Ben Calman

Ben Calman
Contact Information
Email address: 
benjamin.calman [at] mail.mcgill.ca
Biography: 

Benjamin C. Calman is a Master’s student in the Department of Integrated Studies in Education (DISE) at McGill University. His current SSRHC-funded research, supervised by Dr. Angelica Galante and Dr. Mela Sarkar, focuses on international students' experiences with linguistic discrimination and inclusion in a Canadian university.

Ben was born in New York and went to high school in Washington D.C. He has a B.A. from Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts. While there, he designed his own major focused on performance studies and drama. Ben first became interested in education through after school theatre programs around the Washington D.C. area. He worked for the Maryland Shakespeare Company for two years as the assistant director of their after school program and as a teaching artist in various schools in the D.C. suburbs.

He continued and diversified his work in education by obtaining a CELTA and moving to Vietnam, where he taught English for two years. He never lost his passion for drama education and often incorporated techniques from his time as a teaching artist into his language classroom. These experiences led to many questions and ultimately brought Ben to McGill to research second language education. Ben is very excited to be working with the Plurilingual Lab on a volunteer basis doing communications and community relations.

Position: 
Communications and Community Relations (Volunteer)
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