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Internationalization

 Study in Germany, Poland, or Colombia for one Semester or one Year

Student Exchange Agreements between the Department of Psychology and Communication and Foreign Universities

The Department of Psychology and Communication has signed several Memorandums of Understanding with foreign universities to promote student exchanges for one semester or one year.

University Name
City and Country
Students who can apply

Institute of English, Adam Mickiewicz University

Poznań, POLAND Psychology undergraduate and graduate students
Faculty of Linguistics and Literary Studies, Bielefeld University Bielefeld, GERMANY

Communication,  English, Hispanic Studies, History, and Spanish undergraduate and graduate students

Universidad del Norte Barranquilla, COLOMBIA

Communication and Psychology undergraduate and graduate students

 

Adam Mickiewicz and Bielefeld universities offer many courses in English. All Universidad del Norte´s university courses are in Spanish. TAMIU students doing a semester or year-long student exchange in a partner university get an automatic $1,000 grant.

Spring deadline: Oct. 15                             Fall deadline: April 15

Pay TAMIU tuition and study in any of the three universities.  More information: International Engagement, Tel. 326-2282 or studyabroad@tamiu.edu.

Foreign Visiting Scholars

Every semester renowned scholars from other countries are invited to come to TAMIU to lecture our Psychology or Communication students and to talk to faculty members. Through these visits, the department contributes to the internationalization of students, to the development of agreements of cooperation with the scholars’ prestigious universities and to the recognition of our programs at the international level.

 

 

AlbertKatz
Dr. Albert Katz - Oct. 3-7, 2016

Professor and Chair of Psychology 

Lectured TAMIU Psychology students and met with faculty to discuss possible research projects. Hosted by Ana Cieslicka and Roberto Heredia.
No MOU.



Dr. Jesus Arroyave
Dr. Jesus Arroyave - Nov. 28- Dec. 2, 2016

Universidad del Norte, Barranquilla, Colombia 

Lectured TAMIU undergraduate and graduate Communication majors and discussed possible research projects with TAMIU Communication faculty.
MOU in progress.



Dr. Joachim Michael
Dr. Joachim Michael - Feb. 20-25, 2017

Dr. Joachim Michael will lecture to TAMIU undergraduate and graduate Communication majors and will discuss possible research projects with Communication faculty.
MOU in effect.

Dr. Katarzyna Dziubalska-Kołaczyk
Dr. Katarzyna Dziubalska-Kołaczyk - Oct. 26 – 30, 2015.

Chair, Faculty of English, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland. 
Psychology Programs.

Dr. Raussert
Dr. Wilfried Raussert - Feb 23-27, 2015 
Chair, Professor of North American Literary and Cultural Studies, Bielefeld University. 
Dr. Horst Tonn
Dr. Horst Tonn - Nov. 3-5, 2014

Department of American Studies, Tubingen University, Germany.
Communication Programs.

Dr. Alvidrez
Dr. Salvador Alvídrez - Oct. 30, 2014

Political Communication Lab, Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León (UANL), México.
Communication Programs

International Graduate Classes

Joint Graduate International Class with Universidad Iberoamericana-Mexico City

From January to May 2015, TAMIU opened a Communication graduate class to 18 Iberoamericana graduate students via videoconference. Dr. J. Carlos Lozano, TAMIU faculty member, and Dr. Maricela Portillo, director of UIA’s Ph.D. in Communication program offered the class. In an effort to promote the internationalization of the newly launched TAMIU MA in Communication, the class shared its lessons via videoconference with 14 graduate students and four doctoral students of the prestigious Universidad Iberoamericana-Santa Fé in Mexico City (UIA).

Joint Graduate International Class with Monterrey Tech, Monterrey, Mexico

Six Monterrey Tech graduate students joined the TAMIU class COMM 5310 Media, Culture, and Identity in the US-Mexico border via videoconference during the 16 sessions of the semester and actively participated in it. The class gave master students from TAMIU the opportunity to learn through the interactions between master's and PhD students from Monterrey Tec. 


