KC103 Geoculture Translated into Turkish

Key Concepts in ICD

Continuing translations of Key Concepts in Intercultural Dialogue, today I am posting KC#103: Geoculture, originally written by Mohammed Guamguami for publication in 2021, and now translated by Candost Aydın into Turkish.

As always, all Key Concepts are available as free PDFs; just click on the thumbnail to download. Lists organized chronologically by publication date and numberalphabetically by concept in English, 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.

KC103 Geoculture_TurkishGuamguami, M. (2023). Geoculture [Turkish]. Key Concepts in Intercultural Dialogue, 103. Available from:
https://centerforinterculturaldialogue.files.wordpress.com/2023/01/kc103-geoculture_turkish.pdf

The Center for Intercultural Dialogue publishes a series of short briefs describing Key Concepts in Intercultural Dialogue. Different people, working in different countries and disciplines, use different vocabulary to describe their interests, yet these terms overlap. Our goal is to provide some of the assumptions and history attached to each concept for those unfamiliar with it. As there are other concepts you would like to see included, send an email to the series editor, Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz. If there are concepts you would like to prepare, provide a brief explanation of why you think the concept is central to the study of intercultural dialogue, and why you are the obvious person to write up that concept.


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European U Viadrina: Language Practices in Media Cultures (Germany)

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Professor of Language Practices in Media Cultures, Faculty of Social and Cultural Sciences, European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder), Frankfurt. Germany. Deadline: 12 February 2023

The Faculty of Social and Cultural Sciences at the European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder) invites applications for the position of a Professorship (W3) for Language Practices in Media Cultures. The post holder should represent the study of language practices with an orientation towards cultural sciences / cultural studies. The linguistic profile includes the analysis of structural and pragmatic aspects of language in contemporary media cultures. The focus is interdisciplinary in teaching and research.

The ideal candidate has the following qualifications:
– Outstanding skills in the analysis of language and speech as cultural practice, demonstrated by publications
– Experience in qualitative as well as quantitative analysis of speech or discourse corpora
– Competence in and ability to analyse more than one contemporary language, preferably in at least one Romance language
– Participation in interdisciplinary research in the focus area ‘Media Cultures’ at the Faculty of Social and Cultural Sciences and at the European New School of Digital Studies
– Participation in academic teaching within the study programmes of the Faculty of Social and Cultural Sciences

UNESCO: Chief of Unit – Communication & Information (France)

“Job

Chief of Unit: Communication and Information, UNESCO, Paris, France. Deadline: 13 February 2023.

Under the overall authority of the Assistant Director-General for Communication and Information, the direct supervision of the Director of the Division for Freedom of Expression, Media Development and Media and Information Literacy, the incumbent is the Head of the Unit for Media and Information Literacy and Digital Competencies. The unit is responsible for capacity building and policy development in the field of media and information literacy and coordinates activities aimed at promoting the development of digital and coding skills, as well as fostering digital competencies.

The incumbent manages, advises and reports on regular and extra-budgetary programme design implementation, guidelines, resources and progress. S/he advocates organization involvement and participation in mainstream unit activities, manages unit staff and may lead other colleagues, including in Field Offices, on particular thematic areas, evaluating progress and performance. S/he substantively contributes to the implementation of the Intersectoral Programme on Media and Information Literacy (MIL), in close cooperation with the Education Sector.

CFP Ethnicities: Special Issue Proposals

“Publication CFP by the journal Ethnicities for Special Issue Proposals on Ethnicity & Nationalism. Deadline: 1 March 2023.

“There is currently a burgeoning interest in both sociology and politics around questions of ethnicity, nationalism and related issues, such as identity politics and minority rights. Ethnicities is a cross-disciplinary journal that provides a critical dialogue between these debates in sociology and politics, and related disciplines.

Ethnicities invites prospective guest editors to submit proposals for a Special Issue. The journal publishes two Special Issues each year. The next available print publication slot is Issue 2 (April) 2025 (we publish Special Issues online first if they are ready ahead of schedule).”

Embracing Otherness

Intercultural Pedagogy

Thandiwe Newton. (2011). Embracing otherness, embracing myself. TEDGlobal.

Thandiwe Newton describes her own multiple identities, given a white father from Cornwall (UK) and a black mother from Zimbabwe, and provides an overview of many ways in which she was repeatedly treated, and made to feel, as Other. She learned that “The self was not constant.” She eventually found her footing through dance and acting, and in college learned that:

Race is an illegitimate concept which ourselves have created, based on fear and ignorance.

Her presentation would be helpful to those teaching about multiple identities, and especially the concept of Otherness. See also KC39 Otherness and the Other(s), and KC22: Cultural Identity for related discussions.

York U: Postdoc for Black or Indigenous Scholars (UK)

Postdocs
Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellowships for Black and Indigenous Scholars, York University, York, UK. Deadline: 1 March 2023.

