International Translation Day

EventsInternational Translation Day, as established by the United Nations in 2017, occurs on 30 September every year.

International Translation Day is meant to be an opportunity to pay tribute to the work of language professionals, which plays an important role in bringing nations together, facilitating dialogue, understanding and cooperation, contributing to development, and strengthening world peace and security.

Therefore, this is an appropriate occasion on which to thank all of the translators who have taken time from other activities to help CID prepare translations of our publications into a remarkable 32 different languages. We could not do this without you! 

NOTE: If you want to translate one of the publications into a language in which you are fluent, please contact us before you start, to learn whether anyone else is already working on that publication in that language.


VIA Global Community Fellowships

FellowshipsGlobal Community Fellowships in Asia, VIA Programs, Palo Alto, CA. Deadline: 30 October 2022.

The Global Community Fellowship is a 13-15 month program for recent university graduates and starting as well as experienced professionals. Fellows work at NGOs, schools, universities, and social enterprises across Asia to support community development, capacity-building, and education. By working directly with communities, fellows get hands-on experience learning how organizations in Asia are using creative and innovative methods to address critical social challenges.

Fellows engage in a wide range of activities and tasks with VIA local partners. Each post has a unique mix of responsibilities, which generally fall into the following categories:

  • Education — Fellows advance student development in critical thinking and cross-cultural communication. Through teaching (English or other subjects depending on the post), you’ll help students to access future education and professional opportunities.

  • Training & Capacity-building — Fellows develop training resources and curricula for partners to enhance their organizational operations and optimize for impact. You may help with needfinding, research, training program or workshop design, facilitation, and assessment for partner staff and/or the communities they serve.

  • Community Development — Fellows support community development and international communication efforts by facilitating access resources, networks, and collaboration opportunities. You may help with fundraising, project management, and community outreach efforts of local partners.

CFP Theory and Application of Health Acculturation

“PublicationCall for book chapter proposals: Theory and Application of Health Acculturation: A Communication Perspective.  Deadline: none given; request posted 25 October 2022.

To be co-edited by Yuxia Qian (Kutztown University) and Rukhsana Ahmed (University at Albany, SUNY).

The increase of migration flows across the globe has prompted unmet health needs of the migrant population as they navigate different health systems, beliefs, and practices. Although existing literature has examined the relationship between acculturation and health outcomes, health acculturation as an emerging concept has not been fully developed from a communication perspective. Health acculturation entails a dual process by which both migrants and healthcare professionals change their health beliefs and practices through contact with the other’s cultures. This edited book aims to unpack the complexity surrounding the health acculturation process through different theoretical frameworks, as well as cross-cultural applications of the concept in a range of communication contexts, including interpersonal, group, organizational, mass, digital and social media.

CFP Recognizing Refugees (UK)

ConferencesCall for papers: Recognizing Refugees, Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford, UK, 20-21 March 2023. Deadline: 31 October 2022; extended to 20 November 2022.

Forty years ago, in 1982, the Refugee Studies Centre was founded at the University of Oxford. Its aim was to understand the causes, consequences, and responses to forced migration. Throughout its history, a common theme has been to explore and recognise the agency of refugees, viewing forcibly displaced people as social, economic, and political actors. Through its research, teaching, and outreach it has tried to include the perspectives, lived experiences, and voice of displaced people. The RSC is therefore delighted that the theme for its 40th Anniversary Conference is Recognising Refugees, held in association with the RefMig project. This theme is intended to generate reflection on the processes and practices through which refugees and displaced people are formally and informally recognised by societies, institutions, and governments. It will explore, for instance, the processes through which they are officially identified; how these processes are shaped by politics, law and other social forces; the extent to which forced migrants recognise themselves as refugees and choose to seek formal recognition; the assumptions and understandings that lead to the misrecognition or non-recognition of refugees at local, national, and international level; and refugee leadership.

Constructing ICD #13: A Dialogue about Caste: Managing Uncomfortable Conversations

Constructing ICDThe next issue of Constructing intercultural Dialogues is now available, “A Dialogue about Caste: Managing Uncomfortable Conversations” by Pratha Shetty.

Her focus is on how to manage the sorts of difficult conversations that frequently occur when members of different cultural groups interact, even when everyone has the best of intentions. As a reminder, the goal of this series is to provide concrete examples of how actual people have managed to organize and hold intercultural dialogues, so that others may be inspired to do the same. As with other CID series, these may be downloaded for free. Click on the thumbnail to download the PDF.

Constructing ICD 13

Shetty, P. (2022). A Dialogue about Caste: Managing Uncomfortable Conversations. Constructing Intercultural Dialogues, 13. Retrieved from:

If you have a case study you would like to share, send an email to the series editor, Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz.

