Carolyn Calloway-Thomas

Department of African American and African Diaspora Studies IU Bloomington

Office phone:
812-855-0524
Email:
calloway@indiana.edu

Areas of Expertise

Interracial/intercultural communication, empathy and conflict, African American rhetoric, pedagogy of empathy, multicultural communication and civic engagement.

Expert Bio

Carolyn Calloway-Thomas is professor and chair of African American and African Diaspora studies at Indiana University Bloomington. She is past president of the World Communication Association, co-editor of "Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the Sermonic Power of Discourse," author of "Empathy in the Global World: An Intercultural Perspective," and co-author of "Intercultural Communication: A Text with Readings" and "Intercultural Communication: Roots and Routes."

Her book "Communication Between Chinese and North Americans" is scheduled for publication in 2020. Her national awards include a Ford Postdoctoral fellowship; a Fulbright scholarship to Nigeria, West Africa; a Carnegie scholarship; the National Council for Black Studies' Paul Robeson and Zora Neale Hurston Award for Outstanding Leadership and Promotion of African American Humanities; the National Communication Association's Robert J. Kibler Award; and the Distinguished Alumni Award from Grambling State University.

In 2010, she was inducted into Central States Communication Association's Hall of Fame. She holds a Bachelor of Science from Grambling College, a Master of Arts from the University of Wisconsin and a Ph.D. from Indiana University. She has presented hundreds of speeches and workshops national and internationally, including in places such as China, South Korea, Portugal, Indonesia, Lithuania and Germany.

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Updated on: June 17, 2020