Sachiko Terui Profile

ProfilesDr. Sachiko Terui is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Memphis. She received her BA from Aichi Prefectural University (Japan), MA from the University of Louisiana at Monroe, and PhD from the University of Oklahoma.

Sachiko Terui

Terui’s research interests lie in the intersections of cultures, languages, social interactions, and health among marginalized and at-risk populations. She is interested in how individuals’ (both as patients and providers) language barriers influence patient-provider interactions. Moreover, with the idea that the meanings and functions of language barriers differ depending on the political and social environments, she conducts cross-cultural comparisons in Japan and the US. She presents her research at regional, national, and international communication conferences.

Sample publications

Terui, S. & Hsieh, E. (2016). “Not homeless yet. I’m kind of couch surfing.”: Finding identities for people at a homeless shelter. Social Work in Public Health. Advance online publication. doi:10.1080/19371918.2016.1188739

Terui, S. (2015). Conceptualizing the pathways and processes between language barriers and health disparities: Review, synthesis, and extension. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, 19(1), 215-224. doi:10.1007/s10903-015-0322-x

Hsieh, E. & Terui, S. (2015). Inherent tensions and challenges of provider patient communication: Implications for interpreter training in health care settings. Journal of Applied Communication Research, 43, 141-162. 

Work for CID:
Sachiko Terui has served as a reviewer for Japanese translations.

Florida State U Job Ad: Health Communication/Ethnic Minorities

Assistant Professor at Florida State University

The School of Communication at Florida State University is seeking a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor whose research focuses on the role of communication and/or marketing communication in improving health and well-being among ethnic minority groups.

The person filling the position will have the opportunity to work with the School’s Center for Hispanic Marketing Communication and the University’s Institute for Successful Longevity ( Individuals whose research programs investigate the role of new digital communication technologies, culturally appropriate communication initiatives, and targeted multicultural communication messages in addressing health-related problems and health disparities among minority groups are encouraged to apply. Members of racial or ethnic minority groups as well as those with the ability to teach courses in multicultural/Hispanic marketing communication, advertising, and/or public relations are also especially encouraged to apply.

The faculty in the School of Communication teach and conduct research in four broad areas: communication in the public interest, strategic communication, media and technology, and multicultural/intercultural/international communication. The ideal candidate will build on our work in one or more of these areas, share a commitment to socially relevant scholarship, and engage in interdisciplinary collaboration.

A completed Ph.D. in communication or a related discipline is required by the start of the appointment. Competitive applicants will have a demonstrated record of scholarly publication, experience with seeking and strong potential for procuring external funding for research, and evidence of effective teaching. The person filling the position will be expected to teach in the undergraduate and graduate programs within the School, serve on School, College, and University committees, and advise students.

Applications must include (1) a letter of interest detailing research and teaching interests, (2) an up-to-date curriculum vitae, and (3) contact information for at least three academic references.  Application materials must be submitted via (Job # 40946). Review of applications will begin on Nov. 15, 2016, with a starting date for the position in August 2017.

Please direct all inquiries about the position to Dr. Jay Rayburn, Search Committee Chair, School of Communication, Florida State University,; 850.644.8750.

Johanna Maccioni Profile

ProfilesJohanna Maccioni is a a clinical psychologist in Brussels, Belgium. After 5 years study in psychology, she obtained a D.E.S. (Diplôme d’Etude Spécialisé) in adult psychotherapy and passed the “Agregation” (which enables her to teach within universities).

Johanna Maccioni

She worked in hospitals in oncology and other units for ten years (in Belgium and in Martinique-France). For four years at Brugmann Hospital, she coordinated a project funded by the Belgian National Cancer Plan to improve migrants’ hospital care. In 2010, this project won the Gert Noel prize from the Belgian King Baudouin Foundation (the foundation supports justice, democracy and diversity in society), and this project inspired other units in other hospitals. After that, Maccioni began teaching Social Psychology, Intercultural Psychology, Group Dynamics and Clinical Systemic Therapy at the Haute Ecole Leonard de Vinci, a school specializing in paramedical training. As of September 2015, she is teaching a course on “Interculturalism in Health” (this is the second course on the subject offered in Belgium, after “Health and Culture” given by Dr. Louis Ferrand in Anvers University for doctors). She also trains doctors and paramedics who are currently working on this subject. In addition, she participates in a group project on how to improve migrants’ hospital care, organized by the Interfederal Center for Equal Opportunities (UNI-A: Centre Interfédéral pour l’Egalité des Chances, a public institution fighting discrimination).

Publications include:

Maccioni, J. (2019). Le-La patient.e étranger.ère et sa famille face au cancer: Un projet d’accompagnement multiculturel. In A. Heine & L. Licata (Eds.), La psychologie interculturelle en pratiques (pp. 189-200). Bruxelles : Mardaga.

