1st INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON INTERGROUP COMMUNICATION
Thessaloniki, Greece (precise location TBA)
Conveved by Antonis Gardikiotis (Aristotle U. of Thessaloniki) & Howie Giles (UC Santa Barbara)
Aims of this Symposium are:
• To provide the first concentrated forum for presenting and discussing current, cutting edge research on intergroup communication
• To bring international seasoned scholars and graduates together with a view to crafting collaborative international projects on intergroup communication across a range of topics
• To stimulate interest in research and teaching of intergroup communication in Greece and its neighboring countries
The study of intergroup communication now has wide appeal in terms of its relevance to organizations, families, health, media, intercultural, new technology, etc. as we well as different disciplines. Papers on all topics of intergroup communication and will include panels on the: family; social networks; news media; disability; stigma; multilingualism; border communication; group vitalities; intergroup contact; multilingual settings; language and identity; particular intergroup settings (e.g., Ukraine, European socioeconomic crisis), etc. A number of publishing contexts will be available for work presented here, including a special issue(s) of the Journal of Language & Social Psychology on language dynamics.
Keynote speakers include Mike Hogg (Claremont Graduate U) and Anne Maass (U of Padova).
Please convey ideas for panels, papers, creative activities to both the convenors: Antonis Gardikiotis and Howie Giles. Developments will be posted at regular intervals on the ICA Intergroup googlegroups site. Sponsorship is being sought for convention support from a number of potential Associations and particularly with a view to funding international graduate students.
Sponsored by the International Communication Association and the International Association of Language and Social Psychology
CALL FOR PAPERS:
“Communication Accommodation Theory: Innovative Contexts and Applications”
Communication Accommodation Theory (CAT) – has spawned hundreds of studies (both qualitative and quantitative) across an array of diverse languages groups, cultures, applied settings, and communicative media. The journal, Language and Communication, is encouraging a Special Issue devoted to recent theoretical and empirical developments in this arena, with a view to representing CAT work across diverse methodologies. The Special Issue will be guest-edited by Howie Giles (University of California, Santa Barbara), Jessica Gasiorek (University of Hawaii, Manoa), and Jordan Soliz (University of Nebraska). Please send initial letters of interest or intent (and later, 150-word abstracts) to Howie Giles. The deadline for first drafts will be August 1, 2014.
The Department of Communication at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for a tenured senior Associate or Full Professor faculty position, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2014. The successful candidate will complement one or more of the Department’s core areas in interpersonal/intergroup communication, media communication, and organizational communication, and any of our cross-cutting emphases in communication and technology, media neuroscience, globalization, family, group, health, political, legal, or intercultural communication. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Communication or related discipline and an exceptional record of scholarship. The successful candidate will be expected to assume the role of Chair for a 3-year term beginning July, 2016. Thus, administrative experience is highly desirable.
Applicants should submit a cover letter highlighting qualifications, a curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching excellence and administrative effectiveness, three publications, and a list of 3 references along with contact information to the appropriate sections of the job search website. Questions should be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Howie Giles. The search committee will begin screening completed applications on November 1, 2013, and all materials need to be submitted before this date.
The department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service. UCSB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. This institution offers benefits to same-sex and different sex domestic partners.