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Kang, Dongjing (PhD)

Assistant Professor
Department of Communication & Philosophy
Office: RH 0116
Phone: 239-745-4287

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PhD Ohio University
MA University of Nebraska-Lincoln


Organizational communication, language and culture, and dialogue in international contