Abe: Using Film in ICD

Intercultural PedagogyAbe, a film by Brazilian director Fernando Grostein Andrade, uses fusion foods as a way to approach intercultural dialogue.

Finding one’s identity is a challenge everyone faces, but few have the pressure that 12-year-old Abe feels as the son of an Israeli mother and Palestinian father. Though his parents have raised him in a secular household, both sets of grandparents insist he chooses between being Jewish or Muslim. Abe’s passion for food allows him some escape from the escalating family tensions. While exploring Brooklyn to discover new foods, he meets Chico, a Brazilian chef who believes “mixing flavors can bring people together.”

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.

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.

CFP Brazil-US Colloquium on Communication 2020 (USA)

ConferencesCall for Publication and Participation: 9th Brazil-US Colloquium on Communication Studies 2020: Present and Future Directions of Research on Brazil and the US – Media, Communications, Literature, Culture, and History, March 24-25, 2020, University of Texas Austin, Texas, USA. Deadline: October 15 2019.

Organizers invite submissions to the ninth Brazil-U.S. Colloquium on Communication Studies to be held at the University of Texas at Austin on March 24-25, 2020. The event is co-sponsored by the Brazilian Association of Interdisciplinary Studies in Communication (Intercom).  Research is welcome regarding the central theme and on any theme relevant to Brazil and the U.S., as well as other topics on history, literature, media, culture, and/or communication studies in the Americas. Comparative work Brazil-US is welcome but not required. Research may be in Portuguese or English. For selected Brazilian papers, presentations may be in Portuguese but with Powerpoint in English.

An edited volume will be published with Emerald Studies in Media and Communications highlighting scholarship from the Colloquium. For consideration in the volume, full papers are due by December 1, 2019.

Calling US Expats Working for MNCs in Brazil

Job adsLeila Valoura has requested a call go out for those who are US expats working for MNCs in Brazil. If that fits your profile, please help her if you can.

“Hello. This is a call for participation in my doctoral research in Education (Organizational Leadership Studies concentration) approved by the IRB at Northeastern University (IRB# CPS19-04-01). The purpose of this study is to explore cross-cultural learning experienced by U.S. expatriates on assignments for multinational corporations (MNC) in Brazil. This study will focus on how participants make meaning of their international assignment experience to develop cross-cultural learning. If you are a U.S. expatriate who has worked or is still working in Brazil and became interested in possibly participating in this research, please contact me for more details about the research. Participation will be online, which means that it can happen regardless of where participants are located. Thank you very much, Leila Valoura.”

Lûiz Fêrnando da Silva Researcher Profile

Researcher ProfilesLûiz Fêrnando da Silva is an experienced Brazilian specialist in the TV market, and a lecturer.  He is a TV market enthusiast with a professional and personal interest in content marketing, brand content, content strategy, windowing, streaming, content for social media, TV market regulation and laws, customer and audience insights, content trends, technologies for production and consumption of content and innovation in general.

Lûiz Fêrnando da Silva

Over the last years, he has worked for Globo TV, the biggest media group in Brazil and taught for Escola Superior de Propaganda (ESPM) e Marketing and Agência Nacional de Cinema, the latter being the main public investor on TV production in Brazil.

At Globo TV, he built experience with TV shows creation, development, production planning and programming for free and pay TV (Globo TV & Globosat), streaming services (GloboPlay & GlobosatPlay) and TV on demand (available through NET and SKY). During the years working as a researcher for Globo TV, he attended a variety of conferences – SXSW, TED, Mipcom, MipTV, L.A. Screenings and Natpe, to look for insights and trends to support creation, development and programming decisions. He became familiar with FremantleMedia Formats, and had the opportunity to visit some company displays at Mipcom and Natpe Miami.

As a researcher, his area of study is the Political Economy of Communication and Cultural Studies, with a specific interest in the investigation of national and international broadcasting systems and the way the Internet (streaming: VOD, SVOD, TVOD) imposes new regulatory and marketing challenges on local, regional, national, continental, and global levels. In addition, he has interests in subjects such as multiculturalism, gender, and race, and how they are being represented through media culture products.

Currently he is conducting a post-doctoral study entitled “Globo and Netflix: unfolding of the coexistence between the services of SVOD in Brazil.” In this investigation the goal is understanding how Netflix causes changes in the country’s two largest broadcasting companies, TV Globo (open TV) and Globosat (cable channel programmer), both owned by Grupo Globo. The research is being conducted at the Center for Communication and Society Studies (CECS), Minho University, in Braga, Portugal.

CFP Brazil-US Colloquium on Communication Studies (Brazil)

ConferencesCALL FOR PARTICIPATION AND PAPERS, VIII Brazil-US Colloquium on Communication Studies: Inequality, Gender, and Communication in the Americas: History, Culture, and Society. Universidade da Região de Joinville, Santa Catarina, Brazil, September 3-4, 2018. Deadline: June 11, 2018.

