duoethnographic Divergence and Convergence in Intercultural Positioning, Privilege and Perspective. In P. Stanley and G. Vass (Eds.), Autoethnography Across Cultures. New York: Routledge.
  • Rivers, D.J. (2017). Speakerhood Status: The Construction and Consequence of Divisive Discourse. In B. Yazan and N. Rudolph (Eds.), Teacher Identities, Privilege and Marginalization in English Language Teaching: Beyond Essentialization and Idealization. Dordrecht: Springer
  • Rivers, D.J. and Ross, A.S. (2017). Hip-Hop as Critical Conscience: Framing Dissatisfaction and Dissent. In A.S. Ross and D.J. Rivers (Eds.), The Sociolinguistics of Hip-Hop as Critical Conscience: Dissatisfaction and Dissent. Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Rivers, D.J. (2017). Where is the Love? White Nationalist Discourse on Hip-Hop. In A.S. Ross and D.J. Rivers (Eds.), The Sociolinguistics of Hip-Hop as Critical Conscience: Dissatisfaction and Dissent. Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Rivers, D.J. (2017). Native-Speakerism and the Betrayal of the Native Speaker Teaching Professional. In. D.J. Rivers and K. Zotzmann (Eds.), Isms in Language Education: Oppression, Intersectionality and Emancipation. Berlin: Mouton De Gruyter.
  • Zotzmann, K. and Rivers, D.J. (2017). Bringing the Isms into Focus. In. D.J. Rivers and K. Zotzmann (Eds.), Isms in Language Education: Oppression, Intersectionality and Emancipation. Berlin: Mouton De Gruyter.
  • Rivers, D.J. (2016). Employment Advertisements and Native-Speakerism in Japanese Higher Education. In F. Copland, S. Garton and S. Mann (Eds.), LETs and NESTs: Voices, Views and Vignettes (pp. 79-100). London: British Council.
  • Rivers, D.J. (2015). Cultural Essentialism and Foreigner-as-Criminal Discourse. In F. Dervin and R. Machart (Eds.), Cultural Essentialism in Intercultural Relations (pp. 15-41). Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan. Review
  • Rivers, D.J. (2015). The Self-Other Positioning of International Students in the Japanese University English Language Classroom. In A.H. Fabricius and B. Preisler (Eds.), Transcultural Interaction and Linguistic Diversity in Higher Education: The Student Experience (pp. 188-214). Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Rivers, D.J. (2015). The Authorities of Autonomy and English-Only: Serving Whose Interests? In D.J. Rivers (Ed.), Resistance to the Known: Counter-Conduct in Language Education (pp. 94-118). Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Rivers, D.J. (2015). Introduction: Conceptualizing the Known and the Relational Dynamics of Power and Resistance. In D.J. Rivers (Ed.), Resistance to the Known: Counter-Conduct in Language Education (pp. 1-20). Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Rivers, D.J. (2013). Implications for Identity: Inhabiting the Native-Speaker English Teacher Location in the Japanese Sociocultural Context. In D.J. Rivers and S.A. Houghton (Eds.), Social Identities and Multiple Selves in Foreign Language Education (pp. 33-55). London and New York: Bloomsbury.
  • Rivers, D.J. and Houghton, S.A. (2013). Identities in Foreign Language Education. In D.J. Rivers and S.A. Houghton (Eds.), Social Identities and Multiple Selves in Foreign Language Education (pp. 1-12). London and New York: Bloomsbury.
  • Rivers, D.J. and Ross, A.S. (2013). Uncovering Stereotypes: Intersections of Race and English Native-Speakerhood. In S.A. Houghton, Y. Furumura, M. Lebedko and L. Song (Eds.), Critical Cultural Awareness: Managing Stereotypes through Intercultural (Language) Education (pp. 42-61). Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
  • Rivers, D.J. (2013). Institutionalized Native-Speakerism: Voices of Dissent and Acts of Resistance. In S.A. Houghton and D.J. Rivers (Eds.), Native-Speakerism in Japan: Intergroup Dynamics in Foreign Language Education (pp. 75-91). Bristol: Multilingual Matters.
