Lauren Mark Profile

ProfilesLauren Mark is a doctoral student and Graduate Teaching Associate at the Hugh Downs School of Human Communication at Arizona State University. Lauren is currently researching the possibility of bringing Asian epistemologies to Western contexts.

Lauren Mark

She is a certified Civil Dialogue Facilitator and holds an M.Ed in Educational Organization, Leadership and Policy, an M.A. in Dance, and a B.A. in English Literature and French. Prior to joining Hugh Downs, Lauren worked as a co-founder and project manager of two cross-cultural learning organizations in Taipei, Taiwan – Becoming, 緣創an intercultural development platform, and the East West Culture Project. Lauren has also worked as a translator and interpreter in Taiwan and Israel across a variety of business and artistic sectors.Rooted in her experiences in the field, Lauren’s general research interests focus on identity shifts in acculturation. Her studies focus on the intersection of ethnic, linguistic and performative factors in acculturation, as well as how local cultures influence people’s ways of being.

Pedagogically, Lauren explores innovative means to bring embodied self-reflexivity to classroom contexts, within courses such as Communication and Creativity, Intercultural Communication, and Identity, Performance, and Communication. Her work in this arena began with her thesis work, Visible Histories, in which she explored how the sharing of embodied reminiscence and the collective physical reconstruction of memories served as a meeting ground for multiple generations exploring the art of dance. Lauren continues to experiment with ways that purposeful nonverbal communication can enhance reflexivity and promote collective care. This is an extension of her previous work in Taiwan, where she managed creative interdisciplinary labs and choreographed works that tested the boundaries between audience and performers.


Mark, L. (2019). An Exploratory study of part time minorities: Finding home as a minority member. Journal of Intercultural Communication Research, 3. doi: 10.1080/17475759.2019.1602071

Wells, T., Mark, L., and Sandoval, J. (2019). Affect, space and the everyday: A reconsideration of waste in academic inquiry. Taboo: The Journal of Culture and Education. Special Ed. Waste. [Manuscript accepted].

Ray, C. D., Floyd, K., Mongeau, P. A., Mark, L., Shufford, K. N., & Niess, L. C. (2019). Planning improves vocal fluency and appearance of concern when communicating emotional support. Communication Research Reports, 36, 57-66. doi: 10.1080/08824096.2018.1560251

Brezis, R. S., Singhal, N., Daley, T., Barua, M., Piggot, J., Chollera, S., Mark, L., & Weisner, T. (2016). Self- and other-descriptions by individuals with autism spectrum disorder in Los Angeles and New Delhi: Bridging cross-cultural psychology and neurodiversity. Culture and Brain, 4(2), 113-133.

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Lauren Mark wrote Constructing Intercultural Dialogues #7: When the East Meets the Middle East.

U Waterloo (Canada) lecturer positions

Definite Term Lecturer Positions in Speech Communication at University of Waterloo

The Department of Drama and Speech Communication at the University of Waterloo invites applications for one one-year Definite Term Lecturer in Speech Communication; and for one three-year Definite Term Lecturer position, both with a preferred start date of August 1, 2014. While the latter position is initially a three-year contract position, the successful candidate for the latter position will be entitled to consideration for Continuing Lecturer status at the completion of the contract. Based in a liberal arts faculty with high national and international standards, the Speech Communication program currently serves approximately 140 majors and offers eight different degree programs, including three and four year regular and honours programs, an Arts and Business degree option, and a minor and specialization. The program has concentrations in four areas: Intercultural Communication; Interpersonal/Organizational Communication; Performance Studies; and Public and Digital Communication.

These positions involve teaching eight courses per academic year in the fall, winter, and spring terms (80% of the appointment); and various service and administrative responsibilities (20% of the appointment). It is anticipated that both Definite Term Lecturers will teach communication courses specifically designed for students outside of the Faculty of Arts, as well as courses within the Speech Communication program. Strong candidates will be able to integrate theory and practice in courses in one or more of the following areas: performance studies; public speaking, interpersonal communication, small group communication, organizational communication, intercultural communication, and/or public and digital communication. Demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching, a commitment to experiential learning, experience liaising with university faculty and staff, and familiarity with diverse groups of students will be assets.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and Permanent Residents of Canada will be given priority. The University of Waterloo encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including women, members of visible minorities, native peoples, and persons with disabilities. This appointment will remain open until a suitable candidate has been hired. Send letters of application, complete CV, and names of three referees to: Dr. Jennifer S. Simpson, Chair, Department of Drama and Speech Communication, University of Waterloo, 200 University Avenue West, Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1. Review of applications will begin April 30, 2014.

