Lily A. Arasaratnam-Smith Profile

ProfilesLily A. Arasaratnam-Smith, PhD,  is Professor and Deputy Vice President Faculty at Alphacrucis College, Sydney, Australia. Her primary area of expertise is in intercultural communication competence, along with interests in multiculturalism, the role of social cognition in intercultural communication, and the relationship between sensation seeking and intercultural contact-seeking behavior.

Lily ArasaratnamIn addition to experience in teaching/training in a variety of institutions, such as Macquarie University (Australia), Alphacrucis College (Australia/New Zealand), Oregon State University (USA), Rutgers University (USA) and the Summer Institute for Intercultural Communication (USA), Lily also has personal experience living in different countries such as Sri Lanka, Maldives, the United States, and Australia.

A few of Lily’s publications are provided below for those who are interested:

Arasaratnam, L. A. (2011). Perception and Communication in Intercultural Spaces. Lanham, MD: University Press of America.

Arasaratnam, L. A. (2013). A review of articles on multiculturalism in 35 years of IJIR.  International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 676-685.

Arasaratnam, L. A. (2012). Intercultural Spaces and Communication within: An Explication. Australian Journal of Communication, 39(3), 135-141.

Arasaratnam, L. A., & Banerjee, S. C. (2011). Sensation seeking and intercultural communication competence: A model test. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 35, 226-233.

Arasaratnam, L. A., Banerjee, S. C., & Dembek, K. (2010). The integrated model of intercultural communication competence (IMICC): Model test. Australian Journal of Communication, 37(3), 103-116.

Arasaratnam, L. A. (2006). Further testing of a new model of intercultural communication competence. Communication Research Reports, 23, 93 – 99.

Arasaratnam, L. A., & Doerfel, M. L. (2005). Intercultural communication competence: Identifying key components from multicultural perspectives. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 29, 137-163.

Work for CID:
Lily Arasaratnam-Smith wrote KC3: Intercultural Competence.

Author: Center for Intercultural Dialogue

Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz, the Director of the Center for Intercultural Dialogue, manages this website.

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