Intercultural Yoga Podcasts

PostdocsIntercultural Yoga Podcasts, Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA. Eight episodes already posted in Season 1.

Intercultural Yoga is provocative conversation, hosted by Robin Kelley, associate chief diversity officer, and created by the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion,  at Gonzaga University. Yoga means “union” and is a practice to sustain mental and physical harmony with one’s cultural context. In these conversations, host and guests provide an opportunity to breathe into new spaces of knowing, related to the intercultural encounter of “the Other.”

Gonzaga is a Jesuit, Catholic, Humanist university established in 1887. If the term “the Other” is new to you, see Key Concept 39: Otherness and the Other.

Gonzaga U Job Ads: Critical Race & Ethnic Studies (USA)

“Job2 tenure track positions, Critical Race and Ethnic Studies, Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA (USA). Deadline: January 18, 2019.

  1. Associate Professor or Professor / Department Chair.
    The successful candidate will provide expert leadership on the development of a robust critical race and ethnic studies curriculum in conjunction with affiliated departments and programs, support a dedicated CRES tenure-track colleague (also to begin in Fall 2019), teach courses in the program (initially 2 courses over the academic year), and offer faculty development opportunities. We welcome candidates who demonstrate excellence in reflective multicultural and inclusive teaching practices and display a strong commitment to collaboration and interdisciplinarity.

  2. Assistant Professor.
    The successful candidate will work with the inaugural Department Chair (also beginning Fall 2019) on the development of a robust critical race and ethnic studies curriculum in conjunction with affiliated departments and programs, and teach courses in the program. We welcome candidates who demonstrate excellence in reflective multicultural and inclusive teaching practices, and who display a strong commitment to collaboration and interdisciplinarity.

U Gonzaga Job Ad: Critical Race/Ethnic Studies Dept Chair (USA)

“JobAssociate Professor or Professor/Department Chair, Critical Race and Ethnic Studies Program at Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA, USA. Deadline: December 19, 2018.

The College of Arts & Sciences at Gonzaga University is searching for the inaugural chair for a new department in Critical Race and Ethnic Studies (CRES), to begin fall 2019. We invite applications for a tenure-stream faculty member at the Associate level or higher.

The successful candidate will provide expert leadership on the development of a robust critical race and ethnic studies curriculum in conjunction with affiliated departments and programs, support a dedicated CRES tenure-track colleague (also to begin in Fall 2019), teach courses in the program (initially 2 courses over the academic year), and offer faculty development opportunities. We welcome candidates who demonstrate excellence in reflective multicultural and inclusive teaching practices and display a strong commitment to collaboration and interdisciplinarity.

Cagli Project: Study Abroad in Italy 2017

Gonzaga University has announced that the Cagli Project is now available to advanced undergraduates as well as graduate students from any university.  This will be the 14th year of the Intercultural Communication and International Media Project in Cagli, Italy. Students can earn up to six graduate or undergraduate credits in communication and leadership in this cultural immersion project that stresses media convergence.  Come and discover the “real” Italy.  Recently one of their projects was featured in the American Journalism Review .

The program includes instruction in language and culture as well as photo, video, web design, writing and blogging.  Class begins in Florence and moves to historical Cagli in the Apennine Mountains.  The program also includes a day trip Assisi, the beautiful Renaissance city of Urbino, and there is free “weekend travel” to beautiful beaches or other Italian cities. Dates are June 17 – July 3, 2017.  The program has won several awards.

Openings are limited
– Early application deadline (first priority) is December 1, 2016.
– Application deadline, January 15, 2017.
– Deposit deadline: February 1, 2017.

Contact for additional information: Professor John S. Caputo, Department of Communication & Leadership Studies, Walter Ong, S.J. Scholar, Gonzaga University: caputo[at]gonzaga.edu

CFP Journal of Hate Studies

Call for Guest Editing Proposals – Journal of Hate Studies

The Journal of Hate Studies, published by Gonzaga University’s Institute for Hate Studies, is currently seeking proposals for a guest-edited, themed issue to be published in Fall 2017.

The Institute for Hate Studies’ mission, in alignment with Gonzaga University’s Jesuit identity, involves undertaking activities aimed at promoting reconciliation and overcoming hate. The Journal is peer-reviewed and publishes interdisciplinary work that scrutinizes the roots and prevalence of hate in the contemporary world. First established in the year 2001 and credited with publishing foundational work within the field of Hate Studies, the Journal has international distribution and welcomes contributions from various disciplines. Articles published in the journal examine hate in any of its manifestations (e.g. racism, misogyny, antisemitism, homophobia, religious intolerance, ethnic violence, anti-immigrant animus); consider how hate is institutionalized, maintained, or perpetrated through culture, organizations, policies, politics, media, discourses, and epistemologies; and develop, adapt, or refine the methods used for understanding or overcoming hate.

