Contesting Places, Spaces, and Stories
Edited By Ahmet Atay, Yea-Wen Chen and Alberto González
Ahmet Atay (Ph.D., Southern Illinois University- Carbondale) is Associate Professor of Communication at the College of Wooster. His research revolves around cultural studies, media studies, critical intercultural communication, and critical pedagogy. In particular, he focuses on diasporic experiences and cultural identity formations of diasporic individuals; political and social complexities of city life, such as immigrant and queer experiences; the usage of new media technologies in different settings; and the notion of home. He is the author of Globalization’s Impact on Identity Formation: Queer Diasporic Males in Cyberspace (2015) and the co-editor of 11 books, including Queer Communication Pedagogy. His scholarship appeared in number of journals and edited books.
Bernadette Marie Calafell (Ph.D., University of North Carolina) is Chair and Professor in the Department of Critical Race and Ethnic Studies at Gonzaga University. She is author of Latina/o Communication Studies Theorizing Performance and Monstrosity, Performance, and Race in Contemporary Culture, co-editor with Michelle Holling of Latina/o Discourse in Vernacular Spaces: Somos de Una Voz?, and co-editor with Shinsuke Eguchi of Queer Intercultural Communication: The Intersectional Belongings in and Across Difference. Bernadette is also the Editor-Elect of the Journal of International and Intercultural Communication and Film Review Editor of QED: A Journal in GLBTQ Worldmaking.
Yea-Wen Chen (Ph.D., University of New Mexico) is Associate Professor in the School of Communication at San Diego State University. Her research examines how communication—including silence—about cultural identities impacts diversity, inclusion, and social justice across contexts such as identity-based...
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