Maria Faust Profile

ProfilesMaria Faust is a Doctoral Candidate at the Institute of Communication and Media Studies, Leipzig University, Germany. In 2014 she was a Visiting Scholar at Renmin University, PRC, and has worked for Leipzig University, Stockholm University, University of Applied Sciences in Mittweida, the Micro Census in Saxony, and the European Institute for Journalism and Communication Research.

Maria Faust

In 2011 she presented her work at Oxford Internet Institute, in 2016 she won a Best Paper Award at IADIS Conference and presented at University of Sao Paulo, RANEPA, Sorbonne and Lomonosov University, amongst others. She has frequently published with China Media Research and guest-edited a special section on Visual Online Communication in BRICS countries with the same journal. In 2020 she published an edited volume with Thomas Herdin and Guo-Ming Chen on De-Westernization of Visual Communication and Cultures, embracing perspectives from the Global South.

Since April 2020, she serves as a CGCP Editor of Stanford Law School’s China Guiding Cases Project. During 2018 and 2019, she held the position of Associate Editor with the postgraduate journal Networking Knowledge of the Media, Communication and Cultural Studies Association (UK). In late 2020, she will take up the role as a Visiting Scholar with Bergen University, Norway.

Commencing in fall 2020, more information on her research and publications can be obtained from her academic website at

Work for CID:
Maria Faust translated KC28: Postcolonialism into German.

CID Poster #4: Types of Cultural Communication

CID PostersThis is the next of the posters designed by Linda J. de Wit, in her role as CID intern. The need for clarification between intercultural/ intracultural/ cross-cultural/ international forms of communication has been made obvious by the number of times I’ve been asked to explain the differences. These terms have been discussed at length in many publications; one direct source is:

Leeds-Hurwitz, W. (1990). Culture and communication: A review essay. Quarterly Journal of Speech, 76, 85-96.

The idea to use fruit for the visual explanation of the different terms was Linda’s, and came from proverbs: in English, one is told not to compare apples and oranges; in many other languages, the fruits referred to are apples and pears. The poster thus implicitly refers to the relativist idea that cultures shouldn’t be judged in comparison to others.

Types of Cultural Communication
Just in case anyone wants to cite this poster, the following would be the recommended format:

Center for Intercultural Dialogue. (2017). Types of cultural communication. CID Posters, 4. Available from:

As with other series, CID Posters are available for free on the site; just click on the thumbnail to download a printable PDF. They may be downloaded, printed, and shared as is, without changes, without cost, so long as there is acknowledgment of the source.

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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Sachiyo M. Shearman Profile

ProfilesSachiyo M. Shearman (Ph. D., Michigan State University) is an associate professor in the School of Communication at East Carolina University.

Sachiyo M. Shearman

She teaches courses such as Cross-Cultural Communication, Conflict and Communication, and Research Methods both at the undergraduate and the graduate level.  Her research interests include cross-cultural comparative studies in communication styles and preferences, individual differences (such as dogmatism) and cognitive information processing in conflict resolution and intercultural communication in various contexts such as work and family.  Her research has been published in journals such as Communication Quarterly, Communication Research Reports, Human Communication Research, Journal of Intercultural Communication Research, Journal of Family Communication, The International Journal of Human Resources Management, and Asian Journal of Social Psychology.

Archana Shrivastava Profile

ProfilesDr. Archana Shrivastava is Associate Professor & Head of the Business Communication Area at Birla Institute of Management Technology, India.

Archana ShrivastavaHaving worked at various universities and colleges, she has 19 years of research, teaching and training experience. Dr. Shrivastava earned her Ph.D. and M.A. in English literature from Dr. Hari Singh Gour University, Sagar in M.P. She is a Thomas certified professional and can perform Personal Profile Analysis (PPA) and Human Job Analysis (HJA). She is trained to teach “Business English Certificate Course and is also an active member of the Association for Business Communication, Communication Institute of Greece, and Eastern Communication Association.

Her current research and publications are in the areas of cross-cultural communication, leadership, team building, skill development. She has participated and presented papers in various conferences both in India and abroad. She has authored numerous case studies and research papers published in journals like IVEY, Emerald,  and Case Centre (European Case Clearing House). She is a recipient of a travel grant awarded by AICTE in 2015 to present her research at Columbia University in New York. She is the recipient of the best paper award in 2017 at the conference in Oxford University, and in 2018 in the international conference at Teri University.