U Northern Iowa job ad

A tenure-track position as an assistant professor in Communication Studies/Performance Studies at the University of Northern Iowa is available starting August 2013. Responsibilities include a 3/3 teaching load (9 credit hours per semester) of classes in Communication Studies and Performance Studies as described below, and engaging in creative work in our black box theatre. Opportunities exist to teach graduate courses, direct M.A. theses/research projects, and to mentor students in co-curricular activities and creative work. All members of the faculty are expected to participate in curriculum development, as well as department and university governance. In addition, each faculty member is expected to pursue individual scholarly/creative activity and professional service. Ph.D. in Communication Studies or Performance Studies is required. ABDs will be considered with evidence of degree completion by 8/1/2013.

Experience teaching and/or academic training in three or more of the following areas in Performance Studies required: producing/directing/devising ensemble or solo performances with an emphasis on social and/or cultural issues; mediated/electronic performance; performance and social justice; aesthetics; cultural performance; contemporary qualitative research; performance as criticism; performance as building and celebrating community. Experience teaching and/or academic training in two or more of the following areas in Communication Studies also required: Communication Theory; Research Methods; Communication, Community and Change; Language and Communication; Qualitative Methods; Oral History; Health Communication; Intercultural Communication; Gender Communication; Social Movements and Protest. A demonstrated record of excellence in teaching at the college/university level for a minimum of two years; a demonstrated record of scholarship/creative work resulting in conference presentations, public performances and/or publications; and the ability to collaborate in continuing to develop a vision for a nationally recognized and pioneering program in Performance Studies required. Applicants with a graduate level coursework in Communication Studies, an interest in digital technology, demonstrated collaborative communication and leadership skills, and demonstrated written and oral communication skills preferred. The Department encourages applications from persons of color, women, persons living with disabilities, and veterans.  Pre-employment background checks are required. 

Apply here.   Applications received by January 21, 2013 will be given full consideration.  For more information, contact Dr. Jayne Morgan, Interim Head, at jayne.morgan AT, or by phone at (319) 273-6118. The University is an equal opportunity employer with a comprehensive plan for affirmative action.

UNI is a smoke-free campus.

Heidi M. Rose Profile

ProfilesHeidi M. Rose, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication at Villanova University, in the US.

Dr. Rose’s work focuses primarily on performance, culture, and identity, in particular understanding performance as constitutive of cultural identity. She has conducted pioneering research in Deaf culture and the poetics of American Sign Language, co-editing and contributing to the first book/DVD on ASL literary theory and criticism. Her research has been supported by grants from Villanova University, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Waterhouse Family Institute for the Study of Communication and Society.

Current interests include autoethnographic solo performance and performance as presence, and her current project examines Jamaican theatre performance and postcolonial identity. Dr. Rose is the immediate past Editor-in-Chief of Text and Performance Quarterly, the journal of performance studies sponsored by the National Communication Association.She recently organized and hosted a national performance studies conference at Villanova, Economies and Ethics of Performance—Performance Studies in and as Communication (June 2012).

Publications include:

Rose, H. (2012). Breathing, again. Liminalities: A Journal of Performance Studies, 8(2), 1-6.

Coonfield, G., & Rose, H. (2012). What is called presence. Text and Performance Quarterly, 32(3), 192-208. Lead article.

Rose, H. (2011). A conversation with Anna Deavere Smith. Text and Performance Quarterly 31(4), 440-448.

Rose, H. M. (2008). Approaching a politics of difference through performance. (review essay). Text and Performance Quarterly 28(1,2), 256-266.

Rose, H. M. (2006). Writing and performing Mirror Image. Text and Performance Quarterly 26, 274-277.

Rose, H. M. (2006). Mirror Image. Text and Performance Quarterly 26,278-296.

Bauman, H-Dirksen L., Nelson, J. L., & Rose, H. M. (eds.) (2006). Signing the body poetic: Essays in American Sign Language Literature. (book/DVD) Berkeley: University of California Press.

Rose, H. M. (2006). The poet in the poem in the performance: The relation of body, self and text in ASL literature. In H-D. L. Bauman, J.L. Nelson, & H. M. Rose (Eds.), Signing the body poetic: Essays in American Sign Language literature. Berkeley: U of California P, pp.130-146.

