Igor E. Klyukanov is Professor of Communication in the Department of Communication Studies at Eastern Washington University. His defended his doctoral dissertation, Dynamics of Intercultural Communication: Towards a New Conceptual Framework, at Saratov State University (Russia). He has served as Chair of the NCA Taskforce on Enhancing the Internationalization of Communication, Chair of the NCA Philosophy of Communication division, and as a member of the Russian Communication Association Steering Committee. He served as an Associate Editor of The American Journal of Semiotics and is the Founding Editor of Russian Journal of Communication (Taylor & Francis). He organized the First International Communicology Institute Colloquium at Eastern Washington University in May 2014.
He is interested in intercultural and global communication issues as well as communication theory, philosophy of communication, semiotics, general linguistics, and translation studies. His works have been published in U.S., Russia, England, Spain, Costa Rica, Serbia, Bulgaria, India, and Morocco. His works have appeared in such journals as Studies in Humanities, The American Journal of Semiotics, The Atlantic Journal of Communication, Arob@ase: A Journal of Literature and Human Sciences, International Journal of Communication, International Journal of Applied Semiotics, Language, Individual & Society, Contrastes: Revista Interdisciplinar de FilosofÍa, and Discourse and Society.
His textbook Principles of Intercultural Communication (Boston, Pearson Education, 2005) has been adopted by over 30 Colleges and Universities in the U.S.
His monograph A Communication Universe: Manifestations of Meaning, Stagings of Significance (Lanham, MA: Lexington Books, 2010) won the 2012 NCA Philosophy of Communication Division 2012 Best Book Award. He is also the Translator and Editor of Mikhail Epstein’s book The Transformative Humanities: A Manifesto (New York: Bloomsbury, 2012.