Dr. Shrivastava has more than 19 years of academic experience to teach/train a variety of courses including: Business Communication, Soft Skills, Business Etiquette, Handling Interviews, Presentation Skills, Nonverbal Communication, Audience Analysis, Crisis Communication, Conflict Management, Negotiation Skills, Intercultural Communication, and Empathic Listening. She has been conducting trainings and Management Development Programmes (MDPs) for senior executives of several renowned  organizations and PSUs in India, including NTPC, NHPC, GAIL, IFFCO, and Power Grid. She has also been mentoring and developing students in the area of Soft Skills, especially People Skills.

Selected Publications

Shrivastava A. (2018). Using connectivism theory and technology for knowledge creation in cross-cultural communication. Research in Learning Technology, 26.

Shrivastava, A. (2018). A small initiative in the journey of making leaders with the help of authentic leadership model. Kybernetes47(10), 1956-1972.

Shrivastavam, A., Midha, M., & Vama, R. (2017). Employability skills: A comparative study of students from metro and two tier cities in India. FOCUS: The International Journal of Management, 12(2), 51-58.

Shrivastava, A., & Midha, M. (2016) Transactional style inventory: A tool to enhance interpersonal effectiveness. International Journal on Leadership, 4(2).

Shrivastava, A., & Srivastava A. (2016). Measuring communication competence and effectiveness of ASHAs (accredited social health activist) in their leadership role at rural settings of Uttar Pradesh (India). Leadership in Health Services, 29(1), 69-81.

Shrivastava, A., & Bindra, A. (2015). Re-designing organizational communication model of Akosha: An online consumer forum in India to resolve consumer complaints. The Case Centre, Reference no. 315-033-1.

Shrivastava, A. (2014). Active empathic listening as a tool for better communication. International Journal of Marketing and Business Communication, 3(3/4), 13-18.

Shrivastava, A. (2014). Sustainable development and inclusive growth model for improving organic agriculture in India: A case study on communication and awareness strategies of Morarka Foundation. The Case Centre, Reference number 914-017-1.

Work for CID:
Archana Shrivastava has served as a reviewer for translations into Hindi.

US Air Force job ad: Professor of Cross-Cultural Communication

Department: Department of the Air Force
Agency: Air Education and Training Command
Job Announcement Number: AD-SPAATZ-11-15
SALARY RANGE: $80,000.00 to $100,000.00 / Per Year
OPEN PERIOD: Friday, December 5, 2014 to Monday, January 5, 2015
SERIES & GRADE: AD-1701-00
POSITION INFORMATION: Full Time – Excepted Service Term NTE 3 YEARS
DUTY LOCATIONS: 1 vacancy – Montgomery, AL View Map
WHO MAY APPLY: United States Citizens
The mission of the United States Air Force is to fly, fight and win…in air, space and cyberspace.

The U.S. Air Force Culture and Language Center at Air University invites applications for the position of Professor of Cross Cultural Communication. The successful applicant will join a growing inter-disciplinary department that develops cross-culturally competent military personnel. The primary purpose of this position is to teach, research, and conduct scholarly service that increases airman’s cross-cultural competence. Specifically, the incumbent will provide expertise on inter-personal cross-cultural communication and develop/deliver general, transferable frameworks that students can employ anywhere they are deployed.

WHO MAY APPLY: **ALL APPLICANTS MAY APPLY** Click here for more information on additional eligibilities. You will have the opportunity to select one or more eligibilities during the process, if applicable. **Air Force is not responsible for erroneous eligibilities “you – the applicant” list or fail to list**

TRAVEL REQUIRED: Occasional Travel, Travel may be required
RELOCATION AUTHORIZED: Yes, PCS costs may be paid
*You must be eligible to obtain a Secret security clearance
*You must be a U.S. citizen to qualify for this position
*Travel and relocation expenses may be paid
*Position may require a pre-employment drug test
*You may be required to do some travel

The primary duties of this position are on teaching to include developing curricula; leading seminars; facilitating on-line programs and delivering lectures; conducting faculty development; advising student research; and assessing student learning. While the focus of the position is on graduate-level professional education, the incumbent will also instruct a large on-line course at the undergraduate level and contribute scholarly guidance to the development of pre-deployment training. Research will include designing and conducting original scholarly studies and publishing results in academic and professional fora. Service will include vetting organizational products; academic committee work; and establishing/maintaining professional relationships with colleagues across and outside of Air University.

Air University is a Level V post-secondary institution accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. We seek an individual with research and instructional expertise in cross-cultural communication. Applicants must show evidence of teaching and research in a post-secondary institution. Applicants must have relevant academic experience commensurate with the requirements to teach senior US and international military and civilian leaders. The position also requires a demonstrated ability to design, develop and evaluate graduate-level course materials and instructional methodologies. The position requires a broad knowledge of military and academic cultures, knowledge of academic research methods and demonstrated skill in writing and editing for publication. The ability to lead diverse teams and communicate effectively to a wide range of audiences is also a requirement. The position requires a broad knowledge of joint/service military thought and theory to include the elements of national power, international relations, and military capabilities and limitations.