York University is pleased to announce the third cycle of the Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellowships for Black and Indigenous scholars. This program was created to address under-representation of Black and Indigenous scholars in many disciplines and fields of research and associated careers. While gaining a foothold to begin a career can be difficult in itself, too often Black and Indigenous scholars face the additional challenges of racism and systems structured implicitly or explicitly to protect others’ privilege. Supportive mentorship and network-building can be lacking or actively denied. The Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellowships for Black and Indigenous Scholars begin to address this problem by providing collegial resources, supervision, mentorship, and funded time to successful applicants to seek their chosen careers.

NOTE: They also have Assistant Professor positions available in Black Politics and Black Politics in Canada.

UNAOC: Young Peacebuilders in Latin America & the Caribbean

Professional OpportunitiesYoung Peacebuilders in Latin America and the Caribbean, United Nations Alliance of Civilizations, New York, USA. Deadline: 19 February 2023.

The 6th edition of the Young Peacebuilders programme in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) 2023 is designed to strengthen the skills of young women and men from the region in tackling stereotypes, prejudice and xenophobia while providing them with access to regional and global peacebuilding networks and raising visibility of their innovative and effective peace work in the field. The long-term goal is the integration of young peacebuilders in governmental peace processes / policies. This is a call to youth aged 18-25 from LAC wanting to tackle violent extremism by building inclusive societies with understanding and respect among cultural and religious communities.

  • Are you between 18 and 25 years old?
  • Are you a citizen of a LAC country and/or do you currently live in this region?
  • Are you interested in taking part in an intercultural learning experience with other young people from LAC and improve your actions to promote peace?
  • Are you part of a youth-led organization, network or initiative?
  • Do you want to increase your ability to contribute to peace and social inclusion in your community, country and region?
  • Are you in the beginning stages of your involvement in this type of work and want to learn more?

    If yes, apply now for a chance to be selected for a fully-funded participation in the 6th edition of the UNAOC Young Peacebuilders programme in the LAC region (2023).

Sommier, Roiha & Lahti: Implementing Critical Approaches to Interculturality in Higher Education

Guest Posts
Implementing Critical Approaches to Interculturality in Higher Education.
Guest post by Mélodine Sommier, Anssi Roiha & Malgorzata Lahti.

Critical approaches to interculturality have gained visibility over the years, both within and outside of academia. And yet, the increasing drive across European hHigher eEducation institutions to implement internationalization strategies is often articulated around assuming traditional notions of culture, diversity, and intercultural communication. This gap between critical research in interculturality and concrete implementation of intercultural education is what drove us to ask colleagues how they put critical approaches to interculturality into practice.

Indeed, inviting critical interculturality into classrooms is a holistic process that takes time since it asks teachers to familiarize themselves with that approach as well as to depart from the limitations of traditional pedagogical frameworks.

Download the entire post as a PDF.

SUNY Geneseo: Communication & Intergroup Dialogue (USA)

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Assistant Professor of Communication, State University of New York at Geneseo, NY, USA. Deadline: Priority given to applications received by 15 February 2023.

The Department of Communication seeks to expand the Intergroup Dialogue (IGD) Program, motivated by the belief that communication is integral to connection and change across diverse contexts. To that end, the Department welcomes applicants who are innovative and interdisciplinary to:

  • partner with students to co-facilitate courses in intergroup dialogue.
  • teach courses in area(s) of specialization.
  • maintain an active research and publication program.
  • oversee the IGD and Social Change micro-credential.
  • coordinate individuals from across the campus who are interested in supporting the Intergroup Dialogue Program.
  • oversee the student-coordinated DICE (Diversity and Inclusion Community Educator) program.
  • lead the collaborative development of a communication-centered interdisciplinary program aimed at supporting human connection and positive change.

A successful candidate will have experience in two or more areas related to intergroup relations, such as: intergroup communication, peace studies, nonviolent communication, conflict management, dialogic communication, or intercultural communication. Applicants will also contribute to the shared and rotating introductory and capstone Communication courses.

King’s College London: Racism & Health (UK)

“Job

Senior Lecturer/Reader in Racism & Health, Global Health and Social Medicine, King’s College London, London, UK. Deadline: 28 February 2023.

King’s Global Health & Social Medicine is a unique interdisciplinary department at King’s College London founded in 2012. Its mission is to address the changing landscape of health and medicine from social science perspectives. The Department invites applications for a Senior Lecturer/Reader in Racism and Health with a particular expertise in Qualitative Research. They particularly seek applicants who engage in empirical research relevant to understanding lived experience of the impact of racism on health, either in the UK or in another geographic context.

You should hold a PhD in any relevant social science (e.g., sociology, anthropology) or interdisciplinary field (e.g. science and technology studies; women’s, gender, sexuality studies). Areas of expertise include but are not limited to: Black British experiences in the UK health system; experiences of racism and health in another geographic context in Europe, Latin America, Australia, Africa, or elsewhere; patient and/or community health activism in a domain such as environmental justice, reproductive justice, disability rights, LGBTQ rights; Indigenous health; chronic disease; mental health; ageing and the life course.

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