Barbara Hines Researcher Profile

Researcher ProfilesBarbara B. Hines (Ph.D. University of Maryland, M.A. American University, B.S. The University of Texas at Austin) is professor of journalism and director of the Graduate Program in Mass Communication and Media Studies, Howard University, Washington, DC.

Her research includes the history and development of scholastic and collegiate journalism, accreditation in higher education, public relations and journalism, with numerous publications in these and related areas.  She has served as president of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication and through foundation and U.S. State Department-funded programs has helped to train journalists from Europe, Asia and Africa.

Maria Flora Mangano Researcher Profile

Researcher ProfilesMaria Flora ManganoItalian scholar of intercultural and interdisciplinary dialogue, with a background in natural (Ph.D. in Biochemistry) and in social sciences (Ph.D. in Humanistic Intercultural Studies).

Maria Flora ManganoSince 2007, she has been lecturing on Communication of Scientific Research to young scientists drawn from different fields of study within the natural, social and human sciences of some Italian faculties. Since 2008, she has been invited professor of Dialogue among Cultures in an Italian philosophical and theological faculty (“St. Peter’s Philosophical-Theological Institute” of Viterbo). She is interested in dialogue as a space of relationship between, across and beyond cultures and disciplines. Her approach to research and teaching is transcultural and transdisciplinary, and, in this perspective, the space of relationship is mediated by the philosophy of dialogue.

She participated in the National Communication Association Summer Conference on Intercultural Dialogue ’09 and, since then, she had shared this approach in several contributions related to the Center for Intercultural Dialogue network. They include:

• a chapter in a volume edited by the CID scholars: Mangano, M.F. (2015). Dialogue, as a common ground between, across and beyond cultures and disciplines – A case study of transcultural and transdisciplinary communication lectures for graduate and undergraduate Students. In N. Haydari & P. Holmes (Eds.), Intercultural case studies (pp. 73-86). Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt.

• two guest posts for the CID website: in 2013 (Example of dialogue among cultures) and in 2014 (A space of relationship among dialogues and cultures),

• Case Study #2: Reconciliation for the series Constructing Intercultural Dialogues in 2017, and

• translations of multiple Key Concepts in Intercultural Dialogue into Italian.

Donal Carbaugh Researcher Profile

Researcher ProfilesDonal Carbaugh is Professor of Communication at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

He is recipient of the University’s highest awards for Outstanding Accomplishments in Research and Creative Activity in addition to the Samuel F. Conti Faculty Research Fellowship; he is also the recipient of teaching awards as a Graduate Mentor, a Hewlett Fellow, and as a finalist for the university’s campus-wide Distinguished Teaching Award. In June of 2017, a conference on New Directions in the Ethnography of Communication was held in his honor at Mount Saint Vincent College, New York City. In 2016, he was named a Distinguished Scholar of the National Communication Association (NCA) for a lifetime of achievement. In 2007-2008, he was appointed Fulbright’s Distinguished Professor and Bicentennial Chair of North American Studies at the University of Helsinki Finland.

Carbaugh’s general interests focus upon cultural philosophies of communication, the environment, and the ways culturally distinctive practices get woven into international and intercultural interactions. His studies focus upon Native American, popular American, Russian, and Finnish communication practices, with special attention to the relationship between language use, culture, spirit, and nature. In 1992, he was elected Visiting Senior Member at Linacre College, Oxford University, England, which is a lifetime position. He has held academic appointments at the Universities of Colorado, Montana, Pittsburgh, the University of Helsinki, the University of Tampere, the Turku School of Economics in Finland, and at other universities. He currently serves on about twenty editorial boards of national and international journals. His published research has appeared in many major academic journals, in several countries including Finland, Germany, Italy, and Russia, in several languages.

