CFP Discourse: Multidisciplinary Perspectives (UK)

One day-colloquium on ‘Discourse: Multidisciplinary Perspectives’
University of Sussex, Friday 18th November 2016 (Please note the change of date)

Call for papers

The English Language & Linguistics group at the University of Sussex is organizing a one-day colloquium on ‘Discourse: Multidisciplinary Perspectives’. We invite papers from the full range of disciplines that use discourse analysis, such as literature, media studies, anthropology, history, linguistics, politics, psychology, gender studies, medicine, education, literature and more.  The sub-topic of the colloquium is ‘Reflections on Representation, Identity and/or (Non)Belonging’, which we encourage participants to interpret in the broadest sense. As such, we welcome both illustrative research papers detailing discourse analyses on the topic/s, as well as position papers which help show how representation, identity and (non)belonging are understood from a discourse perspective within your particular discipline. Various perspectives are encouraged and some themes which have emerged from discussions with colleagues across disciplines include:
• representation of public/political figures or groups in the media,
• patients’ self-accounts in medicine/psychology,
• defendants’ self-presentations in criminology/law,
• negotiation of self-identity in the classroom in sociology/education or representation of values in public and/or educational texts
• identity construction in oral/written memories of war veterans and/or historical crucial moments in oral history
• and much more.

We hope that the event will lead to greater understanding of how discourse is conceptualised and approached across disciplines and reveal opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration. Depending on interest, we also envisage a selection of papers being published in a special issue of CADAAD Journal (Critical Approaches to Discourse Analysis Across Disciplines).

If you are interested in contributing a paper, please send a 300 word abstract to Roberta Piazza (r.piazza[at]sussex.ac.uk) by September 30th 2016.

U Denver job ad: Culture and Communication

The Department of Communication Studies at the University of Denver seeks to hire a tenure track Assistant Professor in Culture and Communication (Critical Intercultural Communication) for the 2015-2016 academic year. The Department of Communication Studies grants B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees. The graduate program is focused on three areas of inquiry: Culture and Communication, Interpersonal and Family Communication, and Rhetoric and Communication Ethics. The area of Culture and Communication investigates the communicative constitution and intersection of difference in its various codifications as culture, race, class, religion, ethnicity, nationality, gender and sexual orientation. Its vision is to promote an ethic of inclusivity, racial and social justice, reciprocity, and mutual transformation in the encounter of difference. Courses reflect this emphasis, focusing on the social and performative construction of identity, the politics of representation, performances of affect, identity, and community and vernacular and embodied rhetorics, all informed by critical, feminist and queer perspectives on cultural communication.

The person hired will teach five courses over three quarters in critical intercultural communication at the graduate, and introductory and advanced undergraduate levels, with possibility to teach in their areas of specialization; maintain an active scholarly research/creative activities agenda related to critical intercultural communication; and perform departmental, university, or disciplinary service.

The university and department are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive educational environment. Applicants are requested to include information about how they will advance this commitment through their research, teaching, and service. Likewise, candidates should demonstrate knowledge and experience with a variety of teaching methods and/or curricular perspectives to effectively engage diverse populations and learning styles.

Required Education and Qualifications:
Ph.D. in Communication Studies required, ABD in Communication Studies considered Publications and research agenda in critical intercultural communication Excellent university level teaching experience in critical intercultural communication is expected Potential to mentor graduate students Demonstrated service to academic institutions or the discipline.

Instructions for candidates:
Candidates must apply online to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Once within the job description online, please click New Resume/CV at the bottom of the page to begin application.

Interested persons should submit:
A letter of application that describes your pre-tenure research agenda, articulates yourself in relationship to the department, and demonstrates how your interests are complementary to existing faculty A curriculum vitae Evidence of teaching effectiveness including teaching philosophy, sample syllabi, teaching observations, and course evaluations relevant to this position A statement demonstrating how you will contribute to the department’s commitment to inclusive excellence Names of three references, letters only needed upon request
*We recommend combining documents to avoid the 5 document upload limit

Review of applications will start October 15, 2014. If you have questions regarding this position please contact: Dr. Bernadette Marie Calafell, Search Committee Chair.

The University of Denver strives to create an inclusive and welcoming community for all. We are committed to diversity and recognizing and valuing the rich views of our community members. The University is proud to offer health and wellness plans that are inclusive to all same-gender domestic partners of our benefited employees. You can read more about our rich benefit package.

