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Sachiko Tankei-Aminian

Sachiko Tankei-AminianAssistant Professor, Communication
Phone: (239) 590-7895
E-Mail: stankeia@fgcu.edu
Office: RH 215

Ph.D., Southern Illinois University Carbondale, 2009
M.S., Southern Illinois University Carbondale, 2000
M.A., Aichi University of Education, Japan, 1996
B.A., Aichi University of Education, Japan, 1994

Teaching Interests: Interracial/Intercultural Communication, Critical Race Theory in Communication, and Japanese Culture and Communication

Research Interests: Cultural adaptation, intercultural identity, and the concept of privilege in relation to issues of race and racism

Dr. Sachiko Tankei-Aminian is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication and Philosophy at Florida Gulf Coast University. She teaches courses in interracial/intercultural communication, critical race theory in communication, and Japanese pop culture from interpretive and critical perspectives. Her current areas of research include cultural adaptation, intercultural identity, and the concept of privilege in relation to issues of race and racism. She uses various methods in her scholarly work, such as personal narrative, autoethnography, performance, and filmmaking. She created an autoethnographic performance called “On Becoming Japerican,” which was originally performed at Southern Illinois University–Carbondale in 2004. From 2004 to 2007, she performed at universities and in conferences.

Selected Publications

Creative Work in Academic Journal

  • Tankei-Aminian, Sachiko. Performer. “On Becoming Japerican.” Liminalities: A Journal of Performance Studies 9. 3 (2013): n. pag. Web.

Book Chapters:

  • Tankei-Aminian, Sachiko. “On Becoming Japersican: A Personal Narrative of Cultural Adaptation, Intercultural Identity and Transnationalism.” Globalizing Intercultural Communication: Reader, Sage Publication. (in press). (selected through review)
  • Pensoneu-Conway, Sandra L., Satoshi Toyosaki, Sachiko Tankei-Aminian, and Farshad Aminian-Tankei. “Community Autoethnography: Critical Visceral Way of ‘Doing’ Intercultural Relationships.” Case Studies in Intercultural Dialogue, Kendall Hunt Publishing. (in press). (selected through review)
  • Tankei-Aminian, Sachiko. “Cross-cultural Adaptation at the Intersection of Power and Oppression.” Kotoba to Komyunikeishon no foram (A Forum on Language and Communication). Eds. Tomoko Yasutake, Naoshi Koizumi, Takako Kawagishi, Takao Imai, and Masaichi Uchida. Tokyo, Japan: Kaitakusha, March, 2011. (invited chapter)

Papers and Presentations at Refereed Conferences:

Competitively Selected Works

  • Screened Film
    • Tankei-Aminian, Sachiko. Director. “Iran December, 2007”—Digital Video 11 Minutes Short. Central States Communication Association annual convention, St. Louis, MO (April, 2009)
  • Performance
    • Tankei-Aminian, Sachiko. “On Becoming Japerican.” Western States Communication Association annual convention, Palm Spring, CA (February 19, 2006).
  • Papers
    • Tankei, Sachiko. “Writing an English Autoethnography with a Japanese/English Mind.” National Communication Association annual convention, Boston, MA (November 2005).
    • Tankei, Sachiko. “Exploring Whiteness Theories from a Non-U.S. Perspectives.” National Communication Association annual convention, Boston, MA (November 2005).

Panel Participation

  • Tankei-Aminian, Sachiko. “Yaoi and BL (boys love) Phenomena in Japanese Anime, Manga, and Film.” Central States Communication Association annual convention, Cincinnati, OH (April, 2010)
  • Tankei-Aminian, Sachiko and Richie Neil Hao. “The Internationalization of Whiteness: Examining Discursive White Practices in Non-U.S. Contexts.” National Communication Association annual convention, Chicago, IL (November, 2007)
  • Tankei-Aminian, Sachiko. “‘You Are Not a Dangerous One’: Caught in a Double-bind as an Asian Japanese Female.” National Communication Association annual convention, San Antonio, TX (November 16, 2006)
  • Tankei, Sachiko. “On Becoming Japerican.” Organization for the Study of Communication, Language and Gender annual convention, Reno, NV (October 2005).
  • Tankei, Sachiko. “Language, Mind, and Body” from “On Becoming Japerican.” Central States Communication Association annual convention, Cleveland, OH (April 2004).
  • Tankei, Sachiko. “Non-whites and International Students at Risk: An Auto-ethnographic Challenge in Action.” National Communication Association annual convention, New Orleans, LA (November 2002)
  • Tankei, Sachiko. “Intercultural Training for Carbondale Youth Abroad Club.” National Communication Association annual convention, New Orleans, LA (November 2002)