Instructor: J. Carlos Lozano

MOU in progress.

Study Abroad Opportunities

Study Abroad –Belgium and Germany

In order to contribute to the internationalization of TAMIU students, the department periodically offers study abroad programs during the summer sessions.

In the summer of 2014, 2015, and 2016, about 15 students, enrolled on the Belgium and Germany program and interacted with faculty and students from Antwerp University and Ghent University in Belgium, and Tubingen University in Germany. In Tubingen, the students worked in teams with German students in a joint research project on the TV series The Bridge. 

Faculty Research

Universidad Autonoma de Tamaulipas

September 5, 2016

Participation of J. Carlos Lozano as Keynote Speaker in the international conference organized by UAT “Bienal Iberoamericaa de la Comunicacion”, Tampico, Tamaulipas. MOU is in effect.

Adam Mickiewicz Univeristy, Poland

September 12-18, 2016

Participation of Anna Cieslicka in the 46th Poznan Linguistic Meeting presenting a series of workshops on how to publish and establishing academic collaborations. Poznan, Poland.

MOU in process.

Bielefeld University, Germany

October 26-30, 2016

Participation of J. Carlos Lozano as chair of a panel in the conference “Reflecting the Americas as a Space of Entanglement” and in the meeting of the editorial board of the Key Topics in Inter American Studies project as co-editor of a volume. Bielefeld, Germany.

MOU in effect.

Universidad Autonoma de Tamaulipas

January 13-14, 2017

Workshop on Contemporary Mass Communication Theories and Research, 18 faculty and doctoral students from UAT campi in Ciudad Victoria and Tampico facilitated by J. Carlos Lozano. Seven students travel to TAMIU, the rest connected via videoconference.

MOU in effect. 

Global Media Journal Mexico

Global Media Journal-Mexico is an International Academic Electronic Journal, established in 2004. It is a peer-reviewed, electronic and open access scholarly journal. It has been continuously published semi-annually for the past twelve years. Communication scholars from all Latin American countries and Spain submit articles for publication in this refereed international journal. The journal was transferred from Monterrey to TAMIU’s Texas Digital Library platform, and is now being published here while maintaining an editorial partnership with Monterrey Tech, thus making this an international endeavor in line with the university’s vision. 


Research Stays by Foreign Graduate Students

Periodically, graduate students from other universities come to TAMIU to work for brief stays with Psychology and Communication faculty or take advantage of our labs and location on the U.S.-Mexico border. This is the list of recent students:

Diana Gamboa and  Dr. Jose Carlos Lozano.
  • Diana Gamboa MS in Communication student at Universidad Iberoamericana-Santa Fe, Mexico City. Research stay: February 18-March 18, 2015. Supervisor in TAMIU: Dr. J. Carlos Lozano.
  • Gonzalo del Moral. MS in Communication student at Universidad Iberoamericana-Santa Fe, Mexico City. Research stay: July 5-30, 2014.Supervisor in TAMIU: Dr. J. Carlos Lozano.
  • Ana Elizabeth Maruri. MS in Communication student at Universidad Iberoamericana-Santa Fe, Mexico City. Research stay: July 5-30, 2014. Supervisor in TAMIU: Dr. J. Carlos Lozano.
    

    Study Abroad Programs

    In order to contribute to the internationalization of TAMIU students, the faculty of the department periodically offers study abroad programs during the summer sessions. In addition to accrediting the courses, the TAMIU students experience a different culture and interact with students and faculty from the receiving universities.

