Salma T. Shukri Profile


Salma T. Shukri (Ph.D., University of Denver) is an instructor of communication in the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

Salma ShukriHer areas of interest include intercultural communication, interpersonal communication, and conflict management. Specifically, she explores how communication—specifically, how we communicate about difference—serves as both an instrument and a barrier to inclusion and belonging. Along with having taught several intercultural communication courses at various institutions, Salma has also held several non-academic, professional positions with local and international organizations in the field of conflict mediation and cross-cultural dialogue.

Additionally, Salma engages in methodological research, advancing qualitative research methods through her work. She has published this work in top-tier journals, including the Journal of International and Intercultural Communication and in Text and Performance Quarterly. 

Recent publications:

Shukri, S. & Willink, K. (in press). Interpretive discernment: Feeling our way toward a performative understanding of interviewing. Departures in Critical Qualitative Research, 9(3).

Shukri, S. (2019). Review of Muslim women and white femininity: Reenactment and resistance. Text & Performance Quarterly, 39(4), 414-416. doi: 10.1080/10462937.2019.1657935

Willink, K., & Shukri, S. (2018). Performative interviewing: Affective attunement and reflective affective analysis in interviewing. Text & Performance Quarterly, 38(4), 187-207. doi: 10.1080/10462937.2018.1526409

Willink, K., Gutierrez-Perez, R., Shukri, S., & Stein, L. (2014). Navigating with the stars: Critical qualitative methodological constellations for critical intercultural communication research. Journal of International and Intercultural Communication, 7 (4), 289-316. doi: 10.1080/17513057.2014.964150

Work for CID:
Salma Shukri has translated KC22: Cultural Identity, KC33: Moral Conflict, KC35: Media Ecology, KC53: Conflict Management, and KC68: Social Justice  into Arabic. She also serves as a reviewer for Arabic translations.

CFP Culture, Language & Social Practice Conference 2017

ConferencesCall for Papers
Culture, Language, and Social Practice (CLASP) V Conference
September 15-17, 2017, Boulder, CO

CLASP V is the fifth multidisciplinary conference run by graduate students that promotes the broad connections between culture, language, and society grounded in empirical research. We hope to once again bring together an array of national and international scholars from diverse countries and sub-disciplines for the CLASP V conference this year in Boulder, CO.

The conference is open to students and faculty who are interested in language, social practice, and interdisciplinary study. Abstracts for papers covering topics in various areas of sociocultural linguistics are invited and are due by June 2nd, 2017.

Conference Details:
The conference will take place on September 15-17, 2017 at the University of Colorado Boulder. Our confirmed speakers are:
* Dwanna Robertson (Race, Ethnicity and Migration Studies, Colorado College)
* Jonathan Rosa (Education, Stanford University)
* Natasha Shrikant (Communication, University of Colorado–Boulder)
* Jack Sidnell (Anthropology, University of Toronto)

Soumia Bardhan Profile

ProfilesSoumia Bardhan (Ph.D., University of New Mexico) is assistant professor of Intercultural/International Communication at University of Colorado Denver.

She was most recently an assistant professor of Communication and director of Global Communication Initiatives at Kansas State University.

Professor Bardhan’s research interests are interdisciplinary and informed by Intercultural Communication (communication dynamics of difference based on religious, historical, and political values) and Islamic/Religious Studies. By focusing on the intersections of culture, religion, and politics, she explores: a) the interactional dynamics of Western/non-Muslim and Arab/Islamic rhetorical traditions; b) the multi-vocal discursive practices within Islam; c) the rhetoric and deliberative capacity of Muslim communities in marginalized contexts; and d) the role of new media and deliberation in the cultural-political transformation of Arab societies. She has conducted grant-funded fieldwork in Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, and India; presented her research at numerous national and international conferences (NCA, MESA, ICA); and her work has appeared in the peer-reviewed Georgetown Journal of International AffairsJournal of Public DeliberationDigest of Middle East StudiesJournal of Intercultural Communication ResearchContemporary Islam, and as peer-reviewed chapters in books published by top university presses. A commitment to facilitating intercultural relations, civic engagement and democratic capacity building, social justice, and shaping public policy drives her research and scholarship. She is currently working on a scholarly book examining the political rise and fall of the Islamist Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood (MB) in Egypt between 2005-2015. She uses perspectives from rhetoric, religion, politics, and technology to decipher how this decade shaped the global identity of the MB and examines the rhetorical affordances digital fora present to non-state actors in authoritarian contexts to participate effectively in the global discursive arena.

Bardhan teaches courses related to intercultural/critical intercultural communication; intercultural rhetoric; religion, culture, and communication; communication theories; history and philosophy of communication studies; qualitative research methodologies; gender, politics, and Islam; and directs Study Abroad courses focusing on Islam and intercultural dialogue in Spain, France, Morocco, and India. As a certified mediator, she also teaches mediation (creative dispute resolution) courses. She has taught in India, China, the Middle East, Japan, and the U.S. Her teaching philosophy is informed by critical pedagogy and intercultural praxis.

Bardhan serves as a director on the board of the International Communication Association and is chair of its Intercultural Communication Division (2019-2021). She also served on the National Communication Association’s (NCA) Task Force on Fostering International Collaboration in research, teaching, and service. She is exploring NCA’s research internationalization and is working to organize an NCA summer conference in India. She has also co-edited a book (with members of the NCA Task Force) on internationalizing the communication curriculum, published by Routledge and forthcoming in Fall 2019.

Selected publications:

Turner, P. K., Bardhan, S., Holden, T. Q., & Mutua, E. M. (Eds.). (Forthcoming). Internationalizing the communication curriculum in an age of globalization: Why, what, and how. New York: Routledge.

Bardhan, S. & Foss, K. (Forthcoming). Revolutionary graffiti and Cairene women: Performing agency through gaze aversion. In Charrad, M & Stephan, R. (Eds.), Women rising: Resistance, revolution, and reform in the Arab Spring and beyond. New York: New York University Press.

Bardhan, S. (2018). Affordances of websites for counterpublicity and international communication: Case of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood. Georgetown Journal of International Affairs, 19, 3-11.

Bardhan, S. (2018). The Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood and ‘Ikhwanweb’: Deliberative ethic/voice in a counterpublic’s rhetoric? Journal of Public Deliberation, 4(1), Article 5.

Bardhan, S. (2017). Rhetorical approaches to communication and culture. In J. Nussbaum (Ed.), Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Communication. Oxford University Press.

Bardhan, S. & Wood, R. (2015). The role of culture in civil society promotion in the Middle East: A case study approach with technology for social networking. Digest of Middle East Studies, 24(1), 111-138.

Bardhan, S. (2014). Egypt, Islamists, and the Internet: The Muslim Brotherhood and its rhetoric of dialectics in ‘Ikhwanweb’. Digest of Middle East Studies, 23(2), 235-261.

For access to publications, visit her page on Academia.

Leah Sprain Profile

Leah Sprain
is an Assistant Professor of Communication at the University of Colorado Boulder.

Leah Sprain

Her research focuses on democratic engagement, studying how specific communication practices facilitate and inhibit democratic action. Her research and teaching draw on language and social interaction perspectives to explore deliberation, environmental communication, and social movement activism. Outreach and praxis are crucial to democratic engagement thus much of her research is collaborative and focused on the practice-theory interface. As an ethnographer of communication, she has conducted extended fieldwork in Nicaragua and the United States. She co-edited Social Movement to Address Climate Change: Local Steps for Global Action, and her work appears in the Journal of Applied Communication Research, Environmental Communication: A Journal of Nature and Culture, and Communication Theory. She received her BA from Pacific Lutheran University, and MA and PhD from the University of Washington.

Key Publications:

Carcasson, M. & Sprain, L. (in press). Beyond problem solving: Re-conceptualizing the work of public deliberation as deliberative inquiry. Communication Theory.

Sprain, L., Carcasson, M., & Merolla, A. (2014). Experts in public deliberation: Lessons from a deliberative design on water needs. Journal of Applied Communication Research, 42, 150-167.

Sprain, L. & Gastil, J. (2013). What does it mean to deliberate? An interpretive account of jurors’ expressed deliberative rules and premises. Communication Quarterly, 61, 151-171.

Sprain, L. & Boromisza-Habashi, D. (2013). The ethnographer of communication at the table: Building cultural competence, designing strategic action. Journal of Applied Communication Research, 41, 181-187. [Introduction to a Special Forum on Ethnography of Communication in Applied Communication Research]

Witteborn, S. & Sprain, L. (2010). Grouping processes in a public meeting from an ethnography of communication and cultural discourse analysis perspective. International Journal of Public Participation, 3, 14-35.

Endres, D., Sprain, L., & Peterson, T. R. (Eds.) (2009). Social movement to address climate change: Local steps for global action. Amherst, NY: Cambria Press.

Work for CID:
Leah Sprain wrote KC60: Deliberation.