Texas A&M U: Intergroup Dialogue and Deliberation (USA)

“JobTwo Faculty Positions (Assistant or Associate Professor), Department of Communication, A&M University, College Station, Texas, USA. Review to open: November 5, 2021.

The Department of Communication at Texas A&M University invites applications for two open-rank (Assistant and/or Associate Professor), tenured/tenure-track positions. These are full-time, 9-month academic appointments, starting fall 2022. The department is seeking applications from communication scholars who have the promise of national and/or international prominence and who complement the department’s existing areas of strength. Applications are welcome from communication scientists engaged in research in a wide range of subdisciplines, including media studies, health communication, organizational communication, journalism studies, and political communication, as well as other foundational areas. For both of the positions, the department seeks candidates who conduct research on topics related to social justice and/or social change, including but not limited to the following areas: social movements, civic engagement, health disparities, media literacy, media processes and effects, strategic communication, intergroup dialogue and deliberation, religious studies, communication technology, algorithms, ethics, race and ethnic studies, public policy, and law.

Villanova U: Intergroup Dialogue Program (USA)

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Staff Director of Intergroup Dialogue Program, Villanova University, Villanova, PA, USA. Deadline: September 1, 2020.

 

The Staff Director of the Intergroup Dialogue Program works with the Faculty Director to oversee and manage the daily operations of the Intergroup Relations (IGR) program. The Director reports to the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ODEI) Executive Director of Strategic Initiatives.

The individual in this position will manage the team of program facilitators, providing recruitment, training, assessment, and ongoing development and training, and execute student recruitment efforts. Additionally, the Director will review assessments for each semester (CATS) and collect student consent forms for research and assessment of student papers. This position will coordinate the IGR Leadership Team (advisory function, planning future topic offerings, interviewing and assessing new facilitator applicants, curriculum development, solicit input and direct outreach to departments and groups) and other outreach activities.

Building bridges through intergroup dialogue

The Academy for International Conflict Management and Peacebuilding is offering a practical one-week course for peacebuilding practitioners and educators. Building Bridges through Intergroup Dialogue will be held Feb 25-March 1, 2013 in Washington, D.C.

Many peacebuilders will find themselves engaging with groups who have strained relationships. Intergroup Dialogue is a creative tool practitioners can use to engage alienated groups in safe conversation about their identities with the goal of improving understanding, dismantling perceptions of the “other,” and creating alliances that can help pave the way to greater intergroup cooperation, peaceful coexistence, and equality.

In this course, participants will learn the principles and practice of Intergroup Dialogue through participation in a multiple-session, identity-based dialogue facilitated by the instructors. In addition, participants will learn the fundamentals of facilitating Intergroup Dialogue through presentations by expert dialogue practitioners, course readings, and exercises designed to build facilitation skills.

Course Requirements: Participants are expected to attend the full five days of the course and should be prepared to actively participate in six to seven two-hour dialogue sessions over the length of the course. The topic of the dialogue will depend on the make-up of the participants but will center on experiences of identity (race, ethnicity, nationality, profession, gender, political affiliation, etc.).  Participants will be expected to share and reflect on their own experiences of identity in personal and/or professional life.

The Academy for International Conflict Management and Peacebuilding is the education and training arm of the United States Institute of Peace.

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Sara DeTurk Profile

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Sara DeTurk is a professor of communication at the University of Texas at San Antonio.

 

Her research focuses on education, training, 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. (2019). Social and cultural diversity in training and group facilitation. In J. D. Wallace & D. Becker (Eds.), Handbook of Communication Training: A Framework for Assessing and Developing Competence (pp. 414-421). London: Routledge.

DeTurk, S., & Briscoe, F. (2019). Equity vs. excellence: Is “tier-one” status compatible with social justice? Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, 18 (2), 1-17.. DOI: 10.1177/1538192719836197

DeTurk, S. (2018). All students are special (though some are more special than others). In A. Atay and D. Trebing (Eds.), The discourse of “special populations”: Critical intercultural communication pedagogy and practice (pp. 11-22). New York, NY: Routledge.

DeTurk, S. (2017). Intercultural alliance. In Y. Y. Kim (Ed.), International Encyclopedia of Intercultural Communication. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley & Sons. Intercultural Communication. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons. DOI: 10.1002/9781118783665.ieicc0224

DeTurk, S. (2016). “The social conscience of the city”:  Strategies and challenges of a multi-issue social change organization.  In K. Sorrells & S. Sekimoto (Eds.), Globalizing intercultural communication (pp. 269-278). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications.

DeTurk, S. (2015). Activism, alliance building, and the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

Kristjánsdóttir, E., & DeTurk, S. (2013). Cultural insiders to cultural outsiders: Structure, identity, and communication in the adaptation of domestic, involuntary migrants. Howard Journal of Communications, 24, 194-211.

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.


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Sara DeTurk wrote Constructing Intercultural Dialogues #3: Intergroup Dialogue & Service Learning.

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