CFP Kult-ur: Youth, participation and experiences in the city

Publication OpportunitiesCFP Kult-ur, Revista Interdisciplinaria sobre la Cultura de la Ciudad, Special Issue: Youth, participation and experiences in the city

Deadline for submission of original manuscripts for all sections:
December 1, 2017
Publication date: second quarter 2018

Guest Editors: David Poveda, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid (Spain) and Lígia Ferro, Universidade do Porto (Portugal)

This special edition explores research into how young people experience and act in the urban spaces in which they live, and how they recreate them to build today’s contemporary cities. We are particularly interested in papers using participatory methodologies and new ways of documenting and investigating with and about young people and adolescents in the city. Such methodologies include participatory action research projects, visual, multimodal and sense-based methodologies and/or the use of digital resources. Qualitative and/or ethnographic studies examining the experiences and voices of young people and adolescents in urban contexts are also welcomed.

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Frank Fitzpatrick Researcher Profile

Researcher ProfilesFrank Fitzpatrick is the academic advisor for the British Council’s global Intercultural Fluency Programme. He has a PhD in Cross-cultural Communication from Newcastle University, UK, a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Leicester, UK, and a Masters in Linguistics from the University of Surrey, UK, and is an experienced and qualified training professional. He has over 20 years of international experience in intercultural relations across Europe, Latin America and the Middle East and has worked in many different locations, including the UK, Spain, Italy, Portugal, the Balkans, Peru, Cuba, and Qatar, working with a wide range of governmental, educational and civil institutions. He also has extensive experience of successfully managing large and diverse groups of people from different cultural backgrounds. He has published in the field of language teacher education and on subjects of interest in cross-cultural business management, examining and redefining, in particular, the concept of “culture shock” in international relocation.

Frank Fitzpatrick

Selected publications:

Fitzpatrick, F. (2017). Taking the ‘culture’ out of ‘culture shock.’ Critical Perspectives on International Business, 13(4), 278-296.

Fitzpatrick, F. (2016). Voices from Cuba: Redefining culture shock. Saarbrucken: Lambert Academic Publishing.

KC86: Educación Intercultural Bilingüe (EIB)

Key Concepts in ICDThe next issue of Key Concepts in intercultural Dialogue is now available. This is KC#86: Educación Intercultural Bilingüe (EIB, or Intercultural Bilingual Education), by Luis Javier Pentón Herrera. Click on the thumbnail to download the PDF. 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.

KC86 EIBPentón Herrera, L. J. (2017). Educación Intercultural Bilingüe. Key Concepts in Intercultural Dialogue, 86. Available from:

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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King’s College London Post-graduate Studentships

FellowshipsA range of post-graduate studentships are available for 2018-19 entry at the Centre for Language Discourse & Communication at King’s College London, offering supervision in text, discourse, narrative & interaction analysis, pragmatics, linguistic ethnography, sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, applied, educational, cognitive and corpus linguistics:

To apply, you should have excellent qualifications, as well as clear research idea if you are applying for a three year PhD award.  It is important to identify and contact a potential supervisor as soon as possible, referring to faculty webpages, and you also need to submit an ordinary admissions application.

U Wisconsin-Parkside Job: Public Relations & Intercultural

Job adsThe University of Wisconsin-Parkside seeks applications for a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Public Relations, scheduled to start in the 2018-2019 academic year. Deadline: November 27, 2017

The candidate’s main area of teaching and research should be in Public Relations; the ideal candidate will be able to contribute to growing our Public Relations area.  The department places a high value on issues of social justice and diversity as well as service-learning and seeks a colleague who can contribute to those emphases.  The successful candidate will be able to teach our courses in Public Relations, Internships, and Communication and the Human Condition, in addition to contributing to teaching our lower-level core courses and upper-level courses.  Ability to teach courses in conflict management, health communication, intercultural communication, and/or communication and ethnicity is a plus.  The primary responsibility of the position is teaching undergraduate students, including advising students (typical credit load for faculty members is 24-credits).  Faculty are also expected to contribute to scholarship through research publication and perform other duties as assigned.

European U Institute Job: Director, Middle East Directions

Job adsDirector, Middle East Directions Programme, European University Institute, Florence, Italy. Closes 15 November 2017.

