Call for proposals, Consortium of North American Peace Programs (CONAPP) Undergraduate Peace and Justice Conference, Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, PA, USA. Deadline: February 1, 2022.
The Consortium of North American Peace Programs (CONAPP) invites proposals for The Unfinished Work: Students Enacting Radical Peace, the first undergraduate student-centered, peace and justice conference at Gettysburg College (Pennsylvania, USA), early June 2022. Masters and doctoral students, professors, and community members may attend, learn and dialogue, but presenters will only be undergraduates from Canada, Mexico, and the United States. Organizers invite proposals related to any of the following themes: peace, justice (food justice, restorative justice, prison abolition), sustainable development, human rights, conflict resolution/transformation, peace education, philosophy of peace and non-violence, climate change, and unsettling settler colonialism. You may also submit proposals that reflect peace-related themes not explicitly mentioned here. Proposals should specify the format: Workshops, Panels, Papers, Projects, Performances, Artworks.
Call for papers: Intercultural Mediation, Citizenship & Social Development, Special issue of Lusophone Journal of Cultural Studies. Editors: Ana Maria Costa e Silva, Margarida Morgado, & Monika Hrebacková. Deadline: October 30, 2021.
We live in times of social crisis and emergency contexts due to the Covid-19 pandemic situation that has certainly affected people’s relationships in multicultural spaces and shaken their notion of citizenship, while we also witnessed serious threats to social living as we know it. There were probably references that lost their meaning and others that progressively invaded our realities and our imaginations. The state of emergency in which we live is complex at various levels, including prophylactic isolation, physical distancing from people, psychological and social violence, and increased vulnerabilities and inequalities in the most marginalized populations. This issue invites contributions on the various facets of intercultural mediation and the role of mediators in times of change such as these. It invites authors to consider the plural and multifaceted objectives of intercultural mediation in contexts of social transformation. The focus of the issue will be on trialled practices of intercultural mediation, the construction of multicultural citizenship, and the positive development of society, which are transformative and healing in a humanist logic of caring for the other and in terms of the possibility of reinterpreting society in contexts of crisis.
United Nations International Day of Peace, September 21, 2021. Theme: Recovering better for an equitable and sustainable world
Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. The UN General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, through observing 24 hours of non-violence and cease-fire. The 2021 theme for the International Day of Peace is “Recovering better for an equitable and sustainable world.” In 2021, as we heal from the COVID-19 pandemic, we are inspired to think creatively and collectively about how to help everyone recover better, how to build resilience, and how to transform our world into one that is more equal, more just, equitable, inclusive, sustainable, and healthier.
Wiersma-Mosley, Jacquelyn and Butcher, Margaret Miller. (2021). Creating Cultural Competence [short book with 5 online videos]. Fayetteville, AR: University of Arkansas Libraries.
This book was written to provide an introduction to cultural competence. The book is broken into video chapters that focus on the five developmental orientations of cultural competence, based on the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI). The videos utilize voices of students describing how they define and create cultural competence in their own communities. These videos are appropriate for high school and college campus initiatives and classes, organization, and community trainings.
Assistant Professor in Health Disparities and/or Implicit Bias, School of Communication, Ohio State University, OH, USA. Application reviews to begin on: 15 October 2021.
The School of Communication at The Ohio State University invites applicants for a 9-month full time tenure-track assistant professor position to teach in the area of health disparities and/or implicit bias beginning in August 2022. The successful applicant will conduct research and teach courses in areas that complement the school’s leadership in the social scientific study of communication. The School is working to build diversity, equity, and inclusion into all facets of our work, and the colleague we hire will help us advance these efforts in our research, teaching, and engagement. Our goal is to promote diversity in our professorial ranks, foster an inclusive university community, and establish a community across the College of Arts and Sciences that will provide support for a diverse group of faculty and students. Candidate must be trained in communication or a closely aligned field and show promise of developing a national and international reputation doing theory-based and empirical research. Successful candidates will have a Ph.D. or be on schedule to earn a Ph.D. prior to August 2022.
Assistant Professor of Intercultural and Organizational Communication, Illinois College, Jacksonville, IL, USA. Deadline: Review will begin October 15, 2021, and continue until filled.
The Department of Communication Arts at Illinois College invites applications for an assistant professor, tenure-track position in intercultural communication with particular focus on intercultural communication within organizations to begin Fall 2022. Strong preference will be given to candidates with expertise and/or interest in studying issues of race, ethnicity, and culture within organizations in the U.S. context. Preference will also be given to candidates who have additional expertise/interest in the areas of strategic communication, social media, health communication, and/or another specialized area of expertise.
