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S. Lily Mendoza, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Communication


Office:      330 Wilson Hall
Phone:    (248) 370-2685

S. Lily Mendoza (Ph.D., Arizona State University) is an Associate Professor of Culture and Communication.  She is the author of Between the Homeland and the Diaspora: The Politics of Theorizing Filipino and Filipino American Identities (Routledge, 2002; Revised Philippine Edition by University of Santo Tomas, 2006) and has published in various communication and cultural studies journals and anthologies.  Her latest co-authored piece titled, “Mail-order Brides' in Popular Culture: Colonialist Representations and Absent Discourse” appears in the July 2012 issue of the International Journal of Cultural Studies.  She is currently co-editing a volume titled, Towards Postcolonial Indigeneity: Philippine Babaylan Tradition as Critical Pedagogy for Diasporic Struggles.  Dr. Mendoza has received numerous top paper and distinguished scholarship awards for her work in critical intercultural communication studies. She serves as the current Chair of the International and Intercultural Communication Division and sits on the editorial board of the Journal of International and Intercultural Communication.  Her research and teaching interests include critical intercultural communication, questions of identity and subjectivity, cultural politics in national, post- and trans- national contexts, discourses of indigenization, race, and ethnicity, culture and ecology, and bridge-building across traditions of scholarship.