Intercultural Communication in Migration and Memory (ICiMM)


Intercultural Communication Research Group examines questions about inclusion, identities, resistances and marginalisation as they apply to migration and public memories. We use qualitative and critical discourse methods to demystify ideological constructions and their implications. Our research centres on problems and goals related to building sustainable societies, such as those formulated by the United Nations Development Goals # 10 Reduced Inequalities and #11 Sustainable Cities and Communities. The research group is led by Prof Jolanta Drzewiecka.

Fields of expertise:

  • migrant identities and practices
  • affective practices
  • dynamics of cultural difference
  • resistance and agency
  • discursive representations
  • qualitative methods

Current projects include:

  • Migrant belonging: identity, affect and capital (Swiss National Science Foundation)
  • Diasporic negotiations of Afghanistan’s diversity
  • Family transnational media

USI Teaching activities

  • Intercultural Communication (Bachelor)
  • Diversity and Inclusion (MA)
  • Intercultural Communication in Tourism (MA)
  • Intercultural Communication in Fashion (MA)
  • Analysis of Qualitative Interview Data

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Doctoral Researchers