S. Lily Mendoza, Ph.D.

S. Lily Mendoza

Associate Professor of Communication


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

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 co-authored piece titled, “Two Stories, One Vision: A Plea for an Ecological Turn in Intercultural Communication” appears in the September 2016 issue of the Journal of International and Intercultural CommunicationAdditionally, in 2013, Dr. Mendoza, with Leny Mendoza Strobel, published the edited volume, Back from the Crocodile's Belly: Philippine Babaylan Studies and the Struggle for Indigenous Memory.  Dr. Mendoza has received numerous top paper and distinguished scholarship awards for her work in critical intercultural communication studies. She has served as the Chair of the International and Intercultural Communication Division, one of the largest divisions of the National Communication Association,and sits on the editorial board of the Journal of International and Intercultural Communication.  Her research and teaching interests include critical intercultural communication, indigenous studies, culture and ecology, questions of identity and subjectivity, cultural politics in national, post- and trans- national contexts, discourses of indigenization, race, and ethnicity, and bridge-building across traditions of scholarship.