Clemson U Job Ad: Director of Education Abroad (USA)

Job adsDirector of Education Abroad, Clemson University, South Carolina. Deadline: Open until filled, but review begins April 6, 2018.

Clemson University is seeking an international education leader to join in moving the edge of innovation in education abroad programming. Located in the upstate of South Carolina within a region characterized by global industry and foreign direct investment, Clemson has recently reinvigorated its commitment to global learning and reorganized the Clemson Abroad office to provide the infrastructure to expand into new models of global engagement including internships, research and virtual exchange/COIL. This reorganization effort has led to a 34% increase over the last 4 years with approximately 1500 students traveling abroad annually through faculty-led, exchange and third-party programs that include service, work and internship opportunities. The new Director of Education Abroad will provide administrative, operational and programmatic leadership to a team of education abroad professionals within the Clemson Abroad Office.

Loughborough U PHD Studentships (UK)

FellowshipsImproving the Health of Our Online Civic Culture: A New Centre for Doctoral Training at Loughborough University. Deadline: April 27, 2018.

Established in 2018 with a £300,000 award from Loughborough University’s Adventure Research Programme, the Online Civic Culture Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) applies cutting-edge concepts and methods from social science and information science to understand the role of social media in shaping our civic culture. Led by Professor Andrew Chadwick, it features a team of ten academic supervisors drawn from the disciplines of communication, information science, social psychology, and sociology. The CDT enables interdisciplinary teams of researchers and PhD students to work together on issues of misinformation, disinformation, and the rise of hate speech and incivility online. It develops evidence-based knowledge to mitigate the democratically-dysfunctional aspects of social media. At the same time, it identifies and promotes the positive civic engagement benefits of social media.

Across the world, we face fundamental questions about how the routine use of social media is reshaping the civic cultures of democracies. Central to the debate is whether the features of social media that enable citizens to express themselves, exchange opinions, coordinate with others, and rapidly circulate and recirculate messages also encourage the diffusion of false information, incivility, and hatred.

One of the 3 studentships seems particularly relevant to CID followers: 

The Cultivation of Hatred Online

Primary supervisor: Professor Andrew Chadwick.
Secondary supervisors: Professor Tom JacksonDr Karen LumsdenDr Cristian Tileagă.

This PhD will explore online discourse promoting misogynistic and/or racist hate speech. The research will address, for example, the rise of the so-called “alt-right” online and assess whether social media discourse cultivates deep emotional involvement from individuals and groups who promote such ideas. It will also consider the power and significance of oppositional responses, such as, for example, the #MeToo movement, Hope Not Hate, and Black Lives Matter. The project will explore the potential of methods and tools that use artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques that may be used to combat racism and/or misogyny.

CID Video Competition – FAQ

CID Video CompetitionAs people are learning of the CID Video Competition, they have been asking questions. In hopes this will help others, the questions will be posted, along with answers. As further questions are asked, they will be answered here.

WARNING: Please read the entry rules carefully! Several submissions have not met the requirements, and cannot be considered for a prize until they are revised. Make sure you submit a video file (not audio), that is between 30 seconds and 2 minutes (not 30 minutes!), with the last line “Intercultural dialogue looks like…” and upload it to the server provided (not to YouTube directly). 

NEW Clarification: When someone asks “Intercultural dialogue looks like…” in English, the “…” (read out loud as dot-dot-dot) means your job is to complete the sentence and include your answer as the last shot in the video. (So, “intercultural dialogue looks like a tiger, an ice cream cone, a braid, etc.” – choose whatever image makes sense given your video.) Please do NOT include the literal phrase “Intercultural dialogue looks like…” as the last shot in your video!

Question: Where do I submit an entry?

Answer: To submit an entry, click here.

Question: Does it matter how many people are in the video? Our idea is to film the entire class in action!

Answer: No limit to how many people are included. Do whatever works for you.

Question: How do students submit their videos? I couldn’t find a URL in the description of the competition.

Answer: The URL will be posted on April 15, 2018, the first day submissions will be accepted.

Question: Is this an international competition?

Answer: Most definitely! Students from every country are encouraged to participate. We hope for good international coverage.

Question: Is the video competition open to graduate students?

Answer: Absolutely! Students at any level of higher education, from community or technical college to undergraduates, masters or doctoral studies, are all eligible.

Question: Is the video competition open to faculty working jointly with their students?

Answer: While faculty may advise students, they may not be co-creators. The intent is to encourage students to create the videos.

