U Mass Study Abroad: Food Studies (Italy)

Study AbroadCRITICAL STUDIES ON FOOD IN ITALY PROGRAM. 5-Week Full Immersion Summer Program, Rome, Italy, May 21 – June 23, 2018.

Gustolab is now accepting applications for a 5-week Summer 2018 Critical Studies on Food in Italy study abroad program and a 4-week Academic Internship Program. Designed, promoted and managed by Gustolab International Food Systems and Sustainability and University of Massachusetts Amherst. The program is open to all majors. Students can earn up to 9 credits.

Available courses:
Critical Studies on Food Culture (3 credits)
Food Media, Communication and Trends (3 credits)
Food, Nutrition and Culture in Italy (3 credits)
Food Waste in Italy (3 credits) NEW!
Elementary Italian Language UMASS ITAL 110 (3 credits) and Intensive Elementary Italian Language UMASS ITAL 126 (6 credits)
Italian Lexicon for Food Studies (3 credits)

Students can add on the 4-week academic internship program at the end of the Critical Studies on Food in Italy Program, June 24 – July 21, 2018, in multiple locations in Italy. Internships are customized according to the needs of students. They offer interns the opportunity to work in a specific field dealing with some aspect of food systems or sustainability.  Interns will also carry out a research project.

Gonen Dori-Hacohen Profile

ProfilesGonen Dori-Hacohen is a discourse analyst and a communication scholar at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, studying both interactions in the media and in mundane situations, focusing on the intersection of culture, politics, and the media.

Gonen Dori-Hacohen

Currently he studies civic participation in Israeli radio phone-ins, American Political Radio Talk, and other arenas of public participation, such as online comments.  In one current project, he compares American talk radio and Israeli Radio talk, and will be happy to widen this comparison to include other countries and cultures. Additionally, he works on online comments in Israel, and will be happy to compare this phenomenon to similar phenomenon in other countries.

Selected publications:

Van Over, B., Dori-Hacohen, G. & Winchatz, M. R. (2019). Policing the boundaries of the sayable: The public negotiation of profane, prohibited and proscribed speech. In M. Scollo & T. Milburn (Eds.), Engaging and transforming global communication through cultural discourse analysis: A tribute to Donal Carbaugh (pp. 195-217). Fairleigh Dickinson University Press.

Livnat, Z., Dori-Hacohen, G., (2018). Indexing membership via responses to irony: Communication competence in Israeli radio call-in shows, Language & Communication, 58, 62-79.

Assouline, Dalit, & Dori-Hacohen, G. (2017). Yiddish across borders: Interviews in the Yiddish ultra-Orthodox Jewish audio mass medium.Language and Communication, 56, 68-81.

Weizman, E. & Dori-Hacohen, D. (2017). Commenting on opinion editorials in on-line journals: A cross-cultural examination of face work in The Washington Post (USA) and Nrg (Israel). Discourse, Context, Media, 19, 39-48.

Dori-Hacohen, G. (2016). HaTokbek Kemilat Mafteakh: hapotentzial ledemotratya karnavalit hademokrati  vehamtziut hademokratithamugbelet. [The tokbek as an Israeli term for talk: The potential for democratic carnival and the defective democratic reality]. Israel Studies in Language and Society, 9(1-2), 164-183. [Hebrew]

Dori-Hacohen, G. (2016). Tokbek, Israeli speech economy, and other non-deliberative terms for political talk.  In D. Carbaugh (Ed.), Communication in cross-cultural perspective (pp. 299-311). New York: Routledge.

Maschler, Y., & Dori-Hacohen, G. (2016). Hebrew nu: Grammaticization of a borrowed particle. In P. Auer & Y. Maschler (Eds.), NU and NÅ:  Family of discourse markers across the languages of Europe and beyond (pp. 162-212).  Berlin:  Walter de Gruyter.

Dori-Hacohen, G. (2014). Establishing social groups in Hebrew: ‘We’ in political radio phone-in programs. In T.-S. Pavlidou (Ed.), Constructing collectivity: ‘We’ across languages and contexts (pp. 187-206). Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Dori-Hacohen, G. (2014). Spontaneous or controlled: Overall structural organization of phone-ins in two countries and their relations to societal norms. Journal of Pragmatics, 70, 1-15.

