A large portion of Almeida’s work lies in the what we call cross culture communication in the United States. He has extensive experience speaking verbally and non-verbally with people of different cultures. His primary cross culture expertise is in Brazilian culture, its language, costumes, and folklore. In the United States, He has significant experience in both mainstream and African American cultures. Having being a former college professor in both primary white institutions (PWI) and historic black colleges and universities (HBCU), Dr. “A” can speak with authority about American culture in most of not all American universities.
Due to the nature of his doctoral training, Dr. “A” has also secondary cross culture expertise with Asian population, its culture and costumes along with expertise in his home country of Brazil. He is familiar with codes of conduct for East Asians, as well as its culture and philosophies. The photo below was taken in a restaurant in Indianapolis, Indiana with some of his friends from India and Japan.
Dr. A’s singing his soccer team hymn in Portuguese.
Dr. A singing the character Annas in Jesus Christ Superstar in College, a show marked by students from several different cultures.
He is pretty familiar with the anthropological work of Edward Hall along with a number of cross cultural content including the following:
- Monolithic and Reflexive Force
- Etic and Emic distinctions
- Hymes Speaking Framework
- Proxemics, Paralanguage, Kinetics
- Ethnocentrism and stereotypes
- Cross Cultural Approaches to conflict
- The U-Curve Model
- Kim’s Adaptation Model
- Critical and Traditional perspectives.
The photos below are samples of his interactions with a number of students and colleagues from different cultures and costumes within the United States. The Lord has put in his path a number of very good and diverse people and he is so thankful for it. Thanks be to God!