For its 2017 issue, the Journal seeks proposals that address a particular theme, which may be approached using different theoretical frameworks or methodologies. Possible themes include, but are not limited to:
– Hate and politics.
– Race and violence.
– Immigration and hostility.
– Digital technologies and hate.
– Bullying and anti-bullying campaigns.
– Hate speech.
– Hate and international conflicts.
– Intercultural violence and hate.
– Hate and trauma.
– Covert and subtle forms of hate.
– Campaigns and strategies to confront hate.
– Hate in global and transnational contexts.
– Hate, civil society, and social movements.
– Hate and the media.
– Hate in historical contexts.

To submit a proposal, please send a 1,500-word rationale explaining the theme and outlining the scope of the guest-edited issue, listing possible subtopics to be addressed, and indicating possible peer-reviewers. Please attach a short bio listing relevant publications and editing experience. The deadline for submissions is November 14, 2016.

The guest editor will be appointed by the Journal’s Editorial Board and will be expected to oversee the preparation of the 2017 issue of the Journal, recommending articles, working with contributors and peer-reviewers, and communicating with the Editorial Board.

For inquiries, please contact Dr. Kristine Hoover, Director of the Institute for Hate Studies (e-mail: hoover[at]gonzaga.edu) or Dr. Claudia Bucciferro, Chair of the Editorial Board (e-mail: bucciferro[at]gonzaga.edu). Please submit your proposal through the Journal’s website or send it directly to bucciferro[at]gonzaga.edu.

Study Abroad Cagli (Italy) project with Gonzaga University

Gonzaga University has announced that the Cagli Project is now available to undergraduate and graduate students from any university.  This will be the 13th year of the Intercultural Communication and International
Media Project in Cagli, Italy. Students can earn up to six graduate or undergraduate credits in communication and leadership in this cultural immersion project that stresses media convergence.  Recently one of their projects was featured in the American Journalism Review.

The program includes instruction in language and culture as well as photo, video, web design, writing and blogging.  Class begins in Florence and moves to historical Cagli in the Apennine Mountains.  The program also includes a day trip Assisi and to the beautiful Renaissance city of Urbino, and there is free “weekend travel”  Dates are June 17July 3, 2016.  The program has won several awards.

For further information, contact: Professor John S. Caputo, Department of Communication & Leadership Studies

 

Gonzaga-in-Cagli Project

Gonzaga University has announced that the Gonzaga-in-Cagli Project is now available to undergraduate as well as graduate students from any university.  This will be the 12th year of the International Media Project in Cagli, Italy. Students can earn up to six graduate or undergraduate credits in communication and leadership in this cultural immersion project that stresses media convergence.  We would like you and your students to consider this summer. Recently one of our projects was featured in the American Journalism Review. We say “Go Out a Tourist and come back a World Citizen.”

The program includes instruction in language and culture as well as photo, video, web design, writing and blogging.  Class begins in Florence and moves to historical Cagli in the Apennine Mountains.  The program also includes a day trip to the beautiful Renaissance city of Urbino, and there is free “weekend travel”  Dates are June 8 – June 24, 2015.  The program has won several awards and is considered one of the best buys in Study Abroad.

The deadline for application is February 1, 2015.  Please contact me if I can provide any additional information.

Professor John S. Caputo
Gonzaga University

Summer International/Intercultural and Backpack Journalism Program

Summer International/Intercultural and Backpack Journalism Program

For the eleventh summer Gonzaga University Master’s in Communication and Leadership Program is offering its Summer International/Intercultural and Backpack Journalism Program. Open to all graduate students or graduating seniors, the program begins in Florence and then moves into the Apennine Mountain medieval city of Cagli, where students in the Cagli Project are assigned to develop multi-media storytelling projects. Time is spent in class, in the field researching and producing stories, and in the lab completing assignments and coordinating the elements of each story. This year there are five specific course modules: Intercultural Communication, Italian language and culture (these modules include Journaling), Profile Writing, Photography, and Digital Design. The program also includes a day-trip to Urbino and free weekend-travel.   Because of the setting of this program, students will have a unique opportunity to learn how to access a foreign culture and to acquire practical language skills rapidly by using an immersion technique. The ability to assimilate quickly and to hone in on another culture¹s values are indispensable tools for anyone preparing for a career in a field where globalization and intercultural communication are becoming increasingly important. At the micro level, students will learn how “to read” another culture on its own terms — thereby eliminating cultural bias.  At the macro level, students will be ready to become facilitators in the intercultural dialogue that the modern world requires.This program is open to graduating seniors and graduate students.  The Program costs include 6 graduate credits, hotels and apartments, in county transportation, some meals, technology, and closing exhibition.   The summer session is June 8June 24, 2015, with online content pre and post Italy. For more information contact Dr. John Caputo. To see the work of former students and years go to:
http://www.gonzagaincagli.com  For details of the MA and descriptions of the program along with an application go to the main webpage.

