Cross Culture Communication

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Mignon Clyburn (Head of FCC) and Dr. A

A large portion of my work lies in the what we call cross culture communication in the United States. I have extensive experience speaking verbally and non-verbally with people of different cultures. My primary cross culture expertise is in Brazilian culture, its language, costumes, and folklore. In the United States, I have 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), I can speak with authority about American culture in most of not all American universities.

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Due to the nature of my doctoral training, I have also secondary cross culture expertise with Asian population, its culture and costumes. I am 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 my friends from India and Japan.

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I am 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 my interactions with a number of students and colleagues from different cultures and costumes within the United States. The Lord has put in my path a number of very good and diverse people and I am so thankful for it. Thanks be to God!

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