Anna Klyueva Profile

ProfilesAnna Klyueva is an assistant professor of communication and public relations at the University of Houston-Clear Lake, teaching in the Communication and Digital Media Studies programs.

Her research program revolves around the matters of international and global strategic communication, global media, public relations ethics, and public diplomacy. An important part of her scholarship investigates the uses of strategic communication and questions of media ethics internationally.

Dr. Klyueva has authored over 20 publications on the topics of media transparency, cultural and public diplomacy, and online political engagement. Her most recent work investigated the social media potential for facilitating and empowering social movements in Russia through an examination of the political protests in 2011–2012.

Her work is published in the International Journal of Communication, JOMEC, Journal of Historical Research in Marketing, Public Relations Review, Journal of Russian Communication, and Central European Journal of Communication, among others. Anna Klyueva’s professional experience includes broadcast journalism and communication management in the airline industry and nonprofit organizations in Russia, Central Asia, and the United States.

Sample Publications:

Klyueva, A., & Mikhaylova, A. (2017). Building the Russian World: Cultural diplomacy of the Russian language and cultural identity. JOMEC: Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies Journal, 11, 125-143.

Klyueva, A. (2016). Taming online political engagement in Russia: Disempowered publics, empowered state and challenges of the Fully Functioning Society. International Journal of Communication, 10, 4661-4680.

Klyueva, A., & Tsetsura, K. (2015). Economic foundations of morality: Questions of transparency and ethics in Russian journalism. Central European Journal of Communication, 1(14), 21-36.

Work for CID:
Anna Klyueva translated KC18: Intractable Conflict into Russian; she has also served as a reviewer for Russian. One of her students designed CID Poster #11: Language and Intercultural Communication.

Nilanjana Bardhan Profile

ProfilesDr. Nilanjana R. Bardhan (Ph.D., Ohio University) is professor and director of graduate studies in the Department of Communication Studies at Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIUC).

Nilanjana BardhanDr. Bardhan’s teaching interests include intercultural/international communication, public relations and critical media and cultural studies. In her research, she particularly focuses on identity/difference/culture, diversity and inclusion, globalization and postcolonial theory. She teaches both graduate and undergraduate courses and has been awarded the Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award in the Department of Communication Studies at SIUC three times. She advised the department’s Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) chapter for 10 years.

In 2019, Dr. Bardhan received the Women of Distinction Award from SIUC. This award recognizes employees for their sustained commitment to women and/or issues of diversity through demonstrated leadership, vision and action. At SIUC, she has been on the advisory board of the Global Media Research Center, serves on the Diversity Curriculum Committee/Diversity Council and on the Diversity Action Council for the SIUC system. She is currently a member of the National Communication Association (NCA) and the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA). She also serves on the board of the Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations and co-chairs its Diversity and Inclusion Committee.

Dr. Bardhan is the co-editor of Public Relations in Global Cultural Contexts (Routledge) and Identity Research and Communication (Lexington Press), and the co-author of Cultivating Cosmopolitanism for Intercultural Communication (Routledge). The latter two books have won best book awards from the National Communication Association’s International and Intercultural Communication Division. She has published several book chapters, and articles in journals such as the Journal of International and Intercultural Communication, Communication Quarterly, Journal of Public Relations Research, Journal of Communication Management, Mass Communication & Society, Communication Education, Public Relations Review, International Journal of Strategic Communication and the Journal of Health Communication. She serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of International and Intercultural CommunicationPR Inquiry, and the International Journal of Strategic Communication.

Select Publications:


Sobré-Denton, M. & Bardhan, N. (2013).  Cultivating cosmopolitanism for intercultural communication: Communicating as global citizens. New York: Routledge.

Bardhan, N., & Orbe, M. (Eds.). (2012). Identity research and communication: Intercultural reflections and future directions. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

Bardhan, N. & Weaver, C.K. (Eds). (2011). Public relations in global cultural contexts: Multi-paradigmatic perspectives. New York: Routledge.

