Sara DeTurk

The paperback edition of Sara DeTurk's recent book on Activism, Alliance Building, and the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center has just been published by Lexington Books.


Based on ethnographic work, the book presents "an instructive case study of the importance and challenges of uncompromisingly confronting injustice in all of its manifestations. Through building and maintaining alliances, deploying language strategically, and using artistic expression as a central organizing mechanism, The Esperanza Peace and Justice Center demonstrates the power of multi-issue organizing and intersectional/coalitional consciousness."


Sara says that her promotion to full Professor of Communication at the University of Texas at San Antonio will take effect in September of 2017: I teach communication theory, research methods, training & group facilitation, and intercultural communication. My research focuses on ways in which U.S. Americans experience cultural diversity, the role of communication in shaping, reinforcing, and challenging ethnocentrism and cultural ideologies about difference, and how allies work to promote social justice. [12-16]


In 2011, Sara accompanied a study abroad group to Vietnam and Singapore - the picture is from Singapore.





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