Question: Is there a language requirement for the videos?

Answer: The videos will have to be in English. Permitting any other language would imply having judges who know all the several dozen languages currently represented on the site, which would be impossible. However, creating a video in another language with English subtitles should be fine. Choosing to have most of the video acted out, with minimal linguistic elements, should work as well.

CFP IADA 2018: Dialogue & Becoming (Taiwan)

ConferencesCall for Papers: Dialogue and Becoming: Technologies, Agencies, and Ways of Relating. International Association for Dialogue Analysis (IADA) Conference. Chinese Culture University, Taipei, TAIWAN. Sept. 25–28, 2018. DeadlineApril 16th, 2018.

We now live in an environment where many of our dialogues and interactions are facilitated, actualized, virtualized, augmented, or completed by and through communication technologies and online platforms. Humans go online not only to interact with other human beings, but also to interact with information and data. In many contexts, we now achieve dialogical communication by integrating technologies and information, using or creatively appropriating various platforms (e.g. Castells, 2007; Dahlberg, 2007; Fuchs & Obrist, 2010, Papacharissi, 2015).

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CFP Internet-Infused Romantic Interactions (Turkey)

Publication OpportunitiesCall for chapters: Internet-Infused Romantic Interactions and Dating Practices. Under Contract with: Institute of Network Cultures, Amsterdam (Expected publication date – Summer 2018). Proposal deadline: April 15, 2018.

Editors: Prof. Amir Hetsroni, College of Social Sciences and Humanities – Koç University, Istanbul, Turkey, and Meriç Tuncez, Graduate School of Social Sciences and Humanities – Koç University, Istanbul, Turkey.

An interdisciplinary book titled Internet-Infused Romantic Interactions and Dating Practices, under contract with the publishing house of the Institute of Network Cultures, Amsterdam, aims to analyze intricacies of internet-infused romantic interactions and dating practices. The proposed collection aims to include contributions from communication scholars, social scientists, computer scientists, humanities scholars and design experts whose research and practice will shed light on the romantic interplay of affect, cognition, and behavior on the internet with special attention given to social media platforms such as Tinder, Facebook, Grinder, and OkCupid. The collection would aim to offer an array of international perspectives and methodological novelties and feature a volume of scientific research and practice from a multitude of disciplines and interdisciplinary outlooks.

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KC19 Multiculturalism Translated into Greek

Key Concepts in ICDContinuing translations of Key Concepts in Intercultural Dialogue, today I am posting KC#19: Multiculturalism, which Polina Golovátina-Mora and Raúl Alberto Mora wrote for publication in English in 2014, and which Anastasia Karakitsou  has now translated into Greek.

As always, all Key Concepts are available as free PDFs; just click on the thumbnail to download. Lists of Key Concepts organized chronologically by publication date and number, alphabetically by concept, and by languages into which they have been translated, are available, as is a page of acknowledgments with the names of all authors, translators, and reviewers.

KC19 Multiculturalism_GreekGolovátina-Mora, P., & Mora, R. A. (2018). Multiculturalism (Greek). (A. Karakitsou, trans). Key Concepts in Intercultural Dialogue, 19. Retrieved from:

If you are interested in translating one of the Key Concepts, please contact me for approval first because dozens are currently in process. As always, if there is a concept you think should be written up as one of the Key Concepts, whether in English or any other language, propose it. If you are new to CID, please provide a brief resume. This opportunity is open to masters students and above, on the assumption that some familiarity with academic conventions generally, and discussion of intercultural dialogue specifically, are useful.

Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz, Director
Center for Intercultural Dialogue

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U Pennsylvania Postdoc: Global Communication (USA)

PostdocsINTERNATIONAL CALL FOR APPLICATIONS Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Center for Advanced Research in Global Communication, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. Deadline: April 1, 2018.

The Center for Advanced Research in Global Communication at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania invites applications for a “CARGC Postdoctoral Fellowship.” This is a one-year position renewable for a second year based on successful performance.

The Center for Advanced Research in Global Communication (CARGC) produces and promotes scholarly research on global communication and public life. As an institute for advanced study dedicated to global media studies, we revisit enduring questions and engage pressing matters in geopolitics and communication. Our vision of “inclusive globalization” recognizes plurality and inequality in global media, politics, and culture.