Study Abroad in Italy with Gonzaga U

Graduate Study Abroad Program: The Cagli Project

One of the “best buys” in Graduate Study Abroad programs is our 17-day Award Winning Cagli Project, a multi-media cultural immersion project for graduating seniors and graduate students.  Begin in Renaissance Florence and then move into the Medieval market city of Cagli on the ancient Via Flaminia where you will get to know and understand the “real Italy.”  Enjoy life on the Piazza Matteoti with its quaint shops, gelateria, coffee bars and restaurants. Have classes in the Scuola d’Arte.  Many meals are shared group experiences.  Enjoy the precious opera house and the mountain springs.  Wake up to church bells, and enjoy the weekly festivals including Venerde and the Cagli beerfest.

Get to know Italians as you earn six credits learning conversational Italian, intercultural competence, photography, and profile writing. Earn the Emphasis in Intercultural and International Communication. Make friends for a lifetime in this truly transformational experience. There is still time for enrollment; see details.

Also, there are also two $300 scholarships made available by benefactors to the Gonzaga-in-Cagli Program.  The application for the scholarship is on the website.
Regular financial aid can be used for these classes.

For details contact Dr. Caputo.

Peacebuilding through Dialogue N Ireland

For the second year , Gonzaga University‘s Master’s Program in Communication and Leadership Studies is offering a graduate course in Derry, Northern Ireland to MA and PhD students. January 2, 2014-Januray 12, 2014 Peacebuilding through Dialogue in Northern Ireland.

Program Overview:
This hybrid on-line and study abroad program, sponsored by the Master’s Program in Communication and Leadership Studies provides a unique opportunity for students to develop understanding and the skills necessary for fostering peacebuilding and storytelling.  With pre and post online components as well as eight days of residency in Derry, Northern Ireland, and a day excursion to Belfast, Northern, Ireland.  Additionally there is a free travel day to the Northcoast of Ireland.  The aim of this course is to introduce concepts from the field of communication that enable an understanding of how local peacebuilding can build bridges across conflicting groups in deeply divided societies. Communication and dialogue are closely intertwined and together act at the heart of establishing shared space and creating a common future. It is in this shared space that the process of peace has begun to take shape.  However as Bakhtin (1981) insists, “each word tastes of the context and contexts in which it has lived its socially charged life” (p.293).

The course will reflect on the causes and history of The Troubles (1969-1998) as well as the tortuous peace process following the Belfast Agreement in 1998. Based on that agreement, Northern Ireland’s devolved government finally became reality in 2008. Local peacebuilding through dialogue is central to understanding how peace has been maintained.

Dialogue requires responsiveness which is made possible by qualities of thought and talk allowing transformation to take place: transformation in how people understand the self, the other, and the societies they inhabit. These qualities of thought and talk include a willingness to risk change in one’s own perspective and a commitment to embracing and struggling with others whose worldviews may be different from and threatening to one’s own.

In addition, working with former combatant’s of these troubles, students will complete a profile writing component of using storytelling and photography to tell the story of a local community member for our Faces and Voices of Derry Project.

Course Objectives:
Given full participation in the course, the student will be able to:

  • Explain the role of dialogue in communication.
  • Analyze the causes and history of The Troubles and the post-1998 peace process.
  • Recognize the development of shared community.
  • Interview and tell a story in a photojournalistic style of a one of the citizens of Derry using the class blog/website.
  • Explain the role dialogue can play in effective leadership in contemporary America.

Program Highlights:

  • Meet with peace practitioners, former combatants and local leaders from both the Nationalist and Unioninst communities in Northern Ireland
  • Walk the famous 17th century wall of Derry with an experience local guide
  • Visit the Shankhill and Falls Road areas of Belfast, their murals, and “peace walls” with former combatants from the Nationalist and Unionist communities as guides
  • Hear first hand how local peace leaders have created projects to work toward understanding and healing
  • Learn interviewing and facilitation skills for building dialogic practices
  • Create daily photo and storytelling blog.

Additional Information: See an archive of the student work and reflections in the program.

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