Changes to Social Media for CID

social media logosAs a result of the efforts of Min He over the past 6 months to learn about the followers of the Center for Intercultural Dialogue on various social media, it has become obvious that there is very little activity on either Google+ or Pinterest, with only a few dozen followers on each site (compared to the hundreds on LinkedIn and Twitter, and over a thousand who are currently members of the CID Facebook group). The CID accounts on both of these platforms will therefore be terminated as of April 15, 2017.

Please subscribe to CID on any of the other social media platforms: Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, or YouTube, either by clicking on these links, or the logos on the right side of the page.

Or subscribe directly to WordPress via email (through the link on the top right of any page). Once you have done that, you can “manage” your subscription, choosing whether you want a daily or weekly update sent to your inbox. (As a general clarification: CID does not manage an email list; each subscriber manages their own preferences.)

If you have any difficulties and want to talk to a person, just email me directly.

My apologies for the time these changes will require.

Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz, Director
Center for Intercultural Dialogue

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CID has passed 2000 subscribers!

 

Thanks to all of you who have subscribed to the Center for Intercultural Dialogue’s website, we have crossed the 2000 mark!

2000 followers

This number includes those who have followed through WordPress (available only to those with their own WP sites), those who have signed up for email notifications, as well as those who follow through Facebook, Twitter, or Google+. WordPress cannot directly track those who have joined the CID LinkedIn group (currently at 274 members), or who follow on YouTube or Pinterest, so the actual number of subscribers in fact now totals 2349! It took 3 1/2 years to reach 1000, but only another 2 years to pass 2000. Likes on Facebook, retweets on Twitter, and sharing of posts all expand our reach, and are much appreciated.

Researcher profiles and the CID publication series Key Concepts in Intercultural Dialogue receive considerable numbers of views, as do guest posts (which you can access through the word cloud at the bottom left of any page). Even the Wikipedia article on CID is read half a dozen times each day.

As the number of followers has increased, email sent to CID has increased as well. The largest single number of viewers are from the US, but it is people outside the US who most often write in with requests of various sorts. As an example, the past week brought emails from Colombia, Switzerland, Nigeria, Greece, and New Zealand; the week before that from Ghana, Hong Kong, Malta, Belgium and Serbia. I try to answer all emails within a few days, and to post relevant information that is submitted about conferences, publication opportunities, fellowships, grants, post-docs, etc. within a week, though occasionally there is a longer line.

I very much appreciate your support.

Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz, Director
Center for Intercultural Dialogue
intercult.dialogue [at] gmail.com

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CFP Listening in Mediated Contexts

Call for Papers: International Journal of Listening
Fall Issue 2017: Special Issue on Listening in Mediated Contexts
Editor-in-Chief: Margarete Imhof
Guest Editors: Dr. Debra L. Worthington & Dr. Shaughan Keaton

The growth of social media and evolving technology have significantly impacted who people listen to as well as how and when they listen.  In this Special Issue, the International Journal of Listening explores the impact of social media and other technology on listening processes. The goal of the issue is to highlight exceptional articles that explore the nature of listening in mediated contexts. Mediated contexts are broadly construed, including mobile phone communication, Facebook, Skype, YouTube, Instagram or any combination of these and other popular platforms and devices. Articles may explore the impact on or relationship to individual communication styles, characteristics of mediated interaction from both the sender and receiver’s perception, social cognition, as well as the impact of new technology on individual, group and public listening processes.  Papers from various perspectives and diverse fields are welcome:  intrapersonal/ interpersonal communication, doctor-patient communication, sports communication, romantic relationships, education and instruction. Papers with a cross-cultural or international focus are particularly welcome.

Examples of themes, include:
–         Listening attitudes and behavior in social media
–         Listening in online teaching environments.
–         Social cognition and person perception in social media
–         Intercultural differences in the perception of mediated communication
–         Supportive listening via social media
–         Individual choices between voice and short messaging
–         Medium and message reception
–         Generational differences in listening to social media messages

All full length manuscripts will be submitted through https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/ijl.  The length of articles should be no more than 6,000 words (not including references and appendices). The journal plans to publish up to six research articles in the special issue. Additional accepted articles will be published in later issues of the journal.

