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The Intercultural Communication and Global Engagement Interest Group (ICGlobal) promotes communication research, teaching, and practice that advance knowledge and competencies for living and working in our increasingly diverse and connected world.
We are dedicated to achieving our mission by
Creating a sense of identity and community among those who work in the intercultural/global arena (across all the content areas of communication and HDSHC research initiatives). Faculty and graduate students have built collaborative work for globally engaged research projects (e.g., Drs. Pettigrew and Shin’s grant project, Expanding the influence of Dale se REAL in Nicaragua Central America, Dr. Cheong’s grant project, Asia Mediated: Interdisciplinary Curriculum Innovation) and continue our efforts to extend access and sustain our outreach in global communities.
Providing a conversation space for those who focus on culture and communication. Along with other research initiatives, the ICGlobal interest group extends our network with intercultural communication scholars in different institutes and hosts guest lectures and workshops for graduate students, faculty in the Hugh Downs School, as well as for the ASU community.
Presenting their work at ASU include Dr. Mark Orbe (Professor at Western Michigan University) and a 2017-2018 Hugh Downs School Research Fellow on “Engaging Communities through Intercultural Communication,” Dr. Alberto Gonzalez (Professor at Bowling Green State University) and a 2016-2017 Research Fellow on “We Went North instead of West: The Vernacular Rhetoric of Ohio Mexican Americans”; and Dr. Lawrence Frey (Professor at the University of Colorado Boulder) on “Talkin’ it to the Streets and the Seats: Promoting Social Justice through Communication Activism Research and Teaching.”
Encouraging collaboration among faculty and students with interests in culture and communication. Members of the interest group are diligently committed to collaboration initiated by research ideas as well as developed via course offerings. Our efforts lead to numerous conference presentations and publications. Moreover, Professor Benjamin Broome’s graduate seminar on Intercultural Dialogue provides an opportunity for graduate students to facilitate a fruitful discussion on intercultural dialogue with other student leaners to have meaningful conversations on ways to create a more diverse and inclusive campus community.
Supporting teaching and research that utilizes an intercultural/global perspective. We provide resources for instructors to manage culturally diverse classrooms. In 2006, Dr. Yea-Wen Chen (Associate Professor at San Diego State University) provided a workshop on “Culture Identities, Power, and Ideology in the Context of Internalization: Increasing 'Engagement' in the U.S. Classroom” and facilitated a discussion of teaching pedagogy addressing cultural diversity in higher education.
Creating a more inclusive environment for intercultural dialogue at ASU: HDSHC offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses:
Graduate Seminar Courses
These course offerings help facilitate issues related to intercultural communication and global engagement in various commutative contexts and bring students and other ASU community members together to talk about the subjective matter.
Intercultural Dialogue Seminar (COM 691)
Saturday, November 17, 2018
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Students and seminar assistants in the COM 691 Intercultural Dialogue Seminar -- Reslie Cortes, Ian Derk, Ana Hommadova, Mary Kura, Becky Leach, Laura Martinez, Corey Reutlinger, Tyler Rife, Nandita Sabnis, Emilee Shearer, Megan Stephenson, Megan Towles. Ana Terminel Iberri, Jay Taylor, Rob Razzante -- successfully designed, organized, recruited, and facilitated this intercultural dialogue workshop.
Over a five hour period, 30 undergraduate students came together to (a) explore challenges to inclusion and dialogue at ASU, (b) suggest factors that are key to building an inclusive climate for dialogue, and (c) propose actions and ideas for specific contexts, including classrooms, student organizations, fraternities & sororities, interaction with international students, and campus life generally.
Participants in the workshop were impressed with the skill and professionalism of our graduate students, and it was a valuable experience for everyone involved.