Christine Develotte is a researcher in applied linguistics. She is currently a professor of Communication at the Ecole Normale Supérieure-INRP in Lyon and a member of the ICAR research lab.
For the last ten years her main research interests have been linked to computer-mediated communication (CMC). Her research includes two aspects: the semio-linguistic aspect of online communication and the social aspect, (focusing on the analysis of human behavior). Since 2002, the data have been taken mostly from fieldwork conducted in classrooms where distance learning and teaching interactions have been emphasized, particularly through her project Le français en (première) ligne. More recently she has been studying online multimodal conversation through desktop videoconferencing tools, examining gestures and mimicry as well as oral and written communication.
Spécialiste d’analyse du discours et intéressée par les questions associées au champ de l’interculturel, c’est par une approche discursive qu’elle traite des comparaisons culturelles médiatiques par exemple. En ce moment, elle est engagée dans une recherche européenne centrée sur les médias sociaux et étudie (avec Anthippi Potolia et Fred Dervin) leurs représentations dans différents journaux gratuits européens.
Communication in Beijing: A Study Abroad program
University of Utah
May 15 – June 15, 2011
China’s global importance continues to grow exponentially. This is true in terms of economics, but it is also true in other areas, including the environment and culture. As China’s political and cultural capital, Beijing is the best place to experience China’s dizzying transformation and enduring history. This summer program would provide students a rich, multifaceted experience in China. Since this would not be a language-based experience, the program would be open to students not planning on learning Chinese. We are offering two 3 credit courses: Strategic Communication and Media Campaigns. These courses are useful for students interested in environmental campaigns, social media, public relations, advertising, political campaigns, and mass media. Specifically, these courses would be beneficial to majors in Communication, Business, Political Science, Asian Studies, and Environmental Studies. Since China is an economic power, Beijing is awash in strategic communication and media campaigns. By living in Beijing students will be immersed in Beijing’s exciting media environment, which includes Chinese and international public relations/advertising companies and environmental NGOs. Through our contacts in Beijing, we will arrange for students to learn both on-site and in the classroom from strategic communication professionals and environmental activists. The program will be hosted on the beautiful campus of China’s renowned Beijing University.
We will enhance students’ class experience through cultural outings, including visiting the Great Wall, the Forbidden City, the Summer Palace, Beijing Opera, the Olympics Bird’s Nest, the ancient Tanzhe Mountain Temple, and the many parks around Beijing.
The program will be led by Dr. Kevin DeLuca and Dr. Ye Sun and is open to undergraduate and graduate students from across the nation (Cost-$2800).
See the site for more information or email Kevin.DeLuca@utah.edu
Leena Louhiala-Salminen is Professor and Program Director of the Master’s Program in Corporate Communication at the Aalto University School of Business (AaltoBIZ) in Helsinki, Finland.
Her PhD is in Applied Linguistics (University of Jyväskylä, Finland). In addition, she has a Licentiate degree in English philology (University of Jyväskylä), an MSc in Economics and Business Administration from the Helsinki School of Economics (current Aalto University School of Business) and studies in communication (University of Helsinki).
Louhiala-Salminen’s main research interests include the various genres of business communication, the use of English as the business lingua franca, and corporate communication in international contexts. Her PhD focused on the notion of genre in business communication, with a particular emphasis on the generic qualities of the business fax. She has worked as researcher and project director in two major research projects funded by the Academy of Finland. The first one examined communication and language use in newly merged Finnish-Swedish companies, and the second project investigated business and corporate communication as business know-how of internationally operating companies and organizations. Currently Louhiala-Salminen is involved, for example, in a study examining ‘corporate language’ and communication of strategy in multinational enterprises operating in Europe.
While serving on the Advisory Board of the Center for Intercultural Dialogue, Louhiala-Salminen represented the Association for Business Communication (ABC). She is an ABC member since 1991 and has served the organization e.g. as member and chair of the Publications Board. In 2011 she was elected member of the ABC Board (Director at Large).
“A total of 18 journalists, drawn from the 10 states of South Sudan have embarked on a four-day intensive training organised by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in the South Sudan capital, Juba.
- Margaret Jjuko, a media consultant conducting the UNESCO-organised training in Juba, South Sudan, Feb 14, 2011 (ST)
The training on conflict-sensitive reporting, according to the organisers, seeks to equip media practitioners with specific skills and techniques regarded as essential in analysing conflict and post-conflict related issues in the semi-autonomous region.
“Over the years, it has been UNESCO’s mandate to support journalists dealing with conflict and post-conflict issues. This may also focus on re-building the various media institutions,” Lukosiunas told Sudan Tribune during an interview at Beijing hotel.”
For further information, see the original article in the Sudan Tribune.
“The EU has long been encouraging an exchange of ideas across its borders, hoping to engage young people in European affairs. A prime example is the European Youth Parliament – a platform for intercultural dialogue on hot political issues in the EU. It met recently in Lillehammer in Norway and we caught up with some of the young members taking part in the debate.
There are three sessions of the European Youth Parliament per year bringing together around 270 young people for 10 days. In order to familiarise young people with political processes the Youth Parliament functions the same way as the European Parliament.”
For more information, see the original article posted on Euronews.
Shiv Ganesh (PhD, Purdue University, 2000), is a professor in the Department of Communication Studies in the Moody College of Communication at the University of Texas, Austin.
Shiv studies communication and collective organizing in the context of globalization and digital technologies. His work spans critical-institutional and poststructural approaches to communication, and is currently comprised of two strands; studies of technological transformations in collective action; and studies of dialogue, conflict and social change. His research is largely qualitative but has incorporated quantitative elements, and he has done fieldwork in a number of countries, including India, Aoteaora New Zealand, the United States, and Sweden.