A Ph.D. is highly desired; a master’s degree is required and must be in an academic discipline relevant to anthropology, communication, or sociology.

Academic rank for the position is open but the focus is at the Assistant and Associate Professor and Administrative Faculty level.

To qualify based on education, submit copy of your transcripts or list of courses with credit hours, major(s), and grade-point average or class ranking. We will be unable to return these to you. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program.  It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.

You must be a U.S. citizen to qualify for this position.
In order to qualify for this position, you must be able to obtain a Secret security clearance.
You may be required to do some travel.

This job is being filled by an alternative hiring process and is not in the competitive civil service. This is an Administratively Determined position in the excepted service.

* The position will be an initial three year appointment with a one-year probationary period, with the potential for continued reappointment for additional 3-5 year terms.

The materials you send with your application will not be returned.

Your latest résumé will be used to determine your qualifications.

To determine if you are qualified for this position, your résumé will be reviewed and compared to your responses to the assessment questionnaire. Applicants, who disqualify themselves, will not be evaluated further.

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes: Your Résumé

2. Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section below)

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Monday, January 05, 2015. For all details, see the original posting.

Cross-Cultural Communication in Fragile States

USIP logoCross-Cultural Communication in Fragile States

Event Location
U.S. Institute of Peace

2301 Constitution Ave NW
Washington, DC
Start Date: Tuesday, November 19, 2013 – 9:00am
End Date: Thursday, November 21, 2013 – 5:00pm

How often have we heard the refrain, “We failed to understand the culture”? Most professionals are not prepared to operate in an environment of sudden stress, to remember key cultural lessons while under pressure. Participants will practice “reframing solutions” as they respond to differences in high and low context communication styles, individual versus collective organization, power distance, and temporal orientation.

Instructor: Peter Weinberger

Time and time again, we have heard the refrain about work in fragile states, “We failed to understand the culture.”  Most pre-deployment briefings do not prepare professionals to operate in an environment of sudden stress, to remember key cultural lessons while under pressure.

This course shows how to reframe solutions, to deal with local peoples respectfully while addressing functional problems on the ground. Learn and practice differences in high‐ and low‐context communication styles, individual versus collective organization, power distance, and temporal orientation.

Everett Rogers award


Honoring achievement in innovation, IT, networks, national development, cross-cultural communication, entertainment education
LOS ANGELES – The Norman Lear Center of the Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism at the University of Southern California announces a call for entries for the 2013 Everett M. Rogers Award.

The entry deadline is March 29, 2013.

Everett M. Rogers (1931-2004) was an influential communication scholar and teacher whose Diffusion of Innovations is the second-most cited book in the social sciences.

The Rogers Award was established in 2005 by the USC Annenberg School. In 2013 the award will honor an outstanding scholar, practitioner of communication or independent writer whose own work contributes path-breaking insights in areas of Ev Rogers’s legacy:
•       Diffusion of Innovation: Discovering how new ideas & technologies spread
•       Communication & National Development: Designing interventions that empower people and organizations
•       Historical & Social Evolution of IT: Tracing the growth & impact of information technologies
•       Cross-cultural Communication: Understanding & overcoming boundaries
•       Network Processes & Effects: Analyzing & harnessing the power of networks
•       Entertainment Education: Using storytelling to inform, engage & inspire

The Norman Lear Center invites you to nominate any individual or collaborative team whose work contributes to greater understanding about the kinds of issues close to Ev’s heart. Entries will be evaluated on (1) their relevance to areas of scholarship to which Ev Rogers contributed; (2) their excellence; and (3) their impact on communication practice or scholarship.

There is no requirement concerning a nominee’s institutional affiliation or nationality. Nominators may propose more than one entry. Self-nominations also will be accepted.

•       Nominee’s resume, biography or c.v.
•       Letter of nomination addressing the Award’s criteria
•       A publication, website, DVD or other material that exemplifies the nominee’s achievement

The winner will receive a prize of $2,500 and present a talk at the USC Annenberg School in Los Angeles in 2013. Transportation and lodging will be provided. E-mail nominations with links are acceptable. Hard copy nominations should be sent by March 29, 2013 to:

The USC Norman Lear Center
8383 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 650
Beverly Hills, CA 90211

Questions about the award may be sent to: enter AT Information about the Rogers Award can also be found online.

