ASU Professor presents keynote at international communication conference

Research Professor Robert Shuter presented a keynote address at the 24th international conference of the International Association of Intercultural Communication Studies (IAICS) July 8, at DePaul University in Chicago.

The 2018 conference theme was "Communication and Dialogue: Integrating Global Communities."

The IAICS conference brings scholars together from around the world to share ideas, experiences and scholarly research from diverse interdisciplinary perspectives on communication across cultures.

The theme of Shuter's keynote address was "Intercultural New Media Studies: The New Frontier in Intercultural Communication." 

His presentation examined the impact of new media on intercultural communication. It explored the influence of new media on crucial dynamics of intercultural communication, including their potential for increasing intercultural dialogue and reducing conflict across cultures.

 To view the conference program, click HERE

In addition to his keynote address, two ASU graduate students presented conference papers, Lauren Mark and Anya Hommadova.  Recent Ph.D. Michael Zirulnik and Intercultural Research Fellow Mark Orbe also presented a conference paper.   

The papers presented are as follows:

“African American Female Pilot on the Flight Deck: Utilizing Creative Nonfiction as Critical-Cultural Narratology” Michael L. Zirulnik, Arizona State University; Mark P. Orbe, Western Michigan University

“The Unfortunate and the Criminal: Americans’ Perceptions of Foreigners during 2016 Election” Anya Hommadova, Arizona State University; Muhabbat Yakubova, North Dakota State University

 “Photo Narratives and the Formation of Cultural Hybridity” Lauren Mark, Arizona State University