Maccioni, J. & Heine, A. (2019). Dispositif de formation des soignant.e.s aux compétences interculturelles. In A. Heine & L. Licata (Eds.), La psychologie interculturelle en pratiques (pp. 373-384). Bruxelles : Mardaga.

Maccioni, J., & Juliens, C.  (2016). Sur les compétences interculturelles: Enjeux et pratiques. Special issue of Les Politiques Sociales, 3/4.

Maccioni, J. (2014). Vers la compétence interculturelle dans les soins. Contact, 139, 11-12.

De Pauw, S., Maccioni, J., & Efira, A. (2014). Patients drépanocytaires: Quel accompagnement médical spécifique lors de l’adolescence? Revue médicale de Bruxelles, 35, 87-95.

[Création de livret]. (2012). Entre soignants et patients croyants: 4 représentants religieux nous informent. Question Santé ASBL, 1-27.

Maccioni, J., Etienne, A., & Efira, A. (2012). Le patient étranger face au cancer : projet d’accompagnement multiculturel. Santé Conjuguée, 59, 13-17.

Maccioni, J., Etienne, A., & Efira, A. (2011). Accompagnement multiculturel de patients étrangers. Agenda Interculturel, 289, 18-20.

Work for CID:

Johanna Maccioni has written Constructing Intercultural Dialogues #1: Lullabies, as well as a guest post, Overlanding from Brussels to Kuala Lumpur: A few comments on interactions along the way. She also serves as a reviewer for French.

University of New Mexico job ad

Assistant Professor of Intercultural Communication
The Department of Communication & Journalism at the University of New Mexico invites applications for a full-time probationary appointment leading to tenure decision as an Assistant Professor to begin August 2012. The department expects to hire a specialist in intercultural and is open to various theoretical and methodological approaches.

Minimum Qualifications:
Doctorate in communication or related field, completed by August 1, 2012.

Preferred Qualifications:
1. Background/coursework in intercultural communication or other areas of culture and communication studies.
2. Strong record of research and scholarship showing potential to lead to tenure and promotion to the rank of associate professor.
3. Interest in research and teaching that addresses intersections of the three main concentrations of the doctoral program: intercultural communication, culture and mass media, and culture and heath communication.
4. Record of teaching effectiveness at the undergraduate and/or graduate levels.
5. Ability to advise and mentor students at the graduate and undergraduate levels.
6. Record of active participation in professional communication associations.

The university is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to diversity through their teaching, research, and service.  Advising graduate students in Communication & Journalism is an expectation.

In 2004, the UNM doctoral program was ranked #2 among intercultural communication departments in the United States. Our program emphasizes the study of inter/cultural communication practices with a particular focus on the intersection of culture, change, and communication. We use the term inter/cultural deliberately to (1) signify our interest in culture as socially constructed and structurally produced and as a factor that is influential across communication contexts; and (2) to emphasize the study of difference as perceived and addressed across cultures. At the doctoral level, the curriculum includes courses such as Culture, Sustainability, and Change; Culture, Community, and Change; and Culture, Borderlands, and Change. Within the department, the Institute of Communication, Culture, and Change aims to engage research with communities to address local and international social justice issues. The department is consistently rated as a student favorite across campus. Various campus research centers and programs provide opportunities for collaboration, such as the Latin American & Iberian Institute, the Southwest Hispanic Research Institute, the Institute for American Indian Research, Women Studies, Africana Studies, and Sustainability Studies.

The University of New Mexico, the flagship university in the state, is a research I university and a minority-serving institution. Founded in 1889, 30,000 students attend UNM, which offers more than 200 degree and certificate programs. The Communication & Journalism Department sits on historic Route 66 in a newly renovated building and offers undergraduate majors in Communication and in Journalism and Mass Communication.  The MA degree is a general communication degree; at the doctoral level, intercultural communication, culture and health communication, and culture and mass communication are the areas of emphasis.

The University of New Mexico lies in the heart of Albuquerque, a high desert city of 700,000 with a multi-cultural population. The city is bordered by the Sandia Mountains, straddles the Rio Grande, and enjoys 310 days of sunshine per year. In 2008, Forbes Magazine rated Albuquerque the 13th best metro area in the country and, in 2006, the best city for business and careers.

A complete application consists of (1) a letter of interest identifying areas of expertise, research interests, and teaching experience; (2) an academic resume; (3) a sample of a recent, representative publication or conference paper; (4) evidence of teaching effectiveness, for example: student evaluations, course syllabi and/or letters of evaluation; and (5) letters from three references. For complete details and to apply, please visit this website: and reference Posting Number:  0812991.   Letters of recommendation, in pdf format, should be sent separately by the recommender to Nancy C. Montoya, Department Administrator, at For best consideration, apply by October 28, 2011. The position will remain open until filled.

Contact Karen Foss, Intercultural Communication Search Committee Chair,, 505-379-0459 if you have questions.

The University of New Mexico is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and educator.

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