Cal State U Long Beach job ad

California State University Long Beach

Tenure Track Position Opening
Recruitment  #: 1064
Effective Date: August 19, 2013 (Fall Semester)
Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Minimum Qualifications:  Ph.D. in Communication Studies or Performance Studies (or a closely related field) by date of appointment.  Demonstrated potential for effective teaching at the undergraduate and graduate (M.A.) level; potential for an ongoing, successful record of scholarly research and publication commensurate with professional level; commitment to and/or expertise in educating a diverse student population.

Desired/Preferred Qualifications: Demonstrated excellence in teaching at the university/college level.  Experience in teaching courses in performance studies, including oral interpretation and storytelling, and intercultural communication. The ideal candidate will have experience with oral history, ethnography, or narrative and an emphasis in issues of diversity and culture.

We also welcome applications from candidates with expertise in interpersonal/organizational contexts using quantitative social scientific methodologies, and with experience teaching courses in communication theory, research methods, and content courses relevant to those contexts.

Duties: Teach undergraduate and graduate (M.A.) department courses within the areas of the candidate’s expertise. Participate in curriculum development; engage in a systematic program of scholarship resulting in conference presentations and publication; advise and direct students; provide service to department, college, university, and community.

The Department of Communication Studies at California State University, Long Beach is committed to building a more diverse faculty, staff, and student body as it responds to the changing population and educational needs of California and the nation.  We seek applicants and nominations from those who have experience teaching, mentoring, and developing research in ways that effectively address individuals from historically underrepresented backgrounds. California State University, Long Beach is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

Required Documentation:  Letter of application addressing minimum and desired/preferred qualifications as noted above; curriculum vitae with current email address. Three recent letters of recommendation. A copy of the transcript from institution awarding highest degree. Summary of teaching evaluations. Finalists will be required to submit a signed SC-1 form and official transcript. Application and required documentation should be submitted on the Academic Jobs Online website .Requests for information, official transcript, letters of recommendation and signed SC-1 form should be sent to:

Dr. Amy Bippus, Chair
Department of Communication Studies, AS 309
California State University, Long Beach
Long Beach, CA   90840-2407
562/985-4302/amy.bippus AT

Application Deadline:  Position open until filled or recruitment cancelled.  Review of applications to begin on November 15, 2012.

CSULB is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can learn, live, and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual, without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, sex, gender identification, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, medical condition, age, political affiliation, Vietnam era veteran status, or any other veteran’s status. CSULB is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

U Texas Arlington job ad

Announcement of Organizational Communication Faculty Position
Search Code: LIB091212COM

The Department of Communication at The University of Texas at Arlington invites applicants for a tenure-track faculty position in Organizational Communication. Located within the growing Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, UT Arlington is part of the University of Texas system with more than
33,000 students.

Organizational Communication, Assistant Professor
UT Arlington seeks an Assistant Professor in Organizational Communication beginning Fall 2013. Applicants with Ph.D.s are preferred; ABDs will be considered. Candidate should demonstrate a record of or potential for excellence in social scientific research, teaching, and service appropriate to the rank. Secondary areas of content specialty may include communication theory, research methods, interpersonal
communication, intercultural communication, performance studies, and/or rhetoric. The ability to contribute to the department’s M.A. in Communication is required.

University of Texas at Arlington
A Carnegie Doctoral/Research Extensive university, UT Arlington has an ethnically diverse campus with African-American, Hispanic, Asian, International, and Native American students accounting for approximately 52 percent of the student population.

The Department of Communication is the largest unit within the College of Liberal Arts with more than 900 undergraduates and 40 master’s students. The 12 departments which comprise the College of Liberal Arts offer 18 bachelor, 14 master, and 4 doctoral degrees in the broad areas of arts, humanities, languages and linguistics, and social sciences. The College of Liberal Arts supports interdisciplinary teaching and research within its 12 departments and across the university through such centers and programs as the Center for Mexican-American Studies, the Women’s and Gender Studies program, the Center for Greater Southwestern Studies, and the new Center for African American Studies.

The Department of Communication offers areas of undergraduate specialization in advertising, broadcasting, communication studies, communication technology, journalism, and public relations. The master’s program takes an integrated approach to communication with students exposed to communication studies and mass communication theories with relevant application across interpersonal, organizational, mass media, and technologically mediated settings. The Department of Communication
supports a variety of methodological and theoretical approaches and encourages collaborative experiences which cross the spectrum of communication inquiry.

