Matthew C. Bronson
Matthew C. Bronson, PhD., an educational linguist, works as associate professor in the Social & Cultural Anthropology program (where he has taught since 1983) and the Director of Academic Assessment at CIIS. He has also worked as a teacher educator for many years at UC Davis specializing in the training of high school teachers to respond to cultural and linguistic diversity. His research and writing explores the intersections of consciousness studies, linguistics and education in the service of a world in crisis. He has conducted field research on the spiritual traditions of Brazil, co-founded a psychosocial intervention program for people living with HIV, participated in dialogues between Native Americans and scientists to heal the wounds of colonialism and conducted workshops in five countries on topics ranging from accelerated learning to critical media literacy. He worked for twelve years in the private sector as the director of international business development and a communications and sales trainer for a subsidiary of a Fortune 500 company. He recently edited four special issues of ReVision Journal on "the Language of Spirituality" and "Revisioning Higher Education." Forthcoming publications include an encyclopedia entry on language socialization and a co- edited volume entitled "So What? Now What?: The Anthropology of Consciousness Responds to a World in Crisis" to be published by Cambridge Scholar's Press in 2008. Dr. Bronson holds an A.B. and M.A. in linguistics from U.C. Berkeley and a Ph.D in Education with a specialization in language, literacy, culture from U.C. Davis.
Selected Publications and Articles:
"Another Dangerous Idea": Inner Eye article by Matthew Bronson
"Re-kindling the Flutes of Fire: Why Indigenous Languages Matter to Humanity." ReVision Journal December, (2002).