The Value of a Fulbright

FulbrightsLeeds-Hurwitz, W. (2020). The value of a Fulbright: Internationalizing education one person at a time. In P. K. Turner, S. Bardhan, T. Q. Holden & E. M. Mutua (Eds.), Internationalizing the communication curriculum in an age of globalization (pp. 196-206). New York: Routledge.

Fulbrights have the greatest impact on the person most directly involved, who is given the opportunity to move between countries. But that person has students. And that person has colleagues. So, as it turns out, changing one person at a time works well as a way to internationalize the curriculum.

Over a year ago I requested that scholars who had held Fulbright awards write to me about their experiences. This chapter would not have been possible if so many had not taken the time to send me their stories. Hopefully I have summed up what we all learned in ways that these colleagues will approve, and others will find useful. The short version of the chapter’s advice: if you have not yet applied for a Fulbright, do so! (There are Fulbrights for those based in the USA who wish to live abroad, and for those living elsewhere who wish to spend time in the USA.)

Here is how the book’s editors summarize the entire volume:

“Globalization and the resulting internationalization of universities is driving change in teaching, learning and what it means to be educated. This book provides exemplars of how the communication discipline and curriculum are responding to the demands of globalization and contributing to the internationalization of higher education.

Communication as a discipline provides a strong theoretical and methodological framework for exploring the benefits, challenges and meanings of globalization. The goal of this book, therefore, is to facilitate internationalization of the communication discipline in an era of globalization. Section one discusses the theoretical perspectives of globalism, internationalization, and the current state of the communication discipline and curriculum. Section two offers a comprehensive understanding of the role, ways and impact of internationalizing teaching, learning and research in diverse areas of study in communication, including travel programs and initiatives to bring internationalization to the classroom. The pieces in this section will include research-based articles, case studies, analytical reviews that examine key questions about the field and themed pieces for dialogue/debate on current and future teaching and learning issues related to internationalizing the communication discipline/curriculum. Section three provides an extensive sampling of materials and resources for immediate use in internationalization in communication studies: sample syllabi, activities, examples and readings will be included. In sum, our book is designed to enable communication curriculum and communication courses in other disciplines to be internationalized and to offer different approaches to enable faculty, students and administrators to incorporate and experience an internationalized curriculum regardless of time and financial limitations.”

EIUC Summer School: Cinema Human Rights and Advocacy (Italy)

Study AbroadSummer School in Cinema, Human Rights and Advocacy,  Global Campus of Human Rights (EIUC) in Venice Lido, Italy, 30 August to 9 September, 2020. Early Bird Deadline: 2 March 2020.

The Summer School is a training initiative jointly developed by the Global Campus and Picture People. The 11-day intense training is aimed at young professionals wishing to broaden their understanding on the connections between human rights, films, digital media and video advocacy, to share ideas and foster participatory and critical thinking on urgent human rights issues, debate with experts and filmmakers from all over the world during the Venice international Film Festival and learn how to use films as a tool for social and cultural change.

CFP Middle East Dialogue 2020 (USA)

ConferencesCall for proposals: Middle East Dialogue 2020, March 20, 2020, the Historic Quaker Meetinghouse, Washington DC. Early Deadline: February 20, 2020.

Policy Studies Organization and The Digest of Middle East Studies have announced the official call for proposals for our annual Middle East Dialogue 2020. The event aims to promote dialogue about current policy concerns in the Middle East, and to provide a civil space for discussion across the religious and political spectrum. The goal is to bring together scholars, policy-makers, and other leaders within the global and local community to respectfully, and productively, discuss the diverse range of issues affecting the region. The conference is co-sponsored by Rice University, American Public University System, the Next Century Foundation, and the Capital Communications Group.

Jessika Rezende Souza da Silva Researcher Profile

Researcher ProfilesJessika Rezende Souza da Silva is a historian, educator, and activist in the struggle for anti-racist education. She has a master’s degree in History Teaching and is a PhD student in Education at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro – in collaboration with New York University.

Jessika Rezende Souza da Silva

A member of the Laboratory of Studies and Research in History Teaching (LEPEH) and of the Group of Studies and Research in Anti-Racist Education (GEPEAR), both at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, she researches multicultural education, postcolonial curriculum, education in museums and sites of memory, teaching of Afro-Brazilian history and culture, and Anti-racist Education.

As a researcher, in her doctoral work, she has been studying the educational potential of museums in a transnational perspective. Putting in dialogue the exhibitions of the Afro-Brazil Museum in São Paulo and the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington D. C., she has been reflecting on how museum exhibits constitute narratives that educate and give way to intercultural communication, sense-making, and multicultural education. The partial results of this ongoing research have already been presented in lectures and congresses at Brazilian and US universities, such as the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, New York University, University of Pennsylvania and Harvard University.

Currently, Jessika works in the public school system of the state of Rio de Janeiro where she teaches high school. She also participates in a special program for Knowledge and Practices of Basic Education at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, teaching and advising students, who are mostly teachers from public and private schools in the country seeking to improve their pedagogical practices.

Publication:

Souza, J. R. (2016). Entre a cruz e o terreiro: uma análise em torno da integração entre a religiosidade afro-brasileira e o Ensino de História no Museu do Negro. Rio de Janeiro: Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro.

U Dayton: Director of Programs, Human Rights Center (USA)

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Director of Programs, Human Rights Center, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH. Deadline: March 15, 2020.

