Power & Identities in Intercultural Contexts

Power and privilege are relative. Individuals hold multiple, complex, and crosscutting identities and group memberships that confer relative privilege or disadvantage differently in different contexts (Collins, 1990). Derald Wing Sue posits that identity is not simply additive but multiplicative (Wing, 2003). To grow as competent global leaders, those preparing for or in careers that cross cultures, will benefit from a deep understanding of multiplicative identities and how power is negotiated within and without the boundaries of those identities.

To build intercultural competence, and succeed in intercultural communication, negotiations, and transnational business, tomorrow’s leaders will want to form a deep understanding of theories of culture, power, identity, & groups. Such theoretical foundations can facilitate a deep knowledge of intersectionality, power negotiations, improve skills in successfully building mutuality, and gain deep personal insights & critical reflective practice regarding attitudes, biases, and assumptions.

Upon examining these topics orchestrated in the integrative approach, learners will be equipped to contextualize and switch cultural frames, create mutuality despite power differentiation, and critically observe, reflect, and interpret cultural, image, media, & ethnographic literacy to resolve complex global dilemmas and confidently hone competence in intercultural communication.

9:00am-2:00pm on Sunday at MRSE B206 (Sep 23, 2018 to Sep 23, 2018)
9:00am-2:00pm on Sunday at MRSE B206 (Oct 7, 2018 to Oct 7, 2018)
9:00am-5:00pm on Saturday at MRSE B206 (Sep 22, 2018 to Sep 22, 2018)
9:00am-5:00pm on Saturday at MRSE B206 (Oct 6, 2018 to Oct 6, 2018)
4:00pm-7:00pm on Friday at MRSE B206 (Sep 21, 2018 to Sep 21, 2018)
4:00pm-7:00pm on Friday at MRSE B206 (Oct 5, 2018 to Oct 5, 2018)
Morse B206