Research is welcome on the theme Inequality, Gender, and Communication in the Americas: History, Culture, and Society, as well as other topics on media, culture, and/or communication studies in the Américas. Comparative work is welcome but not required.

Submissions are on a rolling basis, and decisions will be communicated to authors within two weeks of submission. The first twenty papers accepted will receive free registration.

The colloquium is conducted in Portuguese and English with informal translation offered. Both days of the conference take place in an expanded “round table” format to facilitate discussion and Q&A between scholars interested in media and communications in Brazil, the U.S., and the Americas. Participation is welcome from researchers, graduate students, and practitioners. Scholars presenting papers may also wish to take advantage of the concurrent Intercom Conference from the 2nd to 8th of September 2018.

 

World Congress of Applied Linguistics (Brazil)

The 18th World Congress of Applied Linguistics invites proposals for presentations that are related to policy, research, theory and practice in any area of Applied Linguistics. Proposals may be for individual papers, posters, symposia or workshops (see below for information about submissions).

Theme: Innovation and Epistemological Challenges in Applied Linguistics.

Deadline for submissions: March 31 st, 2016.

Plenary speakers:
– Aneta Pavlenko (Temple University)
– Ben Rampton (King’s College London)
– Lorenza Mondada (University of Basel)
– Luiz Paulo da Moita Lopes (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro)
– Marilda Cavalcanti (Universidade de Campinas)
– Mary Bucholtz (University of California, Santa Barbara)

Host AILA affiliate: Association of Applied Linguistics of Brazil (ALAB)

From Monday 18 January 2016 all proposals should be submitted via the AILA 2017 website.

Detailed call for papers

CFP 2nd Latin Am ICA conf Brazil 2014

2nd Latin America ICA Conference
Dialogues between Tradition and Contemporaneity in the Latin America and International Communication Studies (University of Brasilia, 26-28 de March, 2014)

ICA

Call for Papers
The Graduate Program in Communication of UNB and the International Communication Association (ICA) are pleased to invite you to submit papers for the 4th Latin American Conference ICA. Two forms are accepted, papers to WGs and proposition panels.

Deadline for submissions of papers and panel proposals: Until 15th January, 2014
Notification of acceptance: 29th January, 2014
Registration deadline at reduced fees: Until 5th February, 2014
Conference: 26-28 March, 2014

Registration will be open from November 30, 2013

Conference Chair: Luiz C. Martino
The organizing committee: Fernanda Martineli, Fernando Paulino, Liliane Machado, L.C. Martino e Sérgio de Sá.
Partners: ALAIC, SBPJor, INTERCOM, ABRAPCORP

Cross-cultural dignity poem

The following is a poster poem on Crosscultural Dignity sent in by Francisco Cardosa Gomes de Matos, a peace linguist-educator from Recife, Brazil. He is Professor Emeritus of Linguistics, Federal University of Pernambuco, co-founder and current President of the Board of Associação Brasil América, and co-founder of The World Dignity University initiative. If others have poems they would like to submit, we will consider posting them as well!

Crosscultural Dignity

Latin America ICA conference

2nd Latin America ICA Conference
Dialogues between Tradition and Contemporaneity in the Latin America and International Communication Studies
Universidade de Brasília, 26 – 28 March, 2014

The 2nd Latin America ICA Conference, organized by the Post-Graduate Program of Communication Faculty of the University of Brasilia (FAC / UNB), co-organised with the International Communication Association (ICA), will be held in Brasilia / Brazil, 26-28 March, 2014. The conference will take place at the Campus Darcy Ribeiro, University of Brasilia, located in the North Wing of the Brazilian capital city. The event is supported by the Latin American Communication Researchers Association (Alaic), the Brazilian Interdisciplinary Studies of Communication Society (Intercom) and the Brazilian Journalism Researchers Association (SBPJor).

The conference aims to:
– contribute to the dissemination of regional and international communication research, and develop regional/international academic and research partnerships;
– create a space for dialogue for the positions of researchers and scholars who share an interest in the processes of communication;
– promote dialogue among different academic traditions, open to different schools of thought within communication in Latin America and other parts of the world.

Languages
The official languages are Portuguese, Spanish and English. Papers and presentations must necessarily use one of these languages. There will not be simultaneous translation in WGs and panel sessions (unless the panel organizers provide it). Presenters may designate one of the participants as translator. Moreover, we suggest the use of resources (multimedia or printed documents) in different language than the oral presentation.

Deadlines
*The online submission of original papers and panel proposals should be emailed by November 20, 2013, until 23:59 Brasilia time.
*It is recommended that submitters avoid sending proposals in the last days before the closing date.

Papers to be published
About 15 texts that have been presented during the conference will be selected by the Scientific Committee and ICA to be published in a special section of the International Journal of Communication, IJOC (http://ijoc.org), from Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism (University of Southern California, USC). The article must be translated into English. The author’s permission will be requested to publish it. The copies must be translated into English and authors will be asked to agree to permission for publication.

Conference Chair:
Professor Luiz C. Martino
email: ica2014 AT unb.br

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