KC68: Social Justice Translated into Arabic

Key Concepts in ICDContinuing translations of Key Concepts in Intercultural Dialogue, today I am posting KC#68: Social Justice, which Kathryn Sorrells wrote for publication in English in 2015, and which Salma Tariq Shukri has now translated into Arabic. As always, all Key Concepts are available as free PDFs; just click on the thumbnail to download. Lists of Key Concepts organized chronologically by publication date and number, alphabetically by concept, and by languages into which they have been translated, are available, as is a page of acknowledgments with the names of all authors, translators, and reviewers.

KC68 Social Justice_ArabicSorrells, K. (2018). Social justice [Arabic]. (S. T. Shukri, trans). Key Concepts in Intercultural Dialogue, 68. Available from:

If you are interested in translating one of the Key Concepts, please contact me for approval first because dozens are currently in process. As always, if there is a concept you think should be written up as one of the Key Concepts, whether in English or any other language, propose it. If you are new to CID, please provide a brief resume. This opportunity is open to masters students and above, on the assumption that some familiarity with academic conventions generally, and discussion of intercultural dialogue specifically, are useful.

Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz, Director
Center for Intercultural Dialogue

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Key Concept #68: Social Justice by Kathryn Sorrells

Key Concepts in ICDThe next issue of Key Concepts in intercultural Dialogue is now available. Click on the thumbnail to download the PDF. Lists organized chronologically by publication date and numberalphabetically by concept in English, and by languages into which they have been translated, are available, as is a page of acknowledgments with the names of all authors, translators, and reviewers.

Key Concept #68: Social Justice by Kathryn Sorrells

Sorrells, K. (2015). Social justice. Key Concepts in Intercultural Dialogue, 68. Available from: https://centerforinterculturaldialogue.files.wordpress.com/2015/06/kc68-social-justice.pdf

The Center for Intercultural Dialogue publishes a series of short briefs describing Key Concepts in Intercultural Dialogue. Different people, working in different countries and disciplines, use different vocabulary to describe their interests, yet these terms overlap. Our goal is to provide some of the assumptions and history attached to each concept for those unfamiliar with it. As there are other concepts you would like to see included, send an email to the series editor, Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz. If there are concepts you would like to prepare, provide a brief explanation of why you think the concept is central to the study of intercultural dialogue, and why you are the obvious person to write up that concept.

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CSU Northridge job ad: Intercultural Communication

Assistant Professor, Intercultural Communication
California State University Northridge
Effective Date of Appointment: August 2015 (Subject to Budgetary Approval)

California State University Northridge (CSUN), one of the largest of the 23 campuses of the California State University system, is located 20 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles in the San Fernando Valley, a suburb with a multi-cultural population of 1.8 million people. CSUN enrolls approximately 38,000 students from diverse backgrounds, served by 2,000 faculty. CSUN is home to 9 Colleges, offering baccalaureate degrees in 69 programs, master’s degrees in 58 graduate programs, 2 doctorate programs, 55 teaching credentials in the field of education, and various opportunities in extended learning and other special programs.

CSUN is strongly committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, active learning and diversity. Our values include a respect for all people, building alliances with the community and the encouragement of innovation, experimentation and creativity. CSUN is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American, Native American, Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI) and we value the diversity of all of our students and the campus community. CSUN actively encourages qualified candidates to apply who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for under-represented students.

As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, CSUN strives to create a community in which a diverse population can work, teach and learn in an atmosphere of civility and respect for the rights of each individual. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, medical information, marital status, or veteran status.

The Department of Communication Studies at California State University, Northridge seeks a qualified candidate to fulfill a tenure track position in Intercultural Communication at the rank of Assistant Professor. The Department invites applications from scholars with a wide range of research interests and methodological approaches within this area of specialization. The candidate must have the following qualifications: An earned Ph.D. or equivalent from an accredited University; demonstrated excellence in teaching and scholarship in Intercultural Communication; demonstrated potential for scholarly activity resulting in publication or equivalent in Intercultural Communication Studies; and active participation in the discipline of Communication. Desirable qualifications include established excellence in intercultural communication scholarship addressing significant global and local issues such as globalization, new media, and social justice as well as a commitment to supporting colleagues’ intellectual and professional development.  Applicants must demonstrate experience and commitment to working with an ethnically and culturally diverse student population, as well as an interest in community outreach.

At time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services to work in the United States. Evidence of degree(s) required at time of hire.

Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Intercultural Communication and secondary areas as needed; advise and mentor students; develop curriculum in areas of specialization; engage in a systemic program of scholarship resulting in dissemination of that work; serve on department, college, and university committees; participate in the department’s commitment to serving diverse populations, service learning and community-based partnerships. CSUN is a Learning Centered University. The successful candidate will be expected to join faculty and staff in a commitment to active learning, to the assessment of learning outcomes, and to multiple teaching and learning modalities.

Application Deadline:
Screening of applications will begin December 1, 2014. Priority will be given to applicants who meet the screening deadline. Complete applications must include: 1) letter of application addressing the responsibilities and qualifications described above; 2) current vitae; 3) evidence of teaching effectiveness; and 4) three current letters of recommendation. In later phases of the search process, applicants may be requested to provide verification of terminal degrees, licenses and certificates. Position is open until filled.