Submission deadline: October 1st, 2016
Expected publication: Fall 2017

Inquiries about the special issue should be directed to Dr. Debra L. Worthington.  Please use the subject line: ILJ Special Issue on Listening and Mediated Contexts.

National University of Singapore job ads

Tenured Full/Associate Professor with research and teaching specialization in Health Communication and New Media at National University of Singapore

The Department of Communications and New Media at the National University of Singapore (NUS) seeks to hire a tenured Full/Associate Professor with research and teaching specialization in Health Communication and New Media. In particular, research and teaching interests in e-health, communication technologies and health, Tele-health, health information systems, health communication campaigns, health information-seeking, social support networks, provider patient communication, public policy and health, social change communication, community-driven participatory research, and/or health and globalization are desired. We are interested in internationally recognized scholars who value diverse research methods and approach health communication through new and emergent media perspectives. Candidates must have a Ph.D., extensive teaching experience, globally recognized research achievements, proven administrative experience, and leadership qualities.

The Department, a part of the globally ranked Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at NUS, offers degree programs at the undergraduate, master’s and doctoral levels, and is ranked among the top global Communication and Media Studies departments.

Position Available:  January 2017. Remuneration is internationally competitive.

Application Procedure: Applicants must submit:
1. a letter of interest;
2. an updated curriculum vitae (including education, employment history, public and professional service, honors and awards, and a complete list of publications);
3. a list of six referees (with affiliations and particulars); and
4. a statement of research
5. analysis of research impact
6. Five key publications

Enquiries and applications should be sent to Ms. Gayathri Dorairaju, Department of Communications and New Media, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, National University of Singapore, Blk AS6, #03-41, 11 Computing Drive, Singapore 117416. Tel: (65) 6516-4670, Fax: (65) 6779-4911, Email: cnmcareer@nus.edu.sg. For general information about NUS, please visit http://www.nus.edu.sg. Visit also the Department of Communications and New Media at http://www.fas.nus.edu.sg/cnm/

Application Deadline: To ensure consideration, applications must arrive by 15 January 2016 and the search will continue until the position is filled. We uphold the principle of non-discrimination and encourage every qualified individual to apply.


TENURE TRACK POSITIONS IN 1) SOCIAL MEDIA, 2) CRITICAL THEORY AND NEW MEDIA, 3) NEW MEDIA AND POLITICAL COMMUNICATION at National University of Singapore

The Department of Communications and New Media at the National University of Singapore (NUS) seeks outstanding candidates for three tenure-track Assistant Professor positions, with research that complements our strengths in new media studies. CNM is a dynamic group of researchers who specialize in emergent issues at the intersections of media and communication in today’s digitally networked media environment.

We are seeking three individuals with expertise in one or more of the following broad areas: 1) Social media –computer-mediated communication, social and semantic network analysis, big data and computational methods, interaction design and analysis, digital risks and privacy, socially mediated relationships. 2) Critical theory and new media – ICTD, digital rhetoric and digital humanities, cultural studies of new media, political economy of new media, postcolonial theories of new media, new media mobilities, digital Marxist theory, performance studies and new media, new media policies and regulations, digital ethics. 3) New media and political communication – activism, elections and campaigns, power and politics, collective action, social movement, civic engagement, public opinion, political psychology and behavior. The Department is situated within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at NUS, Singapore. It offers degree programs at the undergraduate, masters, and doctoral levels, and is ranked among the top Communication and Media Studies departments globally. Remuneration and work support provided are internationally competitive.

Please submit: (1) Research and teaching interest statements, (2) Curriculum Vitae including publications and teaching experience, (3) names, affiliates, and contact details of PhD supervisor and three other references, (4) selected copies of up to two journal/conference articles or book chapters representing best work.

Position Available:  July  2016. Candidates who are at the ABD stage and can show strong evidence of PhD completion by 2016 summer are welcome to apply. We strongly uphold the principle of non-discrimination and encourage every qualified individual to apply.  Remuneration is internationally competitive.

