John Stolle-McAllister, Professor and Associate Dean
I research the cultural strategies and origins of social movements in Latin America. My most recent work examines some of the ways in which Kichwa Communities in and around the highland city of Otavalo have shaped and adapted to political and cultural change in this century. My theoretical focus is on critical interculturality, which situates cultural differences within hierarchies of power, as a means to work toward decolonization. Moving forward, I am interested in asking how intercultural theory and experiences inform responses by environmentalists to our global climate crisis.
Steven Young, Associate Professor, Department of Modern Languages, Linguistics and Intercultural Communication
Dr. Young’s research focuses on the historical relationship between the Baltic and Slavic language families, as closely-related branches of Indo-European, in particular the origin and development of the complex accentual systems of these languages, the structural area which best demonstrates an original Balto-Slavic unity. In addition, he works on aspects of the phonological systems of both Russian and Lithuanian, his two major research languages. He has also done academic translation and editing work involving Russian, Lithuanian, and Polish.
Kyung-Eun Yoon, Senior Lecturer and Coordinator of Korean, Department of Modern Languages, Linguistics and Intercultural Communication; Affiliate Faculty of the Asian Studies Program. Dr. Yoon’s research interests are conversation analysis, discourse analysis,andsecond/foreign language teaching, related to the Korean language and culture. She analyzes different types of discourse to examine the interfaces among language, actions and socio-cultural values and identities in various settings. Her upcoming book examines the complaining activity in conversation and online interaction in Korean, regarding linguistic characteristics for complaining, organizational features of the complaining activity including the responses,and socio-cultural norms and identities constructed in the course of the complaining activity.
Vira Zhdanovych, MFA., Kiev National I. K. Karpenko-Kary University of Theatre and Cinema; Russian cinema, Russian popular culture, political Russian