The Middle East Directions (MED) programme, the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS) and the School of Transnational Governance (STG) at the European University Institute (EUI), are seeking applicants for a joint appointment as the Director of the MED Programme at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies and the School of Transnational Governance.

The MED progamme is one of the newest research programmes at the Centre and is a priority for the EUI. The Programme is a continuation of the Mediterranean Programme, which positioned the EUI at the forefront of the Euro-Mediterranean research and dialogue between 1999 and 2013. The MED programme has the ambition to become an international reference point for research on the Middle East and North Africa Region. The programme focusses its research on the following axes: socio-political, economic, religious and security trends and transformations. The successful candidate will lead and coordinate a team that engages in research and active dialogue with the world of practice.

The post will be a joint appointment with the School of Transnational Governance at the EUI. Within the STG, the successful candidate will contribute to develop and, if applicable, lead the School’s relevant thematic cluster. The successful candidate is expected to run a summer school and additional offering in the field of executive training and modules suitable for inclusion in a Masters programme.

Texas State U Job: Discourses of Difference & Diversity

Job adsAssistant or Associate Professor of Communication Studies (Discourses of Difference and Diversity) at Texas State University

The Department of Communication Studies at Texas State University seeks a Communication Scholar whose research and teaching focus upon discourses of difference and diversity in cultural, health, political, or strategic contexts. We seek candidates with credentials to allow appointment at the level of either Assistant Professor or Associate Professor. We are interested in individuals who can contribute to graduate and undergraduate courses in an area of expertise that utilizes rhetorical, critical, and/or discourse analytic approaches.

The committee will begin reviewing submissions on November 15th 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

CID Poster #10: Multiculturalism vs. Social Cohesion

CID PostersThis is a bonus poster, designed by Linda J. de Wit even though she has completed her time as CID intern. This is the second poster to use the Key Concepts in Intercultural Dialogue as the source. The content here combines KC19: Multiculturalism with KC79: Social Cohesion.

CID Poster #10: Multiculturalism vs Social CohesionJust in case anyone wants to cite this poster, the following would be the recommended format:

Center for Intercultural Dialogue. (2017). Multiculturalism vs. Social Cohesion. CID Posters, 10. Available from:

As with other series, if you wish to contribute an original contribution, please send an email before starting any work to receive approval, to minimize inadvertent duplication, and to learn about technical requirements. As is the case with other CID Publications, posters should be created initially in English. Given that translations of the Key Concepts in Intercultural Dialogue have received so many views, anyone who wishes to translate their own poster into another language (or two) is invited to provide that as well. If you want to volunteer to translate someone else’s poster into a language in which you are fluent, send in a note before starting, to receive approval and to confirm no one else is working on the same one.

Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz
Director, Center for Intercultural Dialogue
intercult.dialogue AT

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KC71 Safe Space Translated into Simplified Chinese

Key Concepts in ICDContinuing translations of Key Concepts in Intercultural Dialogue, today I am posting KC#71: Safe Space, which Elenie Opffer published in English in 2015, and which Min He has now translated into Simplified Chinese. 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.

KC71 Safe space_Chinese-simOpffer, E. (2017). Safe space [Chinese]. (M. He, trans). Key Concepts in Intercultural Dialogue, 71. Available 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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CFP Europe as a Space for Intercultural Dialogue (Portugal)

ConferencesInternational Congress: Europe as a space for intercultural dialogue and mediation will take place on 26 and 27 April 2018, at the University of Minho, Braga, Portugal.

The II International Colloquium on Social Mediation will be held at the University of Minho in association with the II International Congress of RESMI and the European Mediation for Social Inclusion Colloquium. This event will take place on 26 and 27 April 2018 and addressing the theme “Europe as a space for intercultural dialogue and mediation.” It will be a moment of interdisciplinary debate on the challenges of contemporary society, addressing issues such as migration, diversity, intercultural communication and mediation, with the aim to deepening the construction of more welcoming, inclusive and peaceful societies.

The organizing committee invites all those interested in the theme of the congress to participate with the presentation of papers. Proposals for oral communications and posters  may be submitted. Submission of abstracts until December 4, 2017.