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages applications from women, minorities, members of the LBGT community, people with disabilities and veterans. The University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

CFP Mobilizing at the Margins: Citizenship, Identity and Democracy

Mobilizing at the Margins: Citizenship, Identity, and Democracy
LAGO Graduate Student Conference
February 5-7th, 2015
New Orleans, LA
Deadline for Submissions: October 24th, 2014
Length of Submissions: 300 words or less

Tulane University’s Latin American Graduate Organization (LAGO) invites your abstract submissions for the 2015 Graduate Conference where you can meet graduate scholars, faculty, and community leaders interested in Latin America, explore the city, and experience the unique Mardi Gras season in New Orleans!

This year’s conference encourages participants to engage with historical and emerging confrontations and reconfigurations of national identification, expressions of individual or communal identity, performances of citizenship, and reimaginings of democracy within the context of Latin America. Latin America and the Caribbean encompass vast cultural, linguistic, and geographic diversity, making the region a subject of prolific scholarly study across disciplines. Within this complexity, conceptualizations of citizenship, identity, and democracy are constantly being negotiated, contested, and reframed in a multitude of contexts. These various encounters highlight the ways in which individuals interact with their communities, how communities define themselves within and/or beyond the framework of national borders, and how power and politics play out in an increasingly interconnected and decentralized global community.

With this broad theme in mind, LAGO invites graduate scholars across disciplines to submit abstracts exploring mobilizations of citizenship, identity and democracy from the physical, societal and theoretical margins of Latin America and the Caribbean region for LAGO’s 2015 graduate student conference. LAGO encourages participants to interpret this theme as they see fit. We invite submissions in English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, and Haitian Creole for consideration.

Submit your abstract by Friday, October 24th, 2014. Please circulate widely.

“Movilización en los Márgenes: Ciudadanía, Identidad, y Democracia”
Conferencia de Estudiantes Licenciados LAGO
5-7 de Febrero, 2015
Nueva Orleans, Luisiana
Fecha para entregar Solicitaciones: 24 de Octubre, 2014
Extensión de Solicitación: 300 palabras o menos

La Organización Latinoamericana de Estudiantes Licenciados (LAGO) en la Universidad de Tulane le invita a hacer entrega de su solicitación para la próxima Conferencia de Estudiantes Licenciados donde podrá conocer a otros alumnos licenciados, facultad, y líderes comunitarios interesados en América Latina. Tendrá también la oportunidad de explorar la ciudad y vivir la especial tradición de ‘Mardi Gras’ en Nueva Orleans!

Este año la conferencia anima que sus participantes se comprometan con enfrentamientos históricos y emergentes, re-configuraciones de identificación nacional, expresiones de identidad individual o comunal, desempeños de ciudadanía, y re-imaginaciones de democracia dentro del contexto de América Latina. Latinoamérica y el Caribe abarcan una gran diversidad cultural, lingüística y geográfica, convirtiendo a la región en un tema de estudio académico prolífico a través de varias disciplinas. Dentro de dicha complejidad, conceptualizaciones de ciudadanía, identidad, y democracia son constantemente negociadas, disputadas, y se encuadran dentro de una multitud de contextos. Estos diversos encuentros destacan las formas en la cual personas interactúan con sus comunidades, cómo las comunidades se definen a sí mismos dentro y/o fuera del marco de las fronteras nacionales, y cómo el poder y la política se desarrollan dentro de una comunidad mundial cada vez más interconectada y descentralizada.

Con este amplio tema en mente, LAGO invita a alumnos licenciados a través de las disciplinas a entregar solicitudes que exploren las movilizaciones de ciudadanía, identidad, y democracia dentro de los márgenes físicos, sociales y teóricos de América Latina y el Caribe para la conferencia LAGO del 2015. LAGO invita que los participantes interpreten dicho tema como mejor les parezca. Para que se le considere, le invitamos que mande solicitudes en Inglés, Español, Portugués, Francés, y Criollo Haitiano.

Envíen sus solicitaciones. La fecha final de entrega de reseñas es el viernes, 24 de octubre del 2014.
Favor de difundir ampliamente.

