Upcoming Talk at Central Michigan U.: “Communication and Social Action” Conference

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I am so thrilled to be headed to Central Michigan University next week, to deliver a talk at the 15th annual “Communication and Social Action” conference, organized by the Department of Communication and Dramatic Arts! My talk is tentatively titled “Organizing/Communicating Sustainably” — not very original, perhaps, given the title of this website, but representative nevertheless of my program of research, which explains my thrill.

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What are we missing about culture when we talk careers?

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I’m presently reading scholarly material for a manuscript on career negotiations from a cultural perspective, and it strikes me that I’ve hardly found anything that considers culture outside the white collar, global “knowledge economy.” Of course, that is the main goal of this manuscript — to argue that, look, we’ve got all this great and interesting research about expatriates, so-called “global careers” (like call center workers), and virtual/distributed teams in and from different parts of the world, but we’re still missing some pretty important actors in this setup.

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Graduate Student Publishing: Knowing Where to Submit

A version of this post appeared in the monthly newsletter of the International Communication Association, as the Student Board Member Column (March 2014).

What should graduate students take into account, when selecting an outlet for their research? To me, 3 main aspects stand out: researching the characteristics of potential journal outlets, finding out more about the editorial board, and keeping abreast of “calls for papers” via online listservs.

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