  • Houghton, S.A. and Rivers, D.J. (2013). Redefining Native-Speakerism. In S.A. Houghton and D.J. Rivers (Eds.), Native-Speakerism in Japan: Intergroup Dynamics in Foreign Language Education (pp. 1-14). Bristol: Multilingual Matters.
  • Rivers, D.J. (2011). The Internationalization of Japanese Higher Education Institutions: Implications for 2012 and Beyond. In C. Ward (Ed.), Language Education: An Essential for a Global Economy: Anthology Series 52 (pp. 237-257). Singapore: SEAMEO Regional Language Centre.
JOURNAL ARTICLES
CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS
  • Rivers, D.J. (2016, December). The Omnipresent Other: National Identity in English Language Learning. Paper presented at the Seventh Centre for Language Studies International Conference (CLaSIC), National University of Singapore, Singapore.
  • Rivers, D.J. (2016, August). Intergroup Encounters in English Language Learning: Modeling the Impact of National Identification. Paper presented at the Psychology of Language Learning 2 (PLL2) International Conference, The University of Jyvaskyla, Jyvaskyla, Finland.
  • Rivers, D.J. (2016, August). Native-Speakerism and the Construction of Ideological Opposition to the Native-Speaker English Teacher. Paper presented at the Twenty-Sixth European Second Language Association (EUROSLA) International Conference, The University of Jyvaskyla, Jyvaskyla, Finland.
  • Rivers, D.J. (2016, July). White Nationalist Discourse on Hip-Hop: A Sociolinguistic Analysis of Otherness Construction. Paper presented at the Third ISA Forum on Sociology, The University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria.
  • Rivers, D.J. (2015, December). Student Storytellers: Hip-Hop Pedagogy and the Reconfiguration of English as Communication. Paper presented at the International Conference on the Development of English Across the Curriculum (EAC2015), The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong.
  • Ross, A.S. and Rivers, D.J. (2015, December). Shared Territory: Making Room for Emotion and Cognition in Applied Linguistics. Paper presented at the fourth combined conference of the Applied Linguistics Association of Australia (ALAA), the Applied Linguistics Association of New Zealand (ALANZ) and the Association for Language Testing and Assessment of Australia and New Zealand (ALTAANZ), The University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia.
  • Rivers, D.J. and Ross, A.S. (2015, December). Should we Listen to Students who Demand Native-Speaker Teachers? Paper presented at the fourth combined conference of the Applied Linguistics Association of Australia (ALAA), the Applied Linguistics Association of New Zealand (ALANZ) and the Association for Language Testing and Assessment of Australia and New Zealand (ALTAANZ), The University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia.
  • Rivers, D.J., Rajagopalan, K. and Liang, S. (2015, June). Beyond Bifurcation: Language Speakers as Complex Individuals. Panel session presented at the Sociolinguistics of Globalization: (De)centering and (De)standardization International Conference, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.
  • Ross, A.S. and Rivers, D.J. (2015, June). Australian Hip-Hop: Maintaining Voice and Representing Place. Paper presented at the Sociolinguistics of Globalization: (De)centering and (De)standardization International Conference, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.
  • Rivers, D.J. (2015, June). The Validity of Victimhood in Native and Non-Native Discourse. Paper presented at the Sociolinguistics of Globalization: (De)centering and (De)standardization International Conference, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.
  • Rivers, D.J. (2015, March). Discursive Representations of the Native Speaker as Qualification for Employment. Roundtable paper presented at the American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL) 2015 Conference, Fairmont Royal York, Toronto, Canada.
  • Rivers, D.J. (2015, March). Speakerhood Status, Institutional Discourse and Voices from the Inside: An Exploration of the Native-Speaker Criterion and Native-Speakerism in Japanese Higher Education. Invited plenary talk presented at The Center for English as a Lingua Franca Forum: Language Teaching in the Asian Context, Tamagawa University, Tokyo, Japan.
  • Rivers, D.J. (2014, December). The Discourse of Desire and sought after Skills in Language Teacher Recruitment. Paper presented at the Sixth Centre for Language Studies International Conference (CLaSIC), National University of Singapore, Singapore.