Everett M. Rogers Award Committee: Peter Clarke, Chair • Leo Braudy • Manuel Castells • K.C. Cole • Doe Mayer • Arvind Singhal • Tom Valente

The Norman Lear Center is a multidisciplinary research and public policy center studying and shaping the impact of entertainment and media on society. From its base in the USC Annenberg School, the Lear Center builds bridges between faculty who study aspects of entertainment, media and culture. Beyond campus, it bridges the gap between entertainment industry and academia, and between them and the public.

Located in Los Angeles at the University of Southern California, the Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism is a national leader in education and scholarship in the fields of communication, journalism, public diplomacy and public relations. With an enrollment of more than 2,200 students, USC Annenberg offers doctoral, graduate and undergraduate degree programs, as well as continuing development programs for working professionals across a broad scope of academic inquiry. The school’s comprehensive curriculum emphasizes the core skills of leadership, innovation, service and entrepreneurship and draws upon the resources of a networked university located in the media capital of the world.

USC job ad

Business Communication: The Center for Management Communication in the Marshall School of Business invites applications for a full-time Assistant, Associate, or full Professor of Clinical Management Communication (non-tenure-track, rank dependent on experience and qualifications) beginning in academic year 2013-14.

Teaching responsibilities will include undergraduate and graduate courses in communication strategy, organizational and leadership communication, and advanced writing for business. We are especially interested in applicants with expertise in the areas of new media, business ethics, workplace diversity, and international/cross-cultural communication. Service responsibilities to the department, school, and university are also required.

Strong applicants will have demonstrated excellence in teaching, extensive hands-on business experience in today’s global marketplace, a command of classroom technology and new media, and a Ph.D. in a related field.

The Center for Management Communication is the oldest and largest unit of its kind in the U.S., with 24 full-time faculty members from a range of professional and disciplinary backgrounds. We encourage cross-disciplinary scholarship and collaborative teaching. USC offers competitive salaries and excellent benefits packages.

To apply, please post a letter of application, CV, and the names of three references to the USC Jobs site, requisition #014731.  Review of applications will begin September 1, 2012, and will continue until a suitable candidate or candidates are identified.

Further inquiries may be sent via email or in hard-copy format to:
Gregory Patton, Ph.D.
Chair, Faculty Recruitment Committee
Center for Management Communication
Marshall School of Business
3660 Trousdale Parkway – ACC 400
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA  90089-0444

The University of Southern California values diversity in its entire faculty and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.  Women, men, and members of all racial and ethnic groups are encouraged to apply. 

Cross-cultural/intercultural powerpoints wanted

Request for Basic Cross-cultural/Intercultural Powerpoints

“I am Mara Adelman (Seattle University, author of BEYOND LANGUAGE: Cross-cultural Communication for ESL), and I am heading to Mekelle University in Ethiopia on a Fulbright assignment, for a 42 days series of lectures, seminars, workshops on various topics in communication. Am seeking powerpoints on basic presentations for cross-cultural communication (e.g. theory, values, rituals, non-verbal, verbal, cross-cultural adaptation, work place, friendships, etc.). I would be willing to exchange for powerpoints on such topics as distraction, solitude, contemplative practices, world travel.  Please know that your powerpoints would only be used during this assignment, no copies, forwarded emails, etc. would occur.  Please send to/any questions, etc.:

–Mara Adelman, Seattle University

J Intercultural Comm Res CFP

The Journal of Intercultural Communication Research (JICR), a publication of the World Communication Association focuses on quantitative, qualitative, critical, and rhetorical research related to intercultural and cross-cultural communication. JICR publishes manuscripts that report on the interrelation between culture and communication within a single nation/culture or across nations/cultures. Authors are invited to submit manuscripts via electronic attachment to be considered for publication in volumes 40-42 (2011-2013). Manuscripts should be submitted via Manuscript Central. Manuscripts should be no more than 25 Pages 12 pt., double-spaced, 1 inch margins), not counting references, tables or figures, and must conform to the requirements of the most recent Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA). Research on the use of human participants must have been conducted in compliance with acceptable nation or international standards. (e.g., regulations of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services) on voluntary participation, informed consent, deception, and debriefing. The manuscript should not have been published or be under consideration for publication elsewhere. A detachable cover page should include the manuscript title, each author’s name mailing address, email address, telephone and fax numbers. Author identification should include each author’s current affiliation and address, highest degree earned, the institution granting the degree, and the year granted. A 50-100 word abstract and a list of keywords should follow the title page. Table and figures must be in APA style, and on separate pages and no included in the text. They should be understandable independent of the text, but their approximate position should be indicated in the text and they should be referred to in the text. Authors are responsible for supplying copies of figures in finished form suitable for reproduction.

Dr. Stephen Croucher (Editor) & Kelsey Duarte (Editorial Assistant)