This position is part of a “cluster hire” with 3 tenure-track positions focused around the study of race, ethnicity, and justice in the United States, and include positions in African-American history, intercultural and organizational communication, and criminology and justice studies. The positions will be housed in three interdisciplinary departments: HPPR (History, Philosophy, Political Science, and Religion), Communication Arts, and Sociology (which includes Criminal Justice). The successful candidates will contribute to the continued development of a new African-American Studies minor, created in response to strong student interest. As part of a cohort, these positions will have additional mentoring and professional development support.
Lecturer in Communication & Media, Department of Communication & Media, University of Liverpool, UK. Deadline: 18 October, 2021.
University of Liverpool is seeking to appoint a Lecturer to join an ambitious and thriving Department which has undergone considerable expansion and development in recent years. Candidates with a background in multimodal discourse analysis and the potential to contribute to the Discourse, Data and Society research group are strongly encourage to apply. In addition, they are looking for candidates with a strong research profile and the ability to contribute 4* publications for the Research Excellence Framework (REF).
You will undertake research and teaching in the Department of Communication and Media, with a preferred teaching focus on multimodal approaches to media texts. The post will support teaching in visual communication, journalism and strategic communication, and involvement in individual and team teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Preference will be given to applicants with whose research contributes to the Discourse, Data and Society research group which brings together ground-breaking work in multimodal studies, artificial intelligence and data analytics with expertise in critical discourse studies, language and strategic communication.
Tyner, Artika. (2021, August 12). Sidewalk Poetry Weaves Together Multicultural Communities, Monitor, Minneapolis, MN, USA.
Sidewalk poetry weaves together cultures and unites generations. Of the 1,000 that have already made their way to sidewalks, the poems foster intercultural dialogue. The poems provide individuals with an enriching learning opportunity to pause, reflect and grow.
“Writers play a key role in fostering community engagement and building cultural bridges. Throughout history, writers have served as the architects of the future. Their artistry has been used to build a more just and inclusive society. According to the acclaimed writer, Chinua Achebe: ‘the writer cannot expect to be excused from the task of re-education and regeneration that must be done. In fact, he should march right in front.’ The city of Saint Paul’s sidewalk poetry initiative provides writers with essentially blank slates that are recording the collective voices of our city and celebrating its rich diversity. The Sidewalk Poetry Contest was launched by the city of Saint Paul in partnership with Public Art Saint Paul. It is part of the city’s $1 million sidewalk replacement project. It is an opportunity for emerging prose writers and experienced poets to be published in a singular forum and on a larger scale. Each winning entry will be stamped into sidewalks throughout residential areas of the city.”
Decentering Mobility in Intercultural Education: Engagement, Equity, and Access, Intercultural Competence Conference, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ and Online hybrid, January 27-30, 2022.
Featuring experts in intercultural competence from across the U.S. and internationally, the Intercultural Competence Conference (ICC) is for K-16 educators and students in fields related to Foreign Languages, Social Sciences/Studies and the Humanities, and for others involved in government, NGOs, and the private sector who are interested in seeing and interpreting relationships between cultures. This biennial event brings together researchers and practitioners across languages, levels, and settings to discuss and share research, theory, and best practices, and to foster meaningful professional dialog on issues related to the development and assessment of Intercultural Competence, especially in a foreign or second language. Hosted by the Center for Educational Resources in Culture, Language and Literacy (CERCLL) at the University of Arizona, the 2022 ICC conference will focus on the ways in which intercultural communication and the teaching and learning thereof have been shaped through mobility – both virtual and physical.
NOTE: the Call for papers has already closed, but the event is still open to participants.
German Chancellor Fellowships, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany. Deadline: 29 September, 2021.
The German Chancellor Fellowship sponsors future decision-makers, multipliers and thought leaders – regardless of industry. You are invited to apply if you:
- hold Brazilian, Chinese, Indian, Russian, South African or American citizenship
- work in a field such as politics, business, media, administration, society or culture and have demonstrable initial leadership experience
- will have completed your first academic degree (Bachelor or comparable degree) no more than twelve years ago. The key date for calculating this twelve-year period is 1 October of the year in which the selection is made.
- want to conduct an independently developed project with a host of your choice in Germany
- have good knowledge of English and/or German