  • Rivers, D.J. (2014, September). Trainee Teacher Narratives: Native-Speakerism in the Japanese Context. Paper presented at the Second International Symposium on Native-Speakerism, Saga University, Saga, Japan.
  • Houghton, S.A., Rivers, D.J., Hashimoto, K. and Kirkpatrick, A. (2014, August). Native-Speakerism and Beyond: Constructing the Vision of the Post-Native-Speakerist Language Teacher. Panel session presented at the AILA World Congress 2014, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Brisbane, Australia.
  • Rivers, D.J. (2014, August). Narrative Explorations of the Burden of Speakerhood. Paper presented at the AILA World Congress 2014, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Brisbane, Australia.
  • Rivers, D.J. and Ross, A.S. (2014, March). Teaching English in Japan: Cognitive Appraisals of Race and Native-Speakerhood. Paper presented at the American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL) 2014 Conference, Marriott Downtown Waterfront, Portland (OR), USA.
  • Rajagopalan, K. and Rivers, D.J. (2013, September). Language as a Political Construct. Colloquium session presented at the Seventh Annual International Free Linguistics Conference, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong.
  • Rivers, D.J. (2013, September). Native-Speaker Necessity in TESOL: Enslavement, Indoctrination or Legitimate Choice? Paper presented at the Seventh Annual International Free Linguistics Conference, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong.
  • Rivers, D.J. (2013, June). Native-Speaker Dependency: The Validity of Student Preference. Paper presented at the JAFAE (Japanese Association for Asian Englishes) Thirty-Second National Conference, Osaka University, Osaka, Japan.
  • Rivers, D.J. (2012, December). The Properties and Parameters of Native-Speakerism in Japan. Invited keynote lecture presented at the Japanese Association for Asian Englishes (JAFAE) Thirty-First National Conference, Bunkyo Gakuin University, Tokyo, Japan.
  • Rivers, D.J. (2012, December). The Cultural Complexities of Native-English Speaker Teacher Identities. Paper presented at the Fifth Centre for Language Studies International Conference (CLaSIC), National University of Singapore, Singapore.
  • Rivers, D.J. and Ross, A.S. (2012, December). Racialized Dimensions of Desirable English Language Teachers in Japan. Poster presented at the Fifth Centre for Language Studies International Conference (CLaSIC), National University of Singapore, Singapore.
  • Rivers, D.J., Houghton, S.A. and Petrie, D. (2012, April). Explorations of Native-Speakerism in Foreign Language Teaching. Panel session presented at the International Conference on Cultural and Linguistic Practices in the International University (CALPIU 12), Roskilde University, Denmark.
  • Rivers, D.J. (2012, April). Voices of the Voiceless: A Quest for Liberation and Transformation in Context. Paper presented at the International Conference on Cultural and Linguistic Practices in the International University (CALPIU 12), Roskilde University, Denmark.
  • Rivers, D.J. (2011, August). Sharing Professional Concerns in Language Education. Workshop series presented at the Osaka University Extension Course for English Teachers. Osaka University Nakanoshima Center, Osaka, Japan.
  • Rivers, D.J. and McMillan, B.A. (2011, August). Exercising Academic Freedom: Pursuing Research in Contentious Areas of ELT. Paper presented at the Japan Association of College English Teachers (JACET) Fiftieth Commemorative International Convention, Seinan Gakuin University, Fukuoka, Japan.
  • Rivers, D.J. and McMillan, B.A. (2011, July). Censorship and Academic Freedom in ELT Research: Implications for Practitioner Motivation. Paper presented at the College and University Educators (CUE) 2011 Annual Conference, Toyo Gakuen University, Tokyo, Japan.
  • Rivers, D.J. (2011, July). National Selves and National Others: Motivational Processes in Intercultural Contexts. Paper presented at the College and University Educators (CUE) 2011 Annual Conference, Toyo Gakuen University, Tokyo, Japan.