“Mobilizando às margens: cidadania, identidade, e democracia”
Congresso Estudantil de Pós-graduação de LAGO
De 5 a 7 de fevereiro de 2015
New Orleans, LA
Prazo de entrega: até 24 de outubro de 2014
Limite de palavras para entregas:  até 300 palavras

A Organização de Pós-Graduação de Estudos Latinoamericanos (LAGO) da Universidade de Tulane convida todos interessados a entregarem resumos para o Congresso de Pós-Graduação de 2015, onde poderão encontrar alunos de pós-graduação, professores e líderes na comunidade interessados pela América Latina, como também poderão explorar a cidade e aproveitar a época singular de Mardi Gras em New Orleans. O Congresso deste ano sugere que os participantes analisem confrontos e mudanças históricas ou emergentes referentes aos seguintes temas: identificação nacional; expressões tanto de identidade individual quanto popular; práticas de cidadania; e construções da democracia no interior da América Latina. A América Latina e o Caribe contêm uma ampla diversidade, tanto cultural, quanto linguística e geográfica, o que as tornam regiões importantes por possibilitarem numerosos estudos a partir de diferentes perspectivas e metodologias. Dentro dessa complexidade, conceitualizações de cidadania, identidade e democracia são constantemente negociadas, contestadas e reformuladas em uma multiplicidade de contextos. Esses diversos encontros demostram as maneiras de como os indivíduos interagem com suas comunidades, como as comunidades se definem dentro e/ou fora de uma estrutura do imaginário nacional e como poder e política acabam numa comunidade global que segue sendo ainda mais interconectada e descentralizada.

Considerando-se a amplitude desse tema, LAGO convida estudantes de pós-graduação de qualquer disciplina para submeterem à apreciação resumos que investiguem  mobilizações de cidadania, identidade e democracia, desde os aspectos físicos até os sociais e teóricos da América Latina e da região do Caribe para o  Congresso Estudantil de Pós-graduação de LAGO de 2015. LAGO incentiva que os participantes interpretem esse tema como considerarem. Nós aceitaremos os textos escritos em inglês, espanhol, português e crioulo haitiano.

Favor, submetam as suas entregas aqui. Prazo de entrega: 24 de Outubro de 2014. Favor compartilhem amplamente.

« Mobilisation aux marges : La citoyenneté, l’identité et la démocratie »
Une conférence de LAGO pour des étudiants de troisième cycle
5 février – 7 février 2015
New Orleans, LA
Date limite de soumettre un résumé : 24 octobre 2014
Prière de limiter le résumé à 300 mots

L’Organisation des Études Avancées d’Amérique Latine (LAGO) de l’Université de Tulane vous invite à soumettre un résumé d’exposé à la Conférence LAGO de 2015.  Cette conférence réunira des chercheurs et des leaders communautaires qui s’intéressent aux études d’Amérique Latine pour se faire des relations, pour partager leurs connaissances, pour explorer la ville de la Nouvelle Orléans et pour profiter de la saison de carnaval!

La conférence de 2015 encourage ses participants à s’engager aux conflits historiques et émergents et aux réorganisations de l’identité nationale, de l’expression individuelle ou communautaire, aux performances de citoyenneté et aux réorganisations de démocratie en Amérique Latine.  L’Amérique Latine et les Caraïbes englobent une diversité extrême des cultures, des langues et de la géographie : cette diversité explique la richesse et la prolifération des études latino-américaines dans toutes les disciplines académiques.  Dans le cadre de cette complexité, les conceptualisations de citoyenneté, d’identité et de démocratie existent dans un flux de négociation, de contestation et de recadrage dans des situations diverses. Ces rencontres variés mettent l’accent sur les façons par lesquelles l’individu communique avec sa communauté, les façons par lesquelles la communauté se définit à l’intérieur ou au-delà des frontières nationales et les enjeux de pouvoir, de puissance et de politique dans la communauté mondiale où tout est de plus en plus interrelié et de plus en plus décentralisé.

En tenant compte de ce thème général, LAGO invite des étudiants de troisième cycle à soumettre des résumés d’exposé qui explore les mobilisations de la citoyenneté, de l’identité et de la démocratie à partir des marges physiques, culturelles et théoriques d’Amérique Latine et des Caraïbes afin de faire un exposé à la conférence de 2015.  LAGO encourage chaque participant d’interpréter ce thème à sa guise.  Nous considérons des soumissions en anglais, en espagnol, en portugais, en français et en créole haïtien.

Prière d’envoyer vos propositions de communication ici. Date limite: 24 Octobre, 2014. Prière de diffuser largement.

Mobilize nan marges yo: Sitwayènte, Idantite, ak Demokrasi
LAGO Konfersans Etidyan Gradye
5-7 Fevriye, 2015
New Orleans, LA
Dat limit pou soumèt: 24 Oktòb, 2014
Longè soumèt: 300 oswa mwens

Òganizasyon Amerik Latin pou Etidyan Gradye (LAGO) nan Inivesite Tulane envite ou a soumèt abstrè ou pou Konferans Etidyan Gradye a pwochenn ane 2015 kote ou ka rakontre lòt entelektyèl gradye, fakilte, ak lidè kominote ki enterese nan Amerik Latin nan, eksplore lavil la, epi fè eksperyans inik sezon an de ‘Mardi Gras’ nan New Orleans !

