Her research focuses on critical cosmopolitanism for intercultural communication, education for global competency in underserved communities, white privilege and Latina/o identities, postcolonialism and identity hybridity. Miriam received her Ph.D. from Arizona State University in 2009; her dissertation was a 2 ½ year ethnography of a cosmopolitan social group. Miriam is also a Faculty Reader for the Master of Arts in Intercultural Research at the Intercultural Communication Institute. She received her MA from the University of Texas at Austin and her BA from the University of Puget Sound.
Her publications include the following:
Sobré-Denton, M.S., & Bardhan, N. (2013). Cultivating cosmopolitanism for intercultural communication: Communicating as a global citizen. New York: Routledge.
Bardhan, N., & Sobré-Denton, M.S. (in press, 2013). Interculturality, cosmopolitanism and the role of the imagination: A perspective for communicating as global citizens. In M. Rozbichi (ed.), Perspectives on interculturality. New York: Palgrave-MacMillan
Hess, A., & Sobré-Denton, M.S. (in press, 2013). Hidden constructions of whiteness in the American Judiciary: A critical rhetorical analysis of the confirmation hearings of Sonia Sotomayor. Communication Studies.
Sobré-Denton, M.S. (2012). Stories from the cage: Autoethnographic sensemaking of workplace bullying, gender discrimination and white privilege. Journal of Contemporary Ethnography, 41(2), 220-250.
Sobré-Denton, M.S. (2012). Landscaping the rootless: Defining cosmopolitan identity in a postcolonial world. In M. Orbe & N. Bardhan (eds.), Identity research in intercultural communication. Lexington Books.
Sobré-Denton, M.S. (2011). The emergence of cosmopolitan group cultures and its implications for cultural transition: A case study of an international student support group. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 35(1), 79-91.
McEwan, B. & Sobré-Denton, M.S. (2011). Virtual third cultures: Social media, cultural capitol, and the creation of cultural spaces. Intercultural New Media Forum: Journal of International and Intercultural Communication, 4, 252-258.
Martin, J.N., Sobré-Denton, M.S., & Kristjánsdóttir, E.S. (2011). The Impact of a Summer Research Experience on Undergraduate Science Majors. International Journal of Humanities and Social Science, 1(16), 7-20.
Miriam is currently working on research involving cosmopolitanism, the social imaginary, and social media activism, as well as putting together a certification for global competency for teachers with the group GlobalWise.