Enquiries and applications should be sent to Ms. Gayathri Dorairaju, Department of Communications and New Media, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, National University of Singapore, Blk AS6, #03-41, 11 Computing Drive, Singapore 117416. Tel: (65) 6516-4670, Fax: (65) 6779-4911, Email: cnmcareer@nus.edu.sg. For general information about NUS, please visit http://www.nus.edu.sg. Visit also the Department of Communications and New Media at http://www.fas.nus.edu.sg/cnm/

Application Deadline: To ensure consideration, applications must arrive before January 3, 2016. We uphold the principle of non-discrimination and encourage every qualified individual to apply.

Gulf University of Science and Technology job ad (Kuwait)

Asst/Assoc/Full Prof: PR/Strategic Comm, Broadcasting, or Digital Media 
Gulf University for Science and Technology

The Gulf University for Science and Technology is Kuwait’s first private, American-model university. GUST currently offers programs in Arts and Sciences, and Business—including an MBA.

The Department of Mass Communication and Media (MCM) at GUST invites applications for four full-time positions beginning in Fall 2015 in the following areas:

Public relations or strategic communication (x2): Professional experience and expertise in international/intercultural public relations, advertising, political communication, or rhetoric are highly desirable. Teaching duties include courses in PR and advertising, integrated marketing communication, strategic/political communication, and persuasive writing.

Broadcasting (x1): Experience with audio/video production and broadcast copywriting are expected. Expertise in media law, media theory, journalism, or digital media are highly desirable. Teaching duties include courses in radio and TV production, video and sound editing, media packages, news gathering, public speaking, media theory, and writing for mass media.

Digital or social media (x1): Teaching duties include courses in digital/social media, web design, digital animation, graphic design, visual communication, or visual culture depending on the faculty’s areas of specialization.

Additional duties for all positions include advising students, engaging in scholarship, and providing institutional service.

Qualified candidates will hold a Ph.D. in one of these areas or a related degree in communication by the time of appointment, have evidence of quality teaching, and demonstrated scholarly potential. Review of applications begins December 1, 2014 and will continue until the positions are filled.

The MCM Department offers a B.A. degree with concentrations in public relations and advertising, visual communication, and radio/TV broadcasting. The department hosts approximately 500 majors in a university of over 3,500 students.

GUST offers generous salaries and an excellent package, including a housing allowance, educational allowances for dependents, medical and dental plans, as well as annual return airfare home. Kuwait is also a tax-free country. Interested applicants are requested to send a cover letter, complete CV, and the names and contact information for at least three references to Dr. Ali Ansari, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. In the subject of the email please state “Position applied for: Public Relations.” Kindly note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

U Virginia job ad: Social Media/Mobile Technologies

Assistant Professor of Social Media and Mobile Technologies at University of Virginia

The Department of Media Studies at the University of Virginia seeks to hire a tenure-track Assistant Professor, appointment beginning August 25, 2015. The successful candidate must have a PhD (or be ABD with expected completion of June 2015), evidence of innovative and effective teaching, and excellent research promise in the field of media studies. We are searching for a scholar who specializes in social media and mobile technologies. We particularly welcome candidates with a focus on one or more of the following: infrastructures, mobilities, and non-North American perspectives. Candidates should be well versed in theories of technology, globalization, and new media so as to complement current departmental strengths in global media, technology, and policy.

To apply, candidates must submit a Candidate Profile through Jobs@UVA, and electronically attach the following: a cover letter of interest that describes research agenda and teaching experience, curriculum vitae that includes the names and contact information of three (3) references that can speak to research excellence. Also, under separate cover by e-mail please arrange for one (1) of the references listed in the CV to send a confidential letter of recommendation to: Professor Bruce Williams, Chair of Search Committee.

For priority consideration, please submit all application materials and letters of reference by November 1, 2014. The position will remain open until filled.

Questions regarding the application process should be directed to Professor Bruce Williams, Chair of Search Committee.

CFP Social Media in the Middle East

Social Media in the Middle East
Call for Chapter Proposals
Deadline: September 20, 2014

Editors:
Michael H. Prosser, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, University of Virginia/Shanghai International Studies University
Adil Nurmakov, Ph.D., International IT University, Kazakhstan
Ehsan Shahghasemi, University of Tehran, Iran

Publication information: to be published in late 2015 or early in 2016 by Dignity Press.