Please send application materials via electronic mail to the Search Committee at commsearch-intercultural@csun.edu

Inquiries and nominations should be addressed to:
Kathryn Sorrells, Department Chair
Department of Communication Studies
California State University, Northridge
Northridge, CA 91330-8257

Globalizing Intercultural Communication

Call for Submissions

Globalizing Intercultural Communication: A Reader
Editors: Kathryn Sorrells & Sachi Sekimoto
Publisher: SAGE Publications

Abstract Submission Deadline: February 12, 2013
Format: Send an extended abstract of no more than 500 words and a short list of references to sachi.sekimoto AT mnsu.edu For further inquiry, please e-mail kathryn.sorrells AT csun.edu and/or sachi.sekimoto AT mnsu.edu

Globalizing Intercultural Communication: A Reader is a compilation of research case studies and personal narratives that complement and extend themes introduced in the textbook, Intercultural Communication: Globalization and Social Justice authored by Kathryn Sorrells (Sage Publications, 2013). This textbook re-positions the study and practice of intercultural communication within the global context and offers a critical, social justice approach to grapple with the dynamic, interconnected, and complex nature of intercultural communication in the world today. The new book, Globalizing Intercultural Communication: A Reader, can be used as a companion volume to the existing textbook or used independently as a stand-alone resource.

We are soliciting submissions that offer in-depth analyses and exploration of the multifaceted and nuanced themes related to intercultural communication in the context of globalization. While our broad emphasis is on critical and postcolonial perspectives, authors may utilize a range of theoretical and methodological approaches to the study of intercultural communication. We are seeking submissions that offer innovative approaches to the study and practice of intercultural communication by highlighting:
*   Globalization as the context for studying intercultural communication
*   The roles of history and power in intercultural relations
*   Multi-dimensional analysis (micro, meso and macro levels of analysis)
*   A social justice approach
*   Intercultural praxis (see Intercultural Communication: Globalization and Social Justice)

Please choose one of the following types of chapter entries for submission:
1.  A research case study that is comprised of primary, grounded, and/or historically specific research (approximately 15 pages in length). See the summary of chapters below for specific themes.
2.  A personal narrative (approximately 8-12 pages in length) that is theoretically informed and enables students to apply their knowledge of intercultural communication.  See the summary of chapters below for specific themes.

Summary of Chapters
The following list provides broad themes for each chapter.  Flexibility and innovation are encouraged as authors address topics within these general parameters.
Chapter One: The Study and Practice of Intercultural Communication
*   Research case study illustrating anthropological and critical/cultural studies  definitions of culture and highlighting the historical trajectory of the intercultural field
*   Personal narrative on intercultural praxis/intercultural competence
Chapter Two: Challenges to Intercultural Communication
*   Research case study addressing stereotypes, prejudice, ethnocentrism and inequitable relations of power
*   Personal narrative on barriers to effective intercultural communication
Chapter Three: Globalization and Intercultural Communication
*   Research case study analyzing the impact of globalization on intercultural communication
*   Personal narrative illustrating the roles of history and power in intercultural communication
Chapter Four: Identities in the Global Context
*   Research case study addressing the impact of globalization (mobility, technology, etc.) on theorizing identity
*   Personal narrative on multifaceted, complex, fluid, contested experience of identity today
Chapter Five: Race, Class, Gender and Sexuality
*   Research case study on the intersectionality of race, class, gender, sexuality, nationality
*   Personal narrative on race, class, gender, sexuality and nationality in context of globalization
Chapter Six: Language and Power
*   Research case study on language, politics and citizenship
*   Personal narrative on language, identity and power
Chapter Seven: Cultural Space and Intercultural Communication
*   Research case study on contested and/or hybrid intercultural spaces
*   Personal narrative on the role of place/cultural space and intercultural communication
Chapter Eight: Border Crossings and Intercultural Adaptation
*   Research case study on immigration and intercultural transitions
*   Personal narrative on intercultural adaptation
Chapter Nine: Popular Culture and Intercultural Communication
*   Research case study on popular cultural and the commodification of culture
*   Personal narrative on consuming, resisting and producing pop culture
Chapter Ten: New Media
*   Research case study on new media and intercultural communication
*   Personal narrative on the impact of new media on intercultural communication
Chapter Eleven: Intercultural Communication for Social Justice
*   Research case study on intercultural alliances for social change
*   Personal narrative on intercultural communication and social justice
Chapter Twelve: Intercultural Conflict
*   Research case study utilizing a multi-dimensional analysis of intercultural conflict
*   Personal narrative on intercultural conflict
Chapter Thirteen: Intercultural Relationships
*   Research case study on intercultural relationships, power and alliance-building
*   Personal narrative on intercultural relationships in the global context
Chapter Fourteen: Intercultural Communication in the Workplace
*   Research case study on intercultural communication in business contexts
*   Personal narrative addressing the complexities of global workplace issues

Kathryn Sorrells, Ph.D.
Communication Studies
California State University, Northridge
18111 Nordhoff Street,
Northridge, CA 91330-8257
kathryn.sorrells AT csun.edu

Sachi Sekimoto, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Communication Studies
Minnesota State University, Mankato
230 Armstrong Hall
Mankato, MN 56001
sachi.sekimoto AT mnsu.edu