His recent books include: Reporting cultures on 60 Minutes (with Michael Berry), and, The Handbook of Communication in Cross-cultural Perspective (edited). His authored book, Cultures in Conversation, was awarded the “Old Chestnut” in Language and Social Interaction and Outstanding Book of the Year in International and Intercultural Communication from that division of the National Communication Association. His edited volume, Cultural Communication and Intercultural Contact, received the National Communication Association’s Award for Distinguished Scholarship in International and Intercultural Communication. His other books include Distinctive Qualities in Communication Research (with Patrice Buzzanell), Narrative and Identity: Studies in Autobiography, Self and Culture (edited with Jens Brockmeier), and Situating Selves: The Communication of Social Identity in American Scenes. His favored perspective on communication is an entry in several international encyclopedia and has been featured in the Journal of Multicultural Discourses, in Language and Intercultural Communication, by the National Academies in 2010, and as a key perspective for community work by the British Dialogue Society. Commentary on his work has appeared in The New York TimesThe Washington PostIndian Country TodayPsychology Today(several times and includes a January 2007 article about Finnishness), Vapaa Sana (North America’s largest Finnish newspaper), theFinnish American Reporter, the Moscow TimesThe Times of India, and Gentleman’s Quarterly among other outlets.

Janice Hume Researcher Profile

Researcher ProfilesJanice Hume (Ph.D., 1997, M.A., 1995, B.J., 1981, University of Missouri School of Journalism) is an associate professor of journalism in the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Georgia.

Her research focuses on journalism history, particularly how it relates to collective memory and the social construction of death. She has written two books, Obituaries in American Culture (University Press of Mississippi, 2000) and Journalism in a Culture of Grief (with Carolyn Kitch, Routledge, 2007), as well as numerous journal articles published in Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, Journalism & Communication Monographs, Journalism History, American Journalism, Journal of Popular Culture, the Review of Communication and Omega: Journal of Death and Dying. She is Research Chair of the American Journalism Historians Association and formerly served as head of the History Division, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.

Simon Harrison Researcher Profile

Researcher ProfilesSimon Harrison is Assistant Professor in the Department of English at City University of Hong Kong and author of The Impulse to Gesture: Where language, minds, and bodies intersect (2018, Cambridge University Press).

Simon Harrison“Having originally focused on form-based approaches to gesture in spoken discourse (specialising in the expression of negation), my view of gesture increasingly integrates notions from multimodal interaction and embodied cognitive science. This has expanded my analytical unit for gesture and attracted me to analysing more complex domains of social and professional interaction. So while I continue to study recurrent aspects of gesture, my latest studies also include eye-gaze in multiactivity among lifeguards (Text & Talk), gesture in assisted performance during collaborative learning (Lingua), embodied interaction in Chinese real estate showrooms (Metaphor & Symbol).

I am currently involved in two major projects. The Multimodal Corpus of Chinese Academic Written and Spoken English (MuCAWSE) has collected over 24 hours of video-recorded group interaction between students in authentic classrooms of English for Academic Purposes. We are currently processing, transcribing and coding this corpus to run studies of gesture in collaborative discourse and learning. The second major project is a monograph called The Body Language Myth: Understanding gesture in language and communication. This book will scrutinise the global popularity of ‘body language’ and introduce readers to alternative relations between body and language grounded in empirical research instead (i.e. ‘linguistic bodies’ and ‘embodied language’).”

Michael D. Slater Researcher Profile

Researcher ProfilesMichael D. Slater (Ph.D. Stanford University, 1988, MPA New York University, 1982, BA Columbia University, 1974) is Social and Behavioral Science Distinguished Professor at the School of Communication, Ohio State University.

His research includes theory-building efforts in message effects, persuasion, narrative influences, and dynamic processes of media selection, media effects, and maintenance of personal and social identity, with a particular interest in health outcomes, with over 130 publications in these and related areas. He has served as principal investigator of NIH-funded studies of community-based substance abuse prevention efforts, alcohol-related risk perceptions and media coverage, and responses to alcohol advertisements and warnings (representing over $12 million in funded research grants). He also has served as chair of the International Communication Association’s Health Communication Division and was founding chair of the Coalition for Health Communication.