Professor, Director of the Graduate Program
314 Machmer Hall
Research interest in the ethnography of communication, communication codes, and cultural discourse analysis. Areal interests in Blackfeet, Finland, Russia, and United States. Focal concerns are environmental communication and intercultural communication.
For a description of our graduate area in Social Interaction and Culture see:
PhD, University of Washington
Undergraduate: Communication and Nature, Cultural Codes in Communication, Field Research; Graduate: Ethnography of Communication, Cultural Discourse Analysis, Intercultural Communication
Cultures in Conversation, Lawrence Erlbaum and Associates. Designated Outstanding Book of the Year by the International and Intercultural Communication Division of the National Communication Association, 2006.
Distinctive Qualities in Communication Research (with Patrice Buzzanell). Routledge, 2010.
Narrative and Identity (with Jens Brockmeier). J.J. Benjamins.
Situating selves: The communication of social identity in American scenes. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press.
Cultural Communication and Intercultural Contact. Lawrence Erlbaum and Associates. Designated Outstanding Book of the Year by the International and Intercultural Communication Division of the National Communication Association.
Talking American: Cultural Discourses on DONAHUE. Norwwod, NJ: Ablex.
Currently from General Motors on theory, mehodology and field studies concerning cultural variability in uses of car technology.
With colleagues Cliff Goddard and Michael Haugh of Griffith University, and Anna Wierzbicka of Australian National University, we are comparatively analyzing Australian and American englishes.
Current work on ethnography as a way of understanding communication and designing environmental, health, and security programs.