  • Rivers, D.J. (2010, December). The Role of Intercultural Contact in Foreign Language Learner Motivation. Paper presented at the Fourth Centre for Language Studies International Conference (CLaSIC), National University of Singapore, Singapore.
  • Rivers, D.J. (2010, November). Implicating the Role of Japanese National Identification: National Vitality, Community Appeal, and Attitudes toward English Language Learning in Context. Paper presented at the Sixth Seminar Session of the Research Institute of Language Studies and Language Education, Kanda University of International Studies, Chiba, Japan.
  • Rivers, D.J. (2010, July). Institutional Power and Nationality based Language Policy. Paper presented virtually at the Tenth International Conference on Knowledge, Culture and Change in Organisations, HEC, School of Commercial Studies, Montréal, Canada.
  • Rivers, D.J. (2010, July). An Analysis of the Global 30 Project: Internationalism in Japanese Higher Education. Paper presented virtually at the Tenth International Conference on Diversity in Organisations, Communities and Nations, Queen’s University Belfast, Northern Ireland.
  • Rivers, D.J. and Houghton, S.A. (2010, July). The Peripheralization of Foreign Academics in Japanese Higher Education. Paper presented virtually at the Tenth International Conference on Diversity in Organisations, Communities and Nations, Queen’s University Belfast, Northern Ireland.
  • Rivers, D.J. (2010, June). Examining Institutional Language Policy through Learner Empowerment and Awareness. Paper presented at the Sixteenth International Conference of the International Association for Intercultural Communication Studies, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, China.
  • Rivers, D.J. and Houghton, S.A. (2010, June). Defending against English Linguistic Imperialism in the International University: Contradictions between Theory and Practice. Paper presented at the Sixteenth International Conference of the International Association for Intercultural Communication Studies, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, China.
  • Rivers, D.J. (2010, April). The Internationalization of Japanese Higher Education: Implications for 2012 and Beyond. Paper presented at the Inaugural APEC-RELC International Seminar, SEAMEO Regional Language Centre, Singapore.
  • Rivers, D.J. (2009, November). Towards Optimum Target Language and First Language use through Reflection. Paper presented at the Thirty-Fifth JALT Annual International Conference on Language Teaching and Learning & Educational Materials Expo, Granship Shizuoka, Shizuoka, Japan.
  • Rivers, D.J. (2009, November). Engaging Students with First Language Supported Materials. Paper presented at the Thirty-Fifth JALT Annual International Conference on Language Teaching and Learning & Educational Materials Expo, Granship Shizuoka, Shizuoka, Japan.
  • Rivers, D.J. (2009, October). Japanese Evaluations of Accented English Speech. Paper presented at the Fifteenth International Association of World Englishes Conference. Park Lane International Hotel, Cebu, Philippines.
  • Rivers, D.J. (2009, September). The Motivational Factors which Shape Intended Foreign Language Learning Efforts. Paper presented at the Fifteenth International Association for Intercultural Communication Studies Conference, Kumamoto Gakuen University, Kumamoto, Japan.
  • Rivers, D.J. and McMillan, B.A. (2009, September). English-Mainly: Language Choice in Learner-to-Learner Discourse. Paper presented at the Fifteenth International Association for Intercultural Communication Studies Conference, Kumamoto Gakuen University, Kumamoto, Japan.
  • Rivers, D.J. (2009, August). The Provision of First Language Supported Classroom Materials: Help or Hindrance? Paper presented at the Seventh Asia TEFL International Conference at the Twenty-Ninth Thai TESOL Conference, Imperial Queen’s Park Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand.
  • Rivers, D.J. (2009, August). MEXT 2013: Preparing for the English-Only Language Classroom. Six part workshop series given at the Summer English Education Seminar, Kanda Institute of Foreign Languages, Tokyo, Japan.
  • Rivers, D.J. and McMillan, B.A. (2009, July). First Language use and Embodied Completion in the Achievement and Maintenance of Intersubjectivity. Poster presented at the Eleventh Annual International Conference of the Japanese Society for Language Sciences, Tokyo Denki University, Saitama, Japan.