The Middle East is a challenging and highly provocative region today, and many countries and regional or local groups have a vibrant/fractured social media in interaction or opposition. The editors believe that Social Media in the Middle East will be a valuable scholarly book which will provide greater insights into the historical and contemporary events in the rapidly changing Middle East.

Seeking online chapter proposals of 200-300 words and a resume, for intended scholarly analytical chapters of 22-25 pages on topics related to social media in the Middle East: historically, politically, militarily, geographically, economically, religiously, culturally, and/or cross-culturally,  the chapters including an abstract of about 200 words; key words; an analytical framework; with qualitative, quantitative, or mixed method methodology; discussion; appropriate charts and graphs; and generous citations and references according to the sixth edition of the APA Guidelines. A maximum of three coauthors for each chapter is allowed.

Interested scholars of the Middle East seeking to submit a high quality chapter proposal of 200-300 words, plus a resume, should send it all of the editors (emails in links above) by September 20, 2014.

Decisions about accepted chapters will be made in between mid-September to early October, 2014. Selected authors will have four months from acceptance to complete their chapters (not later than February 1, 2015).  All finalized chapters will be reviewed by the three coeditors for recommended revisions, additions, or changes.  Social Media in the Middle East will also include authors’ 200-250 word biographies in the third person, and thumbnail photos as an attachment, with at least 300 pixils. It is intended that Social Media in the Middle East will be in the range of 500+ pages with a preface, introduction, 14-15  high quality chapters, biographies and thumbnail photos of authors, and an index.

In the meantime, already planned  tentative chapters include:
*Dr. Haneen Mohammad Shoaib, Jeddah College of Advertising, University of Business  and Technology, Saudia Arabia:  social media in Saudia Arabia and immediate  environs, with Dr. Samar M. Shoaib as coauthor;  *Adil Numakov, International IT University, Kazakhstan: a cross-cultural study relating to social media in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Turkmenistan as they border the Middle East; and
*Ehsan Shahghasemi, University of Tehran:  social media in Iran.

These tentative chapters do not exclude other possible proposed chapters relating to similar topics.

The editors have an interest in additional topics, as illustrative, among other possibilities: Cross-cultural study of social media in Israel, Gaza, and the West Bank; Social media historically and contemporarily in Egypt; Cross-cultural study of social media in Sudan and South Sudan; Cross-cultural study of social media in Yemen, the United Arab Emirates, Oman, and Dubai; Cross-cultural study of social media among the Kurds in Iran, Iraq, Sudan, and Turkey; Cross-cultural study of social media in the Syrian government and opposition groups in Syria; Social media in Iraq; Social media in Turkey; Social media in Lebanon; Social media in Kuwait; Social media of ISIS, the Levant, proposed Caliphate; etc.

CID has 1000 subscribers!

Thanks to all of you who have subscribed to the Center for Intercultural Dialogue‘s website, we have just crossed the 1000 mark!

CID at 1000 subscribers

This number includes those who have signed up through WordPress for email notification each time a new post appears, as well as those who follow us through Facebook, Twitter, or Google +. WordPress cannot track those who have joined the CID LinkedIn group (which currently stands at 112), or who find CID through YouTube or Pinterest, so the actual number of subscribers is actually even higher. It took 3 1/2 years to get to this point, but presumably it will take a lot less time to get to 2000!

As the number of followers has increased, CID’s email has increased as well. We try to answer all emails within a few days, and to post relevant information within a week.

We very much appreciate your support.

Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz, Director
Center for Intercultural Dialogue

Qi Wang

RESEARCHER PROFILE

Qi WangQi Wang earned her bachelor’s degree in English at Beijing University (1997). Her master’s (Kent State University, 2001) and doctoral degrees (University of Maryland, 2006) were both in communication. She is currently Associate Professor in the Department of Communication at Villanova University and Area Coordinator in the Interpersonal Communication specialization.