Belgium and Germany:

Every Summer Session 1, from 2014 up to now, the Department of Psychology and Communication has offered a Study Abroad in Belgium and Germany in which TAMIU students from different majors interact with faculty and students from Bielefeld University and Tubingen University in Germany, and Antwerp University and Ghent University in Belgium. In addition to German students joining the TAMIU classes and Belgian and German faculty or graduate students participating in the lectures, the students do multiple excursions to different cities and places (museums, castles, etc.) in the two countries like Berlin, Cologne, Brugge, and sometimes even to cities in nearby countries like The Netherlands and France.  Instructor: Dr. Jose-Carlos Lozano.

study abroad 2015
Study Abroad

Italy:

8 students enrolled in this program and went to Rome and Florence photographing the people and culture of Italy and learning about Italian Cinema.                   Instructor: Marcela Moran. Dates: July 10-August 10, 2014.


 

International teaching/Academic Activities

The faculty of the Department of Psychology and Communication periodically conducts research stays in foreign countries and open their courses to foreign students.

2015

Type of International Activity: Research and Graduate Teaching
Title of Project/Activity: The Frontiers Project: Building Research Partnerships Between Brazilian and International Media Researchers
TAMIU Role: Faculty stay abroad
TAMIU faculty/personnel involved: Stuart Davis
Countries Involved: Brazil
Dates: August 1 -October 1, 2015

Description: As part of an attempt to internationalize the research being done in its graduate universities, the Brazilian government has allocated substantial funding through competitive scholarships from CAPES (the Brazilian equivalent to the American Institute for International Education (IIE)) and CPNq (equivalent to the NSF) for universities who sponsor foreign researchers to conduct research and work with graduate students. This particular grant was awarded by a consortium of communication research universities led by the State University of São Paulo (UNESP) but also including the University of São Paulo, Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos (UNISINOS) in Porto Alegre, and the Federal University of Pará in Belém. 

Stuart Davis stay combined graduate teaching and mentorship with research planning for collaborative projects with faculty from within the consortium. He co-taught Audience Research in Latin America with Professor Joe Straubhaar as well as offering another course on Digital Literacy and Participatory Media specifically aimed at PhD students. He served as an outside reader on the MA and PhD committees of several students defending during the period of his stay (one MA defense and one PhD proposal defense). 

 

Type of Activity: Joint Graduate International Class with Universidad Iberoamericana-Mexico City
Title of Project/Activity: Media, Culture and Identity in the U.S.-México Border
TAMIU Role: Opening a Communication graduate class to 18 Iberoamericana graduate students via videoconference.
TAMIU faculty/personnel involved: J. Carlos Lozano
Country Involved: Mexico
Dates: January-May 2015


Description: 
In an effort to promote the internationalization of the newly launched TAMIU MA in Communication students, the “Media, Culture and Identity in the U.S.-México Border” class shared its lessons via videoconference with 14 graduate students and four doctoral students of the prestigious Universidad Iberoamericana-Santa Fé in Mexico City (UIA).

Dr. J. Carlos Lozano, TAMIU faculty member, and Dr. Maricela Portillo, director of UIA’s Ph.D. in Communication program offered the class simultaneously so that students could interact with one another, sharing experiences and opinions about culture, identity and media of the border region.

The UIA students joined via BlueJeans all 15 sessions of the face-to-face TAMIU graduate class.

The class was offered under the “Border and Latin American Media Studies” concentration of the MA in Communication program.

 

 Research Projects and Publications

2015

Type of Activity: International Academic Electronic Journal
Title of Project: Global Media Journal-Mexico
TAMIU Role: Co-editing and sponsoring
TAMIU faculty/personnel involved: J. Carlos Lozano, Stuart Davis, Rogelio Hinojosa
Countries Involved: Mexico (with contributors and reviewers from all over Latin America
Dates: February 2015-To present

Description: Global Media Journal Mexico (ISSN 2007-2031) was established in 2004 by Dr. J. Carlos Lozano when he was at the Monterrey Tech (ITESM). It is a peer-reviewed, electronic and open access scholarly journal. It has been continuously published semi-annually for the past ten years. The link for Global Media Journal Mexico is https://journals.tdl.org/gmjei/index.php/GMJ_EI. Communication scholars from all Latin American countries and Spain submit articles for publication in this refereed international journal. The journal was transferred from Monterrey to TAMIU’s Texas Digital Library platform, and is now being published here while maintaining an editorial partnership with the Monterrey Tech, thus making this an international endeavor in line with the University’s vision. The editor of Global Media Journal Mexico in TAMIU is J. Carlos Lozano, and Rogelio Hinojosa acts as Associate Editor. Stuart Davis is a member of the Editorial Board.



