The Communication Studies Department is very pleased to announce our Inaugural Speaker Series Event featuring Professor Gerry Philipsen from the University of Washington. Dr. Philipsen’s talk, entitled “Finding One’s Feet in Unfamiliar Cultural Terrain” will address the questions of what is cultural diversity and how do we make sense of the variety of cultures we encounter on a daily basis? The event will take place this Wednesday, March 26th, 5:00-6:30 pm in the Berman Room of Fromm Hall. This event is open to the USF community, and we especially encourage all of our Communication Studies majors to attend.
Dr. Philipsen is a renowned communication studies scholar who specializes in ethnography and is well-known for developing “speech codes theory” and for his classic “Teamsterville” ethnographic study (an award-winning article read by many of our Communication and Culture students). Dr. Philipsen received his PhD from Northwestern University in 1972 and has been a professor at the University of Washington for over thirty-four years. We are honored to feature him as the inaugural speaker in our Communication Studies Speaker Series.