Konferans ane sa a ankouraje patisipan angaje avèk istorik ak émergentes konfli, re-konfigirasyon de idantifikasyon nasyonal, ekspresyon ki montre idantite pèsonèl oswa kominal, pèfòmans de sitwayènte, ak re-imajinasyon nan demokrasi nan yon kontèks de Amerik Latin nan. Amerik Latin ak Karayib la kouvri yon gwo divèsite kiltirèl, lengwistik ak jeyografik yo, ki fè rejyon an yon sijè prolific nan etid akademik ki atravè plizyè disiplin. Nan konpleksite sa a, konsèptualizasyon nan sitwayènte, idantite, ak demokrasi yo toujou ap negosye, konteste, ak tonbe nan yon foul moun nan kontèks. Sa yo reyinyon dives kalite mete aksan sou fason yo ki nan ki moun ki kominike avèk kominote yo, ki jan kominote defini tèt yo nan lespas ak/oswa lwen fondasyon an nan fwontyè nasyonal, e kouman pouvwa ak politik pran plas nan yon kominote global sa se pli zan pli konekte ak desantralize.

Avèk sa a sijè laj nan tèt ou, LAGO envite etidyan gradye nan tout disiplin yo soumèt rezime ki eksplore mobilizasyon de sitwayènte, idantite, ak demokrasi soti nan fizik la, sosyete a, epi teyorik marges de Amerik Latin ak nan Karayib la pou konferans etidyan gradye “LAGO” nan ane 2015. LAGO ankouraje patisipan ka esplike nou rèv tèm sa a menm jan yo wè anfòm. Nou envite soumèt nan lang angle, panyòl, pòtigè, franse, ak kreyòl ayisyen.

Soumèt abstrè ou isit la. Dat limit pou soumèt: 24 Oktòb, 2014. Tanpri sikile lajman.

Ronald L. Jackson II Researcher Profile

Ronald L. Jackson IIRonald L. Jackson II (Ph.D., Howard University) was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. He grew up in a very proud working class family. His mother worked during the day in the financial aid office at the University of Cincinnati, and then went to her second job as a courier for UPS. On the weekends she worked as a non-commissioned officer in the U.S. Army where she retired as a Sergeant First Class.  His father is an ordained minister who worked as a salesman and, much later after earning his doctorate degree, as owner of a tutoring business.

In articles like “Mommy there’s a N***** at the Door” published in the Journal of Counseling and Development Ron recalls countless stories of how he was mistreated as a child and young adult in Cincinnati because of the mere color of his skin.  This compelled him to write about racism and White privilege.  It also led him to explore the social construction of identity. After dabbling a bit in theories of identity Jackson decided he would create a couple of his own.  Because he was so enamored with Stella Ting Toomey’s work around identity negotiation he developed a theory that would try to make sense of what people are actually negotiating when they say they are negotiating cultural identity.  With feedback from two of his mentors, Bill Starosta and Molefi Asante, he coined this theory “Cultural Contracts Theory.”  He reasoned that it is actually one’s worldview that is at stake in these daily and instantaneous identity negotiations. As he began to unravel the publicly assigned meanings inherent in his own identity as an African American male, he wrote extensively about Black masculinities, beginning with an essay called “Black manhood as xenophobe” published in the Journal of Black Studies.  The logical next step was to conceptualize this, so he along with one of his Penn State students Celnisha Dangerfield created the Black Masculine Identity Theory.

Currently, Ron Jackson is professor of communication at University of Cincinnati, and author of 14 books.  He has previously served on the faculty in the departments of communication at Xavier University, Shippensburg University, Penn State University, and University of Illinois.  He is also developing digital education materials for popular consumption.  His most recent books include Interpreting Tyler Perry, Black Comics: Politics of Race and Representation (which just won a Will Eisner Award for Best Academic/Scholarly Book in the Comics Industry), and Communicating Marginalized Masculinities.  Ron is also a candidate for NCA 2nd Vice President.  You can read more about his work at www.jacksonfornca.com.

CFP Italian American identity

Identity, Culture, and Communication among Italian Americans

Call for book chapter proposals on Italian American identity, for edited book.