This position will provide leadership on the Center’s offer of meaningful, life-changing human rights-related experiences for graduate and undergraduate students–both in and out of the classroom. The position will administer existing Human Rights Center (HRC) programs and will be responsible for developing and cultivating new programmatic educational, research and experiential learning opportunities for students locally, nationally and internationally. The Director will lead on projects related to the intersections of business, science, technology and human rights, the UN Global Compact and University-wide engagement in relation to the Sustainable Development Goals and Agenda 2030.

The HRC creates positive change through education, dialogue and transdisciplinary research for and about advocacy. As part of a University that promotes the common good, the Center is committed to bridging the gap between theory and practice in order to advance human rights and sustainable development locally, nationally, and around the world. The Center provides a range of targeted fellowships, scholarships, affiliations and opportunities for deepening applied knowledge, experience and evidence in the field of human rights and rights-based development.

U Macau: Assist/Assoc Prof in Journalism (China)

“JobAssociate/Assistant Professor in Communication, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Macau, Macau, China. Deadline: Open until filled, but review begins mid-February 2020.

The Department of Communication of the Faculty of Social Sciences invites applications for the positions of Associate/Assistant Professor in Communication. They are specifically looking for applicants in data journalism and big data communication studies. A track record of high quality research and publication through internationally respected outlets or demonstrated ability is a must. An ability to teach courses in some of the following areas is also needed: journalism, data journalism, new media studies, public relations, advertising, research methods, big data communication research and/or communication theories.

David: Using Film in ICD

Intercultural PedagogyDavid, the film co-written, co-produced and co-directed by Joel Fendelman and Patrick Daly, would be a great conversation starter for any discussion of intercultural dialogue, or broader issues of intercultural communication.

The film shows what happens when 11-year-old boys interact without having labels (in this case, “Jew” and “Arab”) to use as their starting point. To quote a line from the trailer, this is “a film about possibilities.”

If you use other films in your work or teaching that relate to intercultural dialogue, please take a moment to send an email with a short note, as CID is currently preparing a list of such films to post as a resource.

 

 

Lancaster U: PHD Scholarships (UK)

“Studentships“PhD Scholarships include all tuition fees and a contribution of £15,000 towards maintenance costs, starting October 2020, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Lancaster University. Deadline: 28 February 2020.

  1. Cultures of Creative Practice and Social Change (Department of Languages and Cultures)

    The Department of Languages and Cultures at Lancaster University has a significant cluster of researchers working in creative literary and cultural practices and in projects that foster new understandings of socio-cultural phenomena and their capacity to influence and promote social change. This dedicated PhD studentship provides the opportunity to pursue research into areas that build on these specialisms. Interested applicants should address one or more of the following areas of enquiry and work should be in one or more of the department’s major languages: Chinese, French, German, or Spanish

  2. Transnationalism, Mobility & Borders (Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts)

    This PhD provides an exciting opportunity to participate in a rich exchange of intellectual perspectives relating to the Institute’s disciplines, while focussing on the research theme “Transnationalism, Mobility & Borders”. The PhD research will use practice-based and/or critical research on pressing contemporary issues such as migration and refugeeism, racism, xenophobia, violence and populist politics, postcolonialism and decolonization, globalization and inequality, transport, technology and mediation. The Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts (LICA) incorporates Art, Design, Architecture, Film and Theatre. We are open to proposals for projects that are either broadly situated within any of the five disciplines or that cross disciplinary boundaries.

U Edinburgh IASH Postdoctoral Fellowships 2020-21 (Scotland)

PostdocsPostdoctoral Fellowships and Bursaries 2020-21, Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH), University of Edinburgh, Scotland. Deadline: 30 April 2020.

Applications are invited for postdoctoral bursaries from candidates in any area of the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. The Institute welcomes visiting researchers from across the world. A 2020-2021 IASH Postdoctoral Fellowship provides:

  • Research visit at the University of Edinburgh for three to ten months
  • Bursary* of up to a maximum of £13,000
  • Dedicated office space, University e-mail and library access
  • An allocated University mentor from an area relevant to the Fellows’ research interests
  • Weekly Fellows’ Lunch to build community
  • Collegial work-in-progress seminar series for testing new ideas
  • Calendar of engaging events at the Institute and College
  • Opportunities to participate in and design funded workshops, colloquia, etc at the Institute

NOTE: Many other fellowships are offered by IASH as well.

CFP IAMCR 2020: Reimagining the Digital Future (China)

ConferencesCall for Proposals: IAMCR, Reimagining the Digital Future: Building Inclusiveness, Respect and Reciprocity,  12-16 July 2020, Beijing, China. Deadline: 10 February 2020.

The International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) invites the submission of abstracts of papers and proposals for panels for the 2020 Congress of the Association, which will be held from 12 to 16 July, 2020 at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China.

At the critical juncture of the second decade of the 21st century, the world is facing tremendous challenges. The past three decades of cultural, economic and communication globalisation have created sharp income and wealth inequities, a divisive international community, dysfunctional media, an increasingly fragmented digital culture and an accelerating environmental crisis. We witness growing populism and protectionism and a dissolving consensus on global engagement and international collaboration. We see deepening technological contestation in digital media and artificial intelligence between the world’s two economic powerhouses. We also witness a sharp decline of the quality of national and international information flows as a result of widespread misinformation facilitated by social media.

These developments pose urgent questions and challenges for media and communications scholars. What are the reasons for the division, gaps and fragmentation we now see? What roles have digital media communication played in these developments at both the local and global levels? What values should inform our proposals for addressing them?

This year’s conference aims to respond to those challenges by re-examining the roles and patterns of global communication while including local voices, seeking critical reflections on the relationship between them, and exploring feasible agendas for a shared digital future based on inclusiveness, respect and reciprocity.