Global Media Journal



2013

Type of Activity: International Publication

Title of Project: Key Topics in Media and Visual Culture

TAMIU Role: Co-Editor of Volume 5

TAMIU faculty/personnel involved: J. Carlos Lozano.

Countries Involved: Germany, Canada, USA, Mexico and several South American countries

Dates: September 2013-To present




Editors of the Key Topics in Inter American Series, Bielefeld, Germany, June 2015

Description: The Inter-American Key Topics Series Rethinking the Americas, edited by the Center for InterAmerican Studies (CIAS) at Bielefeld University in Germany, is under contract to be published by Ashgate Publishing in 2017. This five-volume publication will chart the field of Inter-American Studies, focusing on the transnational or hemispheric dimensions and interconnections of social, cultural and political dynamics in the Americas historically and at present. The project seeks to systematize and generate knowledge about the Americas and to highlight the ways in which issues that are commonly dealt with in a national framework in fact have a myriad of hemispheric interconnections and impacts. In order to create a standard reference work for Inter-American Studies the series will gather essays on about 150 key topics to be discussed critically through a transnational and meta-reflexive lens. Cultural and Postcolonial Studies form a common, interdisciplinary foundation for this publication project, which is divided into five thematic volumes:

Vol. I:     “Rethinking the Americas: Key Topics in Histories and Societies to 1900”

Vol. II:     “Rethinking the Americas: Key Topics in Histories and Societies 20th – 21st Century”

Vol. III:   “Rethinking the Americas: Key Topics in Political Economy and Governance”

Vol. IV:    “Rethinking the Americas: Key Topics in Literature and Music”

Vol. V:   “Rethinking the Americas: Key Topics in Media and Visual Cultures”

In addition to J. Carlos Lozano, the other two co-editors of volume five are Sebastian Thies (Tubingen University, Germany) and Sarah Corona (Universidad de Guadalajara, Mexico).



2012

 Type of Activity: International Research Project

Title of Project: Screen Culture in Mexico, Colombia and Spain

TAMIU Role: Co-Principal Researcher, General Coordinator

TAMIU faculty/personnel involved: J. Carlos Lozano

Countries Involved: Belgium, Mexico, Colombia, Spain

Universities involved: TAMIU (USA), University of Antwerp (Belgium), Ghent University, Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana-Xochimilco (Mexico), Universidad Iberoamericana (Mexico), Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona (Spain).

Dates: September 2012-To present



Research Seminar on the Screen Culture Project.

Description: Along with Philippe Meers (Antwerp University) and Daniel Biltereyst (Ghent University) from Belgium, J. Carlos Lozano, Chair of the Department of Psychology and Communication and Professor of Communication, acts as Principal Investigator and General Coordinator of an international comparative project on the history of movie houses, film exhibition and movie going in four Mexican, one Spanish and one Colombian cities. There are teams of researchers working in the project in Barcelona (Spain), Barranquilla (Colombia), Mexico City, Monterrey, Torreon, and Tampico (Mexico). Laredo, Texas is also part of the project and Dr. Lozano and a team of undergraduate Communication students, have already conducted 45 in-depth interviews with senior Laredo residents about their memories of going to the movies when they were children and youngsters, and have prepared a database of all the cinema houses that have existed in Laredo since 1900 and another database with the list of movie titles exhibited on them from 1922-1972 (one year for each decade).