Journal Articles

Bardhan, N., & Zhang, B. (2017). A post/decolonial view of race and identity through the narratives of U.S. international students from the global South. Communication Quarterly, 65(3), 285-306.

Patwardhan, P., & Bardhan, N. (2014). Worlds apart or a part of the world? Public relations issues and challenges in India.  Public Relations Review, 40(3), 408-419.

Bardhan, N. (2013). Constructing the meaning of globalization: A framing analysis of The PR Strategist. Journal of Public Relations Research, 25(3). 1-20.

Suo, C., & Bardhan, N. (2013). Charting the waters of globalization: An analysis of Haier’s strategic organizational communication. International Journal of Strategic Communication, 7(3). 186-206.

Bardhan, N. (2011). Slumdog Millionaire meets ‘India Shining’: (Trans)national narrations of identity in the South Asian diaspora. Journal of International and Intercultural Communication, 4(1), 42-61.

Book Chapters

Bardhan, N. (2019). Practicing public relations across cultures: The value of intercultural communication competence. In C. Kim (Ed.), Public relations: Competencies and practice (pp. 43-57). New York, NY: Routledge.

Bardhan, N. (2018). Telling the story of the Ebola health crisis: Cosmopolitan communication as a framework for public relations in global contexts. In J. Drzewiecka  & T. Nakayama (Eds.), Global dialectics in intercultural communication: Case studies (pp. 205-224). New York, NY: Peter Lang.

Bardhan, N. (2015). Building bridges along the edges of culture. In K. Sorrells & S. Sekimoto (Eds.), Globalizing Intercultural Communication: A Reader (pp. 55-62). Los Angeles: Sage Publications.

Bardhan, N., & Sobre-Denton, M. (2015). Interculturality, cosmopolitanism, and the role of the imagination: A perspective for communicating as global citizens. In M. Rozbicki (Ed.), Perspectives on interculturality (pp. 131-160). Palgrave Macmillan.

Bardhan, N., & Patwardhan, P. (2014). Public relations in a transforming environment: Perspectives from public relations leaders in India. In B. Berger & J. Meng (Eds.), Public relations leaders as sense makers: A global study of leadership in public relations and communication management (pp. 156-170). New York: Routledge.

Work for CID:

Nilanjana Bardhan wrote Constructing Intercultural Dialogues #4: America the Beautiful.

College of Charleston job

The Department of Communication at the College of Charleston announces a tenure-track Assistant Professor position, to begin August 2012. Ph.D. in communication or mass communication required by time of appointment.

This position requires a specialty in strategic communication or public relations.  Applicants with expertise in international or global public relations and/or ethics are especially welcome. All methodological perspectives will be considered.  Teaching assignments depend on the expertise of the successful applicant but will include basic, capstone and writing intensive courses in strategic communication and mass media. Qualified candidates will be expected to contribute at both the undergraduate and graduate level.  Research active faculty carry a 3-2 teaching load.

Evidence of effective teaching (e.g., syllabi, examples of student work, student evaluations), a description of your commitment to the most recent pedagogical and technological advances, and evidence of scholarly or creative potential (e.g., samples of previous work) are required.

Interested candidates should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, teaching portfolio, unofficial graduate transcripts, and three letters of reference should be sent electronically (preferred) or by regular mail to the search committee:

Dr. Amanda Ruth-McSwain, Search Committee Chair
Department of Communication
College of Charleston
66 George Street
Charleston, South Carolina 29424

Review of materials will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Materials should arrive by October 1, 2011 to assure full consideration.

This collegial department has over 20 full-time faculty, approximately 750 undergraduate majors, and a master’s program. To learn more about the department and the College of Charleston, founded in 1770 and located in the historic downtown area, visit our Web site at  A description of our world class Advisory Council can be found at The College of Charleston has adopted a strategic plan emphasizing interdisciplinary research and teaching and placing a high priority on international initiatives.

The College of Charleston is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.  The College of Charleston is committed to creating a diverse community.

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