CARGC postdoctoral fellows work on their own research, typically a book manuscript, and collaborate with staff and postdoctoral, doctoral and undergraduate fellows. They also design and teach one undergraduate course, typically during their second year. They also present a CARGC Colloquium and publish at least one original CARGC Paper with CARGC Press. Fellows are provided a stipend of $50,000, a research fund of $3000, health insurance, a work space, computer and library access.

We are interested in scholars integrating primary sources and regional expertise in theoretically inflected, historically informed, comparative, translocal and transnational analyses of media, technology, geopolitics and culture. Candidates challenging normative paradigms and incorporating non-Western theories, sources and contexts, are especially welcome. Current research groups focus on “theory and history in global media studies,” “geopolitics, media & culture,” “digital sovereignty,” and “radical media and culture.”

Vassar Job Ad: Post-Baccalaureate Fellow: Engaged Pluralism (USA)

Job adsPost-Baccalaureate Fellow, Engaged Pluralism Initiative, ALANA Center, Vassar College, New York. Deadline: Until filled (posted 3/14/18).

The Engaged Pluralism Initiative (EPI) ALANA Center Post-baccalaureate Fellow will work towards the mission of the ALANA Center and the goals of the Engaged Pluralism Initiative. The primary purpose of the Center is to support the success of African American/Black, Latinx, Asian, and Native American student communities at Vassar, and the EPI aims to foster the sense of belonging and thriving among all members of the Vassar community. The Post-baccalaureate Fellow will support the programmatic efforts of the ALANA Center and their intersection with the EPI, represent the center on campus through activities and initiatives, and, specifically, develop partnerships with, and support the work of the ALANA-identified student organizations: the African Students’ Union (ASU), Asian Students’ Alliance (ASA), Black Students’ Union (BSU), Caribbean Students’ Alliance (CSA), Council of Black Seniors (CBS), Middle Eastern Students Collective (MESC), Movimiento Estudiantil Chicanxa/o Aztlan (MEChAa), Multiracial/Biracial Student Association (MBSA), Native American & Indigenous Student Alliance (NAISA), Poder Latinx (PL), South Asian Students’ Alliance (SASA), Southeast Asian Students’ Alliance (SEASA) and Vassar Muslim Student Union (VMSU). The Post-baccalaureate Fellow will also collaborate on college activities with the EPI Co-chairs and Coordinator, as assigned by ALANA Director. The ALANA Center is within the Campus Life and Diversity Office (CLD). As a result, the fellow will additionally work with other centers and offices therein on campus life matters and student engagement.


Davidson College Job Ad: Intercultural Communication (USA)

Job adsVisiting Assistant Professor of Communication Studies at Davidson College in North Carolina. Deadline: March 30, 2018, but open until filled.

The Communication Studies department at Davidson College invites applications for a two-year visiting professor position in Intercultural Communication beginning July 1, 2018. We seek candidates whose area of specialization within Intercultural Communication is open. We are particularly interested in candidates who might teach cross-disciplinary courses in Health and Human Values, Digital Studies, or other interdisciplinary departments and programs on the Davidson campus. The successful candidate will have a PhD in Communication Studies by July 2018, a strong commitment to undergraduate education and interdisciplinarity, and a willingness to mentor undergraduates doing research projects. The teaching load is five courses over two semesters, including lower-level required courses and upper-level elective courses in the candidate’s areas of specialization.  Position is open until filled; review of applications begins on March 30, 2018.

CFP Oxford Migration Conference (UK)

ConferencesCall for Papers | Oxford Migration Conference: Crossing borders / Crossing disciplines: Rethinking Inclusion, Exclusion, and Human Mobility. 17–18 May 2018, Worcester College, Oxford University, UK. Deadline: 20 April 2018.

Human mobility is accompanied by processes of inclusion and exclusion. Whether in large-scale economic processes or face-to-face encounters, navigating ethnic, cultural, religious, economic, or linguistic differences resulting from migration and mobility can be challenging for states, societies, and individuals alike.

What are the various scales and moments at which processes of inclusion and exclusion come to the fore? Who includes and who excludes? Where do processes of inclusion and exclusion take place? What effects do they have at the individual, regional, national or international levels?

This conference aims to generate new inter- and multi-disciplinary insights and ideas on the theme of inclusion/exclusion. We invite abstracts from researchers at all academic levels addressing processes of inclusion/exclusion in relation to human migration and mobility from all disciplinary perspectives.

Practitioners and policy-makers are welcome to submit their ideas, and contributions that feature applied or practical collaboration with groups or individuals outside of universities are particularly invited.

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