Her teaching and research interests include intercultural and interpersonal communication, with a focus on conflict management. Recently, she has also conducted and published studies in social media use and its influences on interpersonal communication. She has published research in various key communication journals and books (e.g., The SAGE Handbook of Conflict Communication, Human Communication Research, Journal of Public Relations Research, Communication Quarterly, China Media Research, etc.), and presented conference papers annually at the major scholarly communication organizations such as National Communication Association (NCA) and International Communication Associations (ICA). Her papers have won several Top Paper Awards at NCA. Her doctoral dissertation that theorized conflict avoidance strategies won the 2007 Outstanding Dissertation Award at the International Association for Conflict Management at Budapest, Hungary. She has conducted several funded research projects. Her most recent research that investigates the multinational mining industry in Peru has won the scholarship from the Arthur Page Legacy Center at PSU. She has been named as the 2013-2014 Page Legacy Scholar.

She is the 2013-2014 President of the Association for Chinese Communication Scholars (ACCS) affiliated with NCA. She also served as the Student Board Member at ICA in 2005-2006. She has launched the internship program in Shanghai for the Department of Communication at Villanova University in 2014, and also serves as the vice director of the Center for the Cross-Cultural Education and Communication for the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences.

Key publications

Wang, Q., & Bowen, S. P. (in press). The limits of beauty: The impact of physician sex and attractiveness on patient communication perceptions. Communication Research Reports.

Wang, Q., Ni, L., & De la Flor, M. (2013). An intercultural competence model of strategic public relations management in the Peru mining industry context. Journal of Public Relations Research, 0, 1-22. doi: 10.1080/1062726X.2013.795864

Fink, E. L., & Cai, D. A., with Wang, Q. (2013). Quantitative methods for conflict communication research. In J. Oetzel & S. Ting-Toomey. (Eds.), The SAGE handbook of conflict communication: Integrating theory, research, and practice (2nd ed., pp. 41-66). Thousands Oak, CA: Sage.

Wang, Q., Fink, E. L., & Cai, D. A. (2012). The effect of conflict goals on avoidance strategies: What does not communicating communicate? Human Communication Research, 38, 222-252. doi: 10.1111/j.1468-2958.2011.01421.x

Ni, L., & Wang, Q. (2011). Anxiety and uncertainty management in an intercultural setting: The impact on organization-public relationships. Journal of Public Relations Research, 23, 269-301. doi: 10.1080/ 1062726X.2011.582205

Cai, D. A., Fink, E. L., & Wang, Q. (2010). Methods for conflict communication research, with special reference to culture. In D. A. Cai (Ed.) Intercultural communication: Sage benchmarks in communication (Vol. 2, pp. 99-120). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage [Reprint from 2006].

Feeny, K., & Wang, Q. (2010). Comparing the perceptions of success, attributions, and motivations between the Chinese and the U.S. cultures. China Media Research, 6, 56-66.

Wang, Q. (2010). Cultural individualism-collectivism, self-construal, and multiple goal concerns in interpersonal influence situations: A cross-cultural investigation. In Y. Sun (Ed.), Intercultural studies: New frontiers (pp. 197-217). Beijing, China: Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press.

Wang, Q., Fink, E. L., & Cai, D. A. (2008). Loneliness, gender, and parasocial interaction: A uses and gratifications approach. Communication Quarterly, 56, 87-109. doi: 10.1080/01463370701839057

Cai, D. A., Fink, E. L., & Wang, Q. (2006). Quantitative methods for conflict communication research, with special reference to culture. In J. G. Oetzel & S. Ting-Toomey (Eds.), The SAGE handbook of conflict communication: Integrating theory, research, and practice (pp. 33-64). Thousand Oak, CA: Sage.

Current research projects, esp. interdisciplinary or international collaborations

Ni, L., Wang, Q., & De la Flor, M. (r&r). Exploring the relationship between intercultural communication competencies and preferences for public relations practices among public relations students. Journal of Communication Management.

Wang, Q., & Woodard, E. H., IV (manuscript preparation). Loneliness and Facebook use: An intersection of uses and gratifications and social information processing perspectives. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication.

Wang, Q., Cai, D. A., Fink, E. L., Wang, W., & Ni, L. (manuscript preparation). The moderating effect of culture on the relationships between conflict goals and avoidance strategies. Human Communication Research.