The UT Arlington main campus is central to a diverse city population of more than 350,000, and is served by two major international and regional airports. The 16-county region boasts top 10 newspaper, radio, and television markets as well as a top 10 Hispanic media market. The Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex is home to two major-market daily newspapers, more than 60 radio and television outlets, and corporate
headquarters such as Southwest and American Airlines, Texas Instruments, J.C. Penney, Frito-Lay, Dr Pepper and Bell-Textron. The area’s educational and research activity is supported by many private and
public universities, health science centers, and community colleges. Residents in the Metroplex are able to take advantage of a wealth of cultural, recreational, and professional sporting events.

All applicants should submit a letter of application, vita, three letters of recommendation, a sample of on-going research, and evidence of teaching effectiveness by email or to the address below.

Application materials should be sent to Search Committee Chair, Dr. Andrew Clark, (indicate Org. Comm. Search), Department of Communication, Box 19107, University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX 76019-0107. Application materials will be accepted electronically via email to amclark AT Review of applications will begin October 8th and continue until the position is filled. Applicants who are selected for interviews must be able to show proof that they will be eligible and qualified to work in the United States by time of hire.  UT Arlington is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. A criminal background check will be conducted on finalists. The use of tobacco products is prohibited on UT Arlington properties.

ASU Tempe job ad

The Hugh Downs School of Human Communication in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences on the Tempe Campus of Arizona State University is seeking a tenure-earning assistant professor in communication studies and new media to begin in Fall 2012. Successful applicants will articulate teaching and research efforts in relation to our School’s mission within the New American University model. Our mission aims to produce transdisciplinary and interdisciplinary scholarship and teaching that responds to pressing issues in the world today. Specifically, we seek a new media scholar whose interests align with our research initiatives in strategic communication; health communication; conflict transformation; wellness and work-life; as well as our core expertise in interpersonal, intercultural, and organizational communication, rhetoric and performance studies. We are searching for an outstanding candidate whose teaching, research, and service complements our vibrant faculty and program. This position includes: teaching courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels; establishing and maintaining an ongoing research program in area of specialty; contributing to curriculum development; seeking external research funding; serving on school, college, and university committees; assisting with recruitment of students for ASU and the program; and, providing service to professional associations and the community. Salary will be competitive based on qualifications. Required: Applicant must hold a Ph.D. in communication or related field at the time of appointment; evidence of excellence in teaching and research at the postsecondary level.

Demonstrated evidence of experience in research methodology.
Successful experience teaching/assisting in a large lecture format class.
Expertise in new media.
Evidence of ability to seek and secure external funding support.

The HDSHC includes 23 full-time faculty members and offers the BA, BS, MIP, and Ph.D. degrees in communication. The School offers laboratory facilities, computer resources, project support, grant development support, and a performance studio. The Main Campus is located in Tempe, a progressive suburb of Phoenix. Our location offers the resources of a major metropolitan area (5+ million) in a state with spectacular natural scenery and recreational areas, sublime winters, and a culturally rich population.

The postmarked application deadline is January 6, 2012; if the position is not filled, then applications will be accepted every subsequent Friday until search is closed. Applicants must submit a cover letter specifying interest in the position and how their qualifications match the required and desired qualifications; curriculum vitae; names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of three professional references; evidence of excellence in teaching (e.g. syllabi, teaching evaluations); and evidence of excellence in scholarship (e.g. reprints of published articles). A background check is required for employment. Arizona State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to excellence through diversity. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. ASU’s complete non-discrimination statement can be found at:

Address application materials to: Dr. Steven Corman, Search Committee Chair The Hugh Downs School of Human Communication Arizona State University P. O. Box 871205 (regular mail) Tempe, AZ 85287-1205 or 950 S. Forest Ave., room A412 (express mail) Tempe, AZ 85281 For additional information: HDSHC Strategic Initiatives: ASU, A New American University: Email:

Southern Illinois Univ job ad


The department seeks a teacher/scholar in communication pedagogy, performance studies, rhetoric, or some combination of those areas, with expertise in qualitative methods, or other strategies for researching lived experience in cultural contexts. We welcome all qualified applicants, but we particularly seek scholars working from interpretive, critical, and/or postmodern perspectives.