  • Rivers, D.J. (2009, June). From Knowing and Remembering to Analyzing and Researching: The Challenges and Changes facing Japanese University Freshmen. Paper presented at the Independent Learning Association Conference, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong.
  • Rivers, D.J. (2009, June). The Future of Quick Response Codes in Language Education. Paper presented at the JALTCALL International Conference, Toyo Gakuen University, Chiba, Japan.
  • Rivers, D.J. (2009, June). The Borderless Classroom: Quick Response Codes and Mobile Tagging. Paper presented at the Independent Learning Association Conference, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong.
  • Rivers, D.J. (2009, January). Student Perceptions of EFL Activities Utilizing Quick Response Codes. Paper presented at the Third International Wireless Ready Symposium for Digital Technologies in Language Education, Nagoya University of Commerce and Business, Nagoya, Japan.
  • Rivers, D.J. (2009, January). Productive First Language use in the Classroom: Negotiating the Slippery Slope. Workshop presented at the Kanda University of International Studies Professional Development Seminar, Chiba, Japan.
  • Rivers, D.J. (2008, December). TBLT from an Experiential Perspective: Student Satisfaction Assessed through the Completion of a Campus Video Project. Paper presented at the Third Centre for Language Studies International Conference (CLaSIC), National University of Singapore, Singapore.
  • Rivers, D.J. and McMillan, B.A. (2008, December). The Function of the First Language in the EFL Classroom. Paper presented at the Third Centre for Language Studies International Conference (CLaSIC), National University of Singapore, Singapore.
  • Rivers, D.J. and McMillan, B.A. (2008, November). University Teacher Perceptions of the Communicative Approach to Language Teaching. Paper presented at the Thirty-Fourth JALT Annual International Conference, National Olympics Memorial Youth Center, Tokyo, Japan.
  • Rivers, D.J. (2008, November). Student Motivation and Interactive Classroom Technologies. Workshop presented at the Kanda University of International Studies English Education Seminar, Chiba, Japan.
  • Rivers, D.J. and McMillan, B.A. (2008, October). Target Language use: Helping Students to Help Themselves. Paper presented at the JALT Hokkaido International Language Teaching Conference, Hokusei Gakuen University, Sapporo, Japan.
BOOK REVIEWS
  • Rivers, D.J. (2014). Scientific Discourse and the Rhetoric of Globalization: The Impact of Culture and Language by Carmen Perez-Llantada [Bloomsbury, 2013]. The LINGUIST List.
  • Rivers, D.J. (2014). Asia for the Asians: China in the Lives of Five Meiji Japanese by Paula Harrell [University of Hawai'i Press, 2012]. Asian Studies Review, 38(4): 701-703.
  • Rivers, D.J. (2013). Rethinking Narrative Identity: Persona and Perspective edited by Claudia Holler and Martin Klepper [John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2013]. The LINGUIST List.
  • Rivers, D.J. (2013). English-Medium Instruction at Universities: Global Challenges (Multilingual Matters Series) edited by Aintzane Doiz, David Lasagabaster and Juan Manuel Sierra [Multilingual Matters, 2013]. The LINGUIST List.
  • Rivers, D.J. (2013). Developing Criticality in Practice Through Foreign Language Education (Intercultural Studies and Foreign Language Learning Series) by Stephanie Houghton and Etsuko Yamada [Peter Lang, 2012]. Language and Intercultural Communication, 13(1): 113-116.
  • Rivers, D.J. (2012). The Politics of English: Conflict, Competition, Co-Existence (Worlds of English Series) edited by Ann Hewings and Caroline Tagg [Routledge, 2012]. The LINGUIST List.
  • Rivers, D.J. (2012). Identity Formation in Globalizing Contexts: Language Learning in the New Millennium (Language and Social Processes Series) edited by Christina Higgins [De Gruyter Mouton, 2011]. The LINGUIST List.
  • Rivers, D.J. (2011). Reimagining Japanese Education: Borders, Transfers, Circulations, and the Comparative (Oxford Studies in Comparative Education Series) edited by David Blake Willis and Jeremy Rappleye [Symposium Books, 2011]. Australian Universities Review 53(2): 118-122.
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