Discussion participant

  • Tankei-Aminian, Sachiko. “Social and Political Impact of the Media and New Technologies in Multicultural Contexts.” Central States Communication Association annual convention, Cincinnati, OH (April, 2010)
  • Tankei-Aminian, Sachiko. “Change Starts in the Classroom: Intercultural Communication Textbooks under the Microscope.” Central States Communication Association annual convention, Cincinnati, OH (April, 2010)
  • Tankei-Aminian, Sachiko. “Civic Engagement-Centered Intercultural Communication Theorization.” Central States Communication Association annual convention, Cincinnati, OH (April, 2010)
  • Tankei-Aminian, Sachiko. “Gender and Communication at the Heart of It All: Teaching Gender/Sexuality from Multiple Perspectives.” Central States Communication Association annual convention, St. Louis, MO (April, 2009)
  • Tankei-Aminian, Sachiko. “Where to from Here? Interrogating ‘The Heart’ of the Intercultural Communication Discipline.” Central States Communication Association annual convention, St. Louis, MO (April, 2009)
  • Tankei-Aminian, Sachiko. “Unconventional Experiences: Stories from the Racially and Nationally Marked Scholars.” National Communication Association annual convention, San Diego, CA (November, 2008)
  • Tankei-Aminian, Sachiko. “Critical Conversation on Scholarly Kinship and Interdisciplinary Foundations of Education.” American Educational Studies Association conference, Savannah, GA (October, 2008).
  • Tankei, Sachiko. “Pedagogies of Growth.” National Communication Association annual convention, Boston, MA (November 2005).
  • Tankei, Sachiko. “Moving Beyond Defensiveness: Co-Teaching Whiteness From Different Positionalities.” Western States Communication Association annual convention, San Francisco, CA (February 22, 2005).
  • Tankei, Sachiko. “Students Creating/Negotiating Third Spaces: A Preconference Exploring Student and Student Engagement Within Basic Communication Courses.” Western States Communication Association annual convention, San Francisco, CA (February 19, 2005).
  • Tankei, Sachiko. “Terrorism, Hate Crimes, and Intercultural Communication: Implications for Education.” Panel presented at Eastern Communication Association annual convention, New York, NY (April 2002).

Poster Presentation

  • Tankei-Aminian, Sachiko and Farshad Aminian-Tankei. “A Yellow Flower under the Black Rain: Environmental Advocacy from Japanese and Iranian Perspectives.” National Communication Association annual convention, San Diego, CA (November, 2008)

Chair

  • Tankei-Aminian, Sachiko. “Social and Political Impact of the Media and New Technologies in Multicultural Contexts.” Central States Communication Association annual convention, Cincinnati, OH (April, 2010)

Invited Presentations

Screened Film

  • Tankei-Aminian, Sachiko. Co-filmmaker with Farshad Aminian-Tankei. July 17, 2008. Civilians and Warfare in World History. Florida Gulf Coast University, Florida. (February 24, 2012).

Public Performances

  • Tankei-Aminian, Sachiko. “On Becoming Japerican.” Celebrasian. Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, May 5, 2007
  • Tankei-Aminian, Sachiko. “On Becoming Japerican.” Celebrasian. Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY, May 4, 2007
  • Tankei, Sachiko. “On Becoming Japerican.” Wittenberg University, Springfield, OH, April 15, 2005
  • Tankei, Sachiko. “On Becoming Japerican.” Midwest Japan Seminar conference, John Carroll University, Cleveland, OH, February 12, 2005
  • Tankei, Sachiko. “Language, Mind, and Body” from “On Becoming Japerican.” Voices Made Flesh: Performances from the Life and Literature Workshop, Corner Playhouse, University of Missouri-Columbia, Missouri, February 5, 2005
  • Tankei, Sachiko. “On Becoming Japerican.” Southeast Conference of the Association for Asian Studies. University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, January 15, 2005
  • Tankei, Sachiko. “On Becoming Japerican.” Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, Kentucky, January13, 2005
  • Tankei, Sachiko. “On Becoming Japerican.” National Consortium for Teaching about Asia. University Place Hotel, Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN, September 18, 2004
  • Tankei, Sachiko. “On Becoming Japerican.” Humanities & Social Sciences/Diversity Council Program. The Kahn Room, Hulman Union, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, IN, March 16, 2004

Public Presentation

Public Performance

  • Tankei, Sachiko. Performer, Writer, and Co-director. “On Becoming Japerican.” Co-Dir. Stephanie Howell and Antoinette McDonald. Perf. Hironobu Arima, Yusuke Kakinuma, Mitsuhiko Sato, Ken Watanabe, and Naoko Watanabe. The Kleinau Theatre, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, IL (January 29-31, 2004)

 

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