DUTIES include: graduate advising and committee service, pursuing active research agenda, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses as assigned, and providing service as needed. Graduate teaching includes such courses as: critical communication pedagogy; speech communication at university level; communication pedagogy and culture; teaching as performance; seminar in communication pedagogy; studies in rhetoric; theory and criticism in performance studies; or others in area of expertise and as needed by the department. Undergraduate teaching should contribute to one or more of the undergraduate specializations.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: a) Ph.D. in speech communication or closely related field; b) expertise in communication pedagogy, performance studies or rhetoric as indicated by major graduate coursework, dissertation, relevant experience, or scholarly publication. For either position, ability to supervise graduate assistants teaching the basic course is preferred. Additional expertise in one or more of the following areas is preferred: interpersonal communication; intercultural communication; organizational communication; or gender, sexuality, and communication. Assistant Professor (tenure track) requirements include: college/university teaching experience; scholarly accomplishment indicated by single author or first author peer-reviewed national journal articles or conference papers. Three or more years in rank and experience supervising graduate research preferred. If all of the requirements for the Ph.D. are not met by August 15, 2011, a one-year contract at the rank of instructor will be offered at a reduced salary. Associate Professor (tenure track) requirements include: six years university-level teaching; evidence of scholarly accomplishment indicated by a substantial record of single author or first author peer-reviewed national journal articles or books, and conference papers.

APPLICATION DEADLINE is June 10, 2011, or until filled.  Effective date of appointment will be August 16, 2011.  TO APPLY, send letter of application, curriculum vitae, publication/ manuscript sample, transcript copies of highest degree earned, and three current letters of reference to Nathan Stucky, Chair, Department of Speech Communication, Mail Code 6605, SIUC, 1100 Lincoln Dr., Carbondale, IL  62901.  SIUC is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer that strives to enhance its ability to develop a diverse faculty and staff and to increase its potential to serve a diverse student population. All applications are welcomed and encouraged, and will receive consideration.

Univ Waterloo Asst Prof

The Department of Drama and Speech Communication at the University of Waterloo invites applications for an Assistant Professor position in Speech Communication. Based in a liberal arts faculty that aspires to high national and international standards, the Speech Communication program currently serves approximately 140 majors and offers eight different degree programs, including three and four year regular and honours programs, an Arts and Business degree option, and a minor and option. The program has concentrations in four areas: Intercultural Communication; Interpersonal/Organizational Communication; Performance Studies; and Public and Digital Communication. The formal relationships between Speech Communication and other programs (especially Digital Arts Communication and Drama) provide regular opportunities for interdisciplinary collaborations in teaching, research, and creative work.

The successful candidate will have demonstrated teaching experience as well as a strong research profile, and will have PhD in hand or ABD with dissertation near completion. Strong candidates will specialize in interpersonal and/or organizational communication in teaching and research. Additional areas of specialization may include cultural/critical studies, ethics, public communication, intercultural communication, and performance studies. A demonstrated pedagogical commitment to theoretically-informed practice, student-centered learning, and engagement of broad public concerns is desirable. Expertise in qualitative and/or creative work is welcome. Duties include research, teaching, and academic service. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and Permanent Residents of Canada will be given priority. The University of Waterloo encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including women, members of visible minorities, native peoples, and persons with disabilities. This appointment will remain open until a suitable candidate has been hired. Send letters of application, complete CV, and three letters of recommendation to: Dr. Jennifer S. Simpson, Interim Chair, Department of Drama and Speech Communication, University of Waterloo, 200 University Avenue West, Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1. Appointment begins August 1, 2011. Application deadline: Review of applications will begin May 10, 2011.

DePaul University job ad

The College of Communication at DePaul University seeks applicants for an instructor or visiting assistant professor (depending on credentials) in Intercultural Communication and Performance Studies, beginning in September 2011. This is a renewable non-tenure-track position. The position requires teaching a variety of communication courses including intercultural communication, performance studies, and the senior capstone.  Additional teaching responsibility may include courses in public speaking and in the general education curriculum, as well as courses in the faculty member’s area of specialization.  ABD required, Ph.D. preferred. Prior teaching experience is highly desirable.

DePaul University is the nation’s largest Catholic university and the largest private university in Chicago, with more than 25,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The university has a strong commitment to providing a comprehensive liberal arts education and emphasizes both teaching and research.  The College of Communication has over 47 full-time faculty serving approximately 1500 undergraduate majors and 200 graduate students.

To apply, please visit to complete the application form. You will need electronic copies of: 1) a cover letter that addresses interest in and qualifications for the position; 2) a current CV; 3) three letters of recommendation; and 4) any relevant work sample.

For more information about the College of Communication, please visit our website at:  All full-time faculty members receive comprehensive benefits packages. DePaul University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

We will begin reviewing applications on April 30th and we will continue reviewing applications until the position is filled.

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