This book aims to explore how Italian Americans communicate their identities in specific locations around the United States. While there has been some research conducted on migration patterns, sociology, and folklore of Italian Americans, there is very little documentation of their communication experience and of regional differences in those experiences. This is a unique opportunity for communication scholars to contribute to the area of intercultural communication, and to begin an interdisciplinary conversation between the two fields. We invite proposals that reveal the multiple and complex cultural constructions of Italian American identity represented in local communities. This volume will approach topics from a number of critical and theoretical perspectives.

Essays may explore, but are not limited to, the following themes:

  • How Italian Americans form and sustain identities through language, speech acts, rituals, cultural artifacts, media, or networks.
  • What Italian Americans make of their own communication practices.
  • The cultural contexts of Italian American communication.
  • Italian American interpersonal communication.
  • Local forms of communication in Italian American communities.
  • How Italian Americans construct or share cultural spaces in their communities.
  • Symbolic meanings in Italian American communication practices.
  • Italian American self-representation versus media representation.
  • Italian Americans communication with other ethnic groups.

Please submit proposals of 300-500 words (as word file) or inquiries to Denise Scannell, Assistant Professor, New York City College of Technology, no later than October 15, 2013.

CFP Difference & Globalization

Call for papers
Visual Communication Journal
Special Issue: DIFFERENCE AND GLOBALIZATION
Co-edited by GIORGIA AIELLO (University of Leeds) and LUC PAUWELS (University of Antwerp)

This special issue investigates the nexus of globalization and visual communication through a rich discussion of the significance of national, racial, gendered, classed, countercultural, embodied and emplaced identities-among others. It will interrogate a variety of visual communication texts and contexts, including but not limited to those found in popular and consumer culture, web design, social media, advertising, photography, branding and public communication, tourism and urban place-making.

The visual is an especially privileged and in fact crucial mode of communication in contexts of globalization thanks to its perceptual availability and cross-cultural potential. The rise of global capitalism has been overwhelmingly associated with the increasing ‘loss’ of difference in cultural production. As a central issue in global interconnectivity, the key tension between homogenization and heterogenization has generated interest and apprehension over the preservation and disappearance of difference across cultures. Less attention has been given to how cultural and social difference may be mobilized for symbolic and material profit in global(izing) communication contexts, while also being a significant factor in the production and reception of texts. Although a critique of globalization as a homogenizing process is important and based on compelling evidence, it is therefore necessary to account for the increasingly complex, powerful and indeed heterogeneous ways in which contemporary communication is realized in everyday life.

We invite both article and visual essay submissions that address one or more of the following questions:

= What do theoretical, critical and/or empirical approaches to social or cultural difference and diversity contribute to visual communication scholarship on key processes of globalization?

= How can contemporary discussions of key articulations of difference and globalization (e.g. transnationalism, postcolonialism, cosmopolitanism) be enhanced by visual communication scholarship?

= What are some of the major ways in which global visual communication texts integrate, mobilize and/or exploit fundamental dimensions of social and cultural difference (such as race, gender, sexuality, class, nationality, political and religious beliefs, etc.)?

= What processes, forms of understanding, and practices are typical or required of designers’ work in the planning and production of visuals that aim to communicate generic meanings or, on the other hand, key forms of social and cultural difference to either global/cross-cultural or local/ specific publics?

= What are viewers’ culturally or socially specific experiences of global or cross-cultural visual communication and how do their unique ‘ways of seeing’ impact the ‘reading’ of globalization?

SUBMITTING YOUR PROPOSAL
Please send an extended 1,000 word abstract of your proposed article or visual essay describing the focus and content of the proposed contribution to GIORGIA AIELLO, G.Aiello AT leeds.ac.uk, by 31 March 2013.

Proposals will undergo a review process, and a selection will be shortlisted for development into full-length articles or visual essays. Shortlisted authors must commit to a timeline for revision, resubmission and publication, with full manuscripts to be submitted by 1 October 2013.

Sara DeTurk

RESEARCHER PROFILE

Sara DeTurk is an associate professor of communication at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Her research focuses on dialogue, identity (especially whiteness), alliances across difference, and social change activism. Her doctoral dissertation (Arizona State University, 2004) was a phenomenological study of an intergroup dialogue program. She also holds an M.Ed. in international education and a B.A. in psychology. Her publications include the following:

DeTurk, S. (2011). Allies in action: The communicative experiences of people who challenge social injustice on behalf of others. Communication Quarterly, 59 (5), 1-21.