Current projects include a study of advocacy and voice amongst indigenous people displaced by the creation of environmental reserves in India, as well as a large-scale survey of digital interaction and engagement dynamics amongst global networks of activists. His research has appeared in a number of journals including Communication Monographs, Communication Theory, Human Relations, International Journal of Communication, Journal of Applied Communication Research, Management Communication Quarterly, Media, Culture & Society, andOrganization Studies.
Ganesh is a former editor-in-chief of the National Communication Association’s Journal of International and Intercultural Communication, and is on the editorial board of several other journals, including Communication Theory, Information, Communication & Society, Journal of Communication, Journal of Applied Communication Research, Management Communication Quarterly, Organization, and Women’s Studies in Communication. His research has won several awards from both the International Communication Association and the National Communication Association. Formerly, Ganesh served as Professor of Communication and Head of the School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing at Massey University in New Zealand.
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Liminalities: A Journal of Performance Studies will publish a new recurring section on “The City,” Editor, Daniel Makagon (DePaul University)
The aim of this blind, peer-reviewed section of Liminalities is to explore performance and performativity in urban environments.
Possible topics include:
Movement in the city
Performance and public spaces
Performance and urban architecture
Street art and graffiti
Cinema and the city
Sports in/and the city
Urban public health
The editor anticipates (at least) the following types of submissions: theoretical essays; ethnographic projects; audio, photographic, video, and web-based projects (or any mix thereof) about urban life and cities; and book reviews.
Please send all materials for this section to: Daniel Makagon (firstname.lastname@example.org )
Or by mail to:
The City, Liminalities
College of Communication
1 E Jackson Boulevard
Chicago, IL 60614
Iris I. Varner is Professor Emeritus for International Business at Illinois State University where she was a professor and the Director of the International Business Institute.
Varner is a past President of the Association for Business Communication (ABC). She has won the ABC’s Outstanding Teaching Award and was named Fellow of ABC, and Distinguished Member of ABC. She received several departmental research and teaching awards. She is a native of Germany. She earned the Staatsexamen at the Albert-Ludwigs-Universitaet in Freiburg, Germany. She received her Ph.D., an M.A. in German literature and an MBA from Oklahoma University.
Varner’s research interests focus on the interaction between business management, culture, and communication. Varner is co-author of the book, Intercultural Communication in the Global Workplace. Varner has done research on expatriation, cultural adjustments for successful expatriation, and criteria determining expatriate success. She has also examined the composition of corporate boards in Asia, Europe and North America, focusing on gender representation and international preparedness. Varner is an adjunct professor at the University of Lugano, Switzerland and a visiting professor at the University of Dresden, Germany. In addition, she has given lectures and seminars in New Zealand, Hong Kong, China, Japan, Belgium, France, Russia, and Poland. She serves on the editorial board for the Journal of Business Communication, and the Business Communication Quarterly.
FLORIDA ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY, School of Communication and Multimedia Studies, is seeking an Assistant Professor (tenure-track) and two full-time Instructors in Communication and Civic Discourse. The School’s undergraduate and graduate degrees in Communication Studies emphasize contemporary cultural concerns while situating these within the broader historical context of communication and cultural theory. Candidates will be able to teach courses in rhetoric, communication, and cultural discourse with an investment in both local and global issues and communities. Areas of expertise might include communication and citizenship, public address and deliberation, identity and ethnicity, and media, technology, and the public sphere. Effective date of employment: August 2011. Ph.D. and teaching experience required, as well as demonstrated potential for research and publication. Application deadline: March 18, 2011.
Application must be made through FAU’s employment site. Position numbers: 980724, 992250 and 980928. Attach letter of application, CV, samples of scholarly work, and three reference letters to your on-line application. Confidential letters of recommendation can be sent by standard mail to: Eric Freedman, Associate Director, School of Communication and Multimedia Studies, Florida Atlantic University, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton, FL, 33431. E-mail for inquiries only: email@example.com. For detailed information on FAU, visit our web site at: http://www.fau.edu/scms. A background check is required for the person selected for this position. Florida Atlantic University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access Institution.
Saskia Witteborn (PhD, University of Washington, 2005) is Associate Professor in the School of Journalism and Communication at Chinese University of Hong Kong where she also directs the M.A. program in Global Communication. She is Associate Editor of the Journal of International and Intercultural Communication, past Chair of the Communication as Social Construction Division at NCA, and Research Associate of the University of Washington Center for Local Strategies Research (in affiliation with the United Nations Institute for Disarmament and Peace in Geneva).
Her research focuses on communicative practice and migration and how migrants create, adapt to, and enact ways of communicating and grouping in new sociocultural and political contexts (face-to-face and mediated). Moreover, her research explores how communication practices are constitutive of and constituted by transnational political, economic, and cultural processes and strategic interests. Saskia works mostly from an ethnographic and language and social interaction perspective and tries to understand how transnational migrants themselves perceive and create their sociopolitical and cultural realities. She has published on collective identity enactment by people with a migration background from Arab countries in the U.S., on social spaces, communication, and forced migration in Europe, on political advocacy by migrants from China in the U.S. and Germany as well as on Global Citizenship and Intercultural Dialogue in such journals as the Journal of Communication, Research on Language and Social Interaction, the Journal of International and Intercultural Communication, and Language and Intercultural Communication. A chapter on political advocacy and gender is published in Circuits of Visibility: Gender and Transnational Media Cultures (Ed., R. Hegde, NYU Press) and a chapter on forced migrants and new media practices is forthcoming in the Handbook of Global Media Research (Ed., I. Volkmer, Routledge).
Go to her website for further information and contact details.