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U Denver: Director, Cultural Center (USA)


Director, Cultural Center, BIPOC Student Success, Student Affairs, University of Denver, Denver, CO, USA. Review of applications begins: 7 October 2022; position open until filled.

The mission of The Cultural Center (TCC) is to create an environment where students of color and LGBTQ+ students can critically engage their historical legacies and enhance their educational, intellectual, and personal/professional interest in race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, socioeconomic, and cultural sensibilities. TCC provides a haven for respite and dialogue for students as they navigate their journey at the University of Denver.

The Director of TCC BIPOC Student Success is a senior level position in the Dean of Students (DOS) area and the Division of Student Affairs and Inclusive Excellence (SAIE) at the University of Denver. BIPOC stands for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color. The Director is responsible for setting the vision for the Cultural Center BIPOC Student Success through an intersectional approach to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). The Director is responsible for development, assessment, and implementation of programs, signature events, cohort-based experiences, and leadership development of undergraduate and graduate BIPOC students.

Utah Tech U: Gender, Identity, & Intercultural Communication (USA)


2 Assistant Professors of Communication in Gender, Identity, and Intercultural Communication, Department of Communication, Utah Tech University, St. George, UT, USA. Review of applications begins: 10 October 2022; position open until filled.

The Department of Communication at Utah Tech University in St. George, Utah, is seeking two enthusiastic and well-qualified individuals for the tenure-track position of Assistant Professor of Communication, with an emphasis in gender, identity, cultural, intercultural, or a related area of communication (the intersection of one, some, or all of these sub-areas is preferred) to begin Fall 2023 semester. The positions require a 4/4 teaching load, and successful candidates will be comfortable teaching courses focused on gender, identity, cultural and intercultural communication. The positions will also coordinate the curriculum for the department’s foundational courses, including intercultural communication. The primary considerations for tenure at UT are currently teaching and service, although having an active research trajectory with publications is highly desired.

Stony Brook U: IDEA Fellows (USA)


IDEA Fellows Program, Office of the Provost, Stony Brook University, NY, USA. Review of applications begins: 10 October 2022.

Stony Brook University seeks to hire, engage, and mentor Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Access (IDEA) Fellows who can help catalyze our university’s commitment to inclusive solutions-driven research and scholarship at intersections of different disciplines. IDEA Fellows will engage in scholarship and teaching in clusters that represent key areas in Stony Brook’s current and growing strengths, bringing a commitment to advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice through research, pedagogical advances, and service.

IDEA Fellows are full-time, 12-month, non-tenure-track lecturer positions appointed at an annual salary of $80,000 with comprehensive state benefits, to commence Fall 2023. Importantly, the fellows will be part of a mentored research environment, with a modest teaching load. At the completion of this two year position, fellows with an upward trajectory of scholarly achievement and a demonstrated contribution to inclusion, diversity, and equity will be invited to join the tenure-track faculty at Stony Brook University through an internal promotion process.

Five topic areas are listed for possible fellows; the most obvious for followers of CID is likely the one for Black, Latinx, and Indigenous diaspora studies.

U Mass Amherst: Race, Media & Communication (USA)


Associate / Full Professor of Race, Media, and Communication, Department of Communication, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, USA. Review of applications begins: 20 October 2022.

The Department of Communication at the University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for a tenure-track position in Film Studies and Media Production. They are seeking talented applicants qualified for an assistant professor position. Under exceptional circumstances, highly qualified candidates at other ranks may receive consideration. They seek a colleague who is a Film Studies maker-scholar and whose research includes a commitment to critical paradigms expressed and embodied both in scholarly publication as well as through moving image production.

This maker-scholar position will help integrate their Film Studies curriculum with Media Production offerings, while expanding the range of courses offered in both these areas at the undergraduate and graduate levels. This position extends a department tradition and commitment to original, interdisciplinary research that includes written as well as critical and multi-modal scholarship. Specific areas of expertise are open, with preference for candidates whose work is focused on Black cinema and expressive culture, critical race, and/or postcolonial perspectives on film and media.

Taos Institute: Collaborative-Dialogic Practice (2022)

EventsCollaborative-Dialogic Practice: Relationships and Conversations that Make a Difference Across Contexts and Cultures, Taos Institute, 18 October 2022, 12:00 – 1:00 pm EST (New York time, online).

A dialogue with Harlene Anderson and Diane Gehart, the authors of the book Collaborative-Dialogic Practice: Relationships and Conversations that Make a Difference Across Contexts and Cultures. Please join them in discussing the latest theoretical developments in collaborative-dialogic (CD) practices in addition to highlighting the many cultures and contexts that CD practices are being used, including in education, medicine, social justice, climate activism, indigenous communities, community outreach, research, and daily life experiences. You are invited to dialogue, ask questions, share your experiences, and join Harlene and Diane as they explore the possibilities of CD practices in our rapidly evolving and shrinking world.


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