DeTurk, S. (2011). “I need to know”:  Conditions that encourage and constrain intercultural dialogue.  Journal of Intergroup Relations, 35 (1), 37-60.

DeTurk, S. (2010). “Quit whining and tell me about your experiences!”:  (In)tolerance, pragmatism, and muting in intergroup dialogue. In R. T. Halualani & T. K. Nakayama (Eds.), The Handbook of Critical Intercultural Communication. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.

DeTurk, S., &  Foster, E. (2008). Dialogue about dialogue:  Investigating intersubjectivity in interview research. Qualitative Research Journal, 8 (2), 14-27.

DeTurk, S. (2006).  The power of dialogue:  Consequences of intergroup dialogue and their implications for agency and alliance building.  Communication Quarterly, 54, 33-51.

DeTurk, S. (2005).  “When I was white”:  Semiosis of whiteness, race, and sociocultural diversity in contemporary U.S. culture.  Journal of Intergroup Relations, 32 (1), 40-60.

Broome, B. J., DeTurk, S., Kristjansdottir, E., Kanata, T., & Ganesan, P. (2002).  Giving voice to diversity: An interactive approach to conflict management and decision-making in culturally diverse work environments.  Journal of Business and Management, 8 (3), 1-26.

DeTurk, S. (2001).  Intercultural empathy:  Myth, competency, or possibility for alliance building?  Communication Education, 50 (4), 374-384.

She is currently conducting ethnographic research on a social change organization in San Antonio.

UCSB job ad

The Department of Communication at the University of California Santa Barbara invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the area of race, ethnicity, and communication. The search is open rank, with an anticipated effective date of July 1, 2012. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in communication or a related field, a strong social science background, and demonstrated excellence in publishing innovative research, teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and professional activities in the area of race, ethnicity, and communication. Active service in the department and on campus is expected.

The successful candidate will complement one or more of the department’s core areas in media communication, interpersonal/intergroup communication, and organizational communication, as well as any of our cross-cutting emphases in communication and technology, globalization, along with family, group, health, political, legal, and intercultural communication.

In particular, we seek applicants whose specializations in race/ethnicity and communication enhance the department’s emphases in media studies or interpersonal/intergroup communication. Research and teaching expertise in any of the following areas are especially desirable: race/ethnicity and identity, interracial relationships, media portrayals of racial/ethnic groups and their effects on audiences, use and impacts of new technologies in racial/ethnic communities, the role of social media in intergroup ethnic/racial relationships, and reducing ethnic/racial inequalities in communication and health.

Applications with a letter highlighting qualifications, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, any relevant grant activity, and a publication reprint should be mailed to: Dr. Dave Seibold, Search Committee Chair, Department of Communication, 4005 Social Sciences and Media Studies Bldg, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106-4020. Applicants also should request that three letters of recommendation be mailed to the address above. Department review of materials will begin on November 1, 2011.

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.

Saskia Witteborn

RESEARCHER PROFILE

Saskia Witteborn (PhD, University of Washington, 2005) is Associate Professor in the School of Journalism and Communication at Chinese University of Hong Kong where she also directs the M.A. program in Global Communication. She is Associate Editor of the Journal of International and Intercultural Communication, past Chair of the Communication as Social Construction Division at NCA, and Research Associate of the University of Washington Center for Local Strategies Research (in affiliation with the United Nations Institute for Disarmament and Peace in Geneva).

Her research focuses on communicative practice and migration and how migrants create, adapt to, and enact ways of communicating and grouping in new sociocultural and political contexts (face-to-face and mediated). Moreover, her research explores how communication practices are constitutive of and constituted by transnational political, economic, and cultural processes and strategic interests. Saskia works mostly from an ethnographic and language and social interaction perspective and tries to understand how transnational migrants themselves perceive and create their sociopolitical and cultural realities. She has published on collective identity enactment by people with a migration background from Arab countries in the U.S., on social spaces, communication, and forced migration in Europe, on political advocacy by migrants from China in the U.S. and Germany as well as on Global Citizenship and Intercultural Dialogue in such journals as the Journal of Communication, Research on Language and Social Interaction, the Journal of International and Intercultural Communication, and Language and Intercultural Communication. A chapter on political advocacy and gender is published in Circuits of Visibility: Gender and Transnational Media Cultures (Ed., R. Hegde, NYU Press) and a chapter on forced migrants and new media practices is forthcoming in the Handbook of Global Media Research (Ed., I. Volkmer, Routledge).

Go to her website for further information and contact details.

NOTE:
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