Dori-Hacohen, G., & White, T. T. (2013). “Booyah Jim”: The construction of hegemonic masculinity in CNBC Mad Money phone-in interactions. Discourse, Context and Media, 2,175-183.

Dori-Hacohen, G. (2012). The commercial and the public “public spheres”: Two types of political talk-radio and their constructed publics. Journal of Radio and Audio Media, 19(2), 134-51.

Dori-Hacohen, G. (2012). Types of interaction on Israeli radio phone-in programs and the public sphere. Javnost-The public, 19(3), 21-40.

Thompson, G., & Dori-Hacohen, G. (2012). Framing selves in interactional practice. Electronic Journal of Communication, 22(3-4).

Dori-Hacohen, G. (2011). Integrating and divisive discourses: The discourse in interactions with non-Jewish callers on Israeli radio phone-in programs. Israel Studies in Language and Society, 3(2), 146-165 [Hebrew]

Work for CID:
Gonen Dori-Hacohen has reviewed translations into Hebrew.

Donal Carbaugh Profile


Donal Carbaugh is Emeritus Professor of Communication at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

He is recipient of the University’s highest awards for Outstanding Accomplishments in Research and Creative Activity in addition to the Samuel F. Conti Faculty Research Fellowship; he is also the recipient of teaching awards as a Graduate Mentor, a Hewlett Fellow, and as a finalist for the university’s campus-wide Distinguished Teaching Award. In June of 2017, a conference on New Directions in the Ethnography of Communication was held in his honor at Mount Saint Vincent College, New York City. In 2016, he was named a Distinguished Scholar of the National Communication Association (NCA) for a lifetime of achievement. In 2007-2008, he was appointed Fulbright’s Distinguished Professor and Bicentennial Chair of North American Studies at the University of Helsinki Finland.

Carbaugh’s general interests focus upon cultural philosophies of communication, the environment, and the ways culturally distinctive practices get woven into international and intercultural interactions. His studies focus upon Native American, popular American, Russian, and Finnish communication practices, with special attention to the relationship between language use, culture, spirit, and nature. In 1992, he was elected Visiting Senior Member at Linacre College, Oxford University, England, which is a lifetime position. He has held academic appointments at the Universities of Colorado, Montana, Pittsburgh, the University of Helsinki, the University of Tampere, the Turku School of Economics in Finland, and at other universities. He currently serves on about twenty editorial boards of national and international journals. His published research has appeared in many major academic journals, in several countries including Finland, Germany, Italy, and Russia, in several languages.

His recent books include: Reporting cultures on 60 Minutes (with Michael Berry), and, The Handbook of Communication in Cross-cultural Perspective (edited). His authored book, Cultures in Conversation, was awarded the “Old Chestnut” in Language and Social Interaction and Outstanding Book of the Year in International and Intercultural Communication from that division of the National Communication Association. His edited volume, Cultural Communication and Intercultural Contact, received the National Communication Association’s Award for Distinguished Scholarship in International and Intercultural Communication. His other books include Distinctive Qualities in Communication Research (with Patrice Buzzanell), Narrative and Identity: Studies in Autobiography, Self and Culture (edited with Jens Brockmeier), and Situating Selves: The Communication of Social Identity in American Scenes. His favored perspective on communication is an entry in several international encyclopedia and has been featured in the Journal of Multicultural Discourses, in Language and Intercultural Communication, by the National Academies in 2010, and as a key perspective for community work by the British Dialogue Society. Commentary on his work has appeared in The New York TimesThe Washington PostIndian Country TodayPsychology Today(several times and includes a January 2007 article about Finnishness), Vapaa Sana (North America’s largest Finnish newspaper), theFinnish American Reporter, the Moscow TimesThe Times of India, and Gentleman’s Quarterly among other outlets.

Work for CID:

Donal Carbaugh wrote about his Fulbright experience. He was on the organizing committee for the National Communication Association’s Summer Conference on Intercultural Dialogue in Istanbul, Turkey, which led to the creation of CID, and has served on the CID Advisory Board. He also served as a reviewer of  micro-grants distributed by CID (funded by the National Communication Association).

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