Donal Carbaugh is Professor of Communication, Samuel F. Conti Faculty Research Fellow, past Chair of the International Studies Council (2004-2010), and past Co-Chair of the Five College Committee on Native American Indian Studies (2003-2004). In 2007-2008, he was Distinguished Fulbright Professor and Bicentennial Chair of American Studies at the University of Helsinki, Finland. He has been Chair of both the International Communication Association's Language and Social Interaction Division, and the National Communication Association's International and Intercultural Communication Division. In 1992, he was elected Visiting Senior Member at Linacre College, Oxford University, England, which is a lifetime appointment. He has held academic appointments at the University of Pittsburgh, the University of Helsinki, the Turku School of Economics in Finland, and at other universities in the United States, Europe, and Asia. His general interests focus upon cultural philosophies of communication, and more specifically, the ways culturally distinctive practices get woven into international and intercultural interactions. His studies focus upon Native American, popular American, Russian, and Finnish communication practices, with special attention to the relationship between language use, culture, spirit, and nature. He currently serves on about twenty editorial boards of national and international journals. His published research has appeared in many major academic journals, in several countries including Finland, Germany, Italy, and Russia, in several languages. His book, "Cultures in Conversation", was designated the Outstanding Book of the Year by the International and Intercultural Communication Division of the National Communication Association. His first book, "Talking American: Cultural Discourses on DONAHUE", was identified as "a favorite book of the past 25 years" in Contemporary Sociology by former president of the American Sociological Association, William Gamson. His edited volume, "Cultural Communication and Intercultural Contact", received the National Communication Association's Award for Distinguished Scholarship in International and Intercultural Communication. His other books include "Distinctive Qualities of Communication Research (edited with Patrice Buzzanell), "Narrative and Identity: Studies in Autobiography", "Self and Culture" (edited with Jens Brockmeier), and "Situating Selves: The Communication of Social Identity in American Scenes". Commentary on his work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Indian Country Today, Psychology Today (several times and includes a January 2007 article about Finnishness), Vapaa Sana (North America's largest Finnish newspaper), the Finnish American Reporter, the Moscow Times, The Times of India, and Gentleman's Quarterly among other outlets. He is on the roster of Senior Fulbright Specialists, and was in the Fall of 2005 elected into the Communication Hall of Fame at the University of Washington. In 2007, he was a finalist for the University of Massachusetts Distinguished Teaching Award, the highest award for teaching at the university; and he is recipient of the Conti Faculty Fellowship Award, the university's highest honor for research and scholarship. In 1999, he was selected one of two "Great Teachers" by Wake Forest University for its program in Globalization and Diversity. In 1995, he was one of five scholars in communication to speak at the Smithsonian Institution's Campus on the Mall program. In 1990, he was one of two communication scholars in the United States to be named "Outstanding Professor" by the National Speakers Association, an award recognizing excellence in teaching and research. Recipient of a Hewlett Fellowship for Teaching, Fulbright Fellowships, an Advanced Institute of the Humanities Fellowship, several grants, and a consultant for the United States Congress, he has enjoyed lecturing at the United Nations (in New York and Geneva), at various embassies and other places across the United States, Europe, and Asia.
Coding Personhood Through Cultural Terms and Practices: Silence and Quietude as a Finnish "Natural Way of Being" (with Michael Berry and Marjatta Nurmikari-Berry), Journal of Language and Social Psychology (2006)
All known languages include within them terms and phrases that describe communicative action specifically and...
Silence and Third-Party Introductions: An American and Finnish Dialogue (with Saila Poutiainen), From the book entitled: Cultures in Conversation / Donal Carbaugh (2005)
Native American Studies
"Which Place, What Story? Cultural Discourses at the Border of the Blackfeet Reservation and Glacier National Park" (with Lisa Rudnick), Great Plains Quarterly (2006)
North American Studies
Some Distinctive Features of U.S. American Conversation, From the book entitled: The changing conversation in America : lectures from the Smithsonian / William F. Eadie, Paul E. Nelson, editors. (2002)
Cultural discourses of dwelling: Investigating environmental communication as a place-based practice, Environmental Communication: Journal of Nature and Culture (2013)
In this essay we contribute a response to intellectual and practical problems by using and...
Quoting "the environment:: Touchstones on Earth, Environmental Communication: Journal of Nature and Culture (2007)
This essay reflects upon the purposes of studying environmental communication by focusing on the variety...
Decisions and Conflicting Selves: Dramatic Depictions of a Natural Environment, From the book entitled: Situating Selves: The Communication of Social Identities in American Scenes / Donal Carbaugh. (1996)
Enthography of Communication
Dialogue in Cross-cultural Perspective: Japanese, Korean, and Russian Discourses (with Elena V. Nuciforo, Makato Saito, and Dong-shin Shin), Journal of International and Intercultural Communication (2011)
The cultural forms and meanings of "dialogue," as a domain, is examined in Japanese, Korean,...
Discursive reflexivity in the ethnography of communication: Cultural Discourse Analysis (with Elizabeth Molina-Markham, Elena V. Nuciforo, and Brion van Over), Cultural Studies <-> Critical Methodologies (2011)
This article is a creative reconstruction of reflexivity as it operates for some practitioners of...
The Social and Cultural Realization of Diversity: An interview with Donal Carbaugh, Language and Intercultural Communication (2009)
Putting Policy in its Place through Cultural Discourse Analysis, International Colloquium on Communication (2009)
Ethnographic Perspectives on Culture and Communication, International Encyclopedia of Communication (2008)
A Communication Theory of Culture, Inter/Cultural Communication: Representation and Construction of Culture (2012)
This chapter does three general things. First, following Bauman (1999), it discusses some prominent uses...
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Which Place, What Story?: Cultural Discourses at the Border of the Blackfeet Reservation and Glacier National Park (with Lisa Rudnick), Great Plains Quarterly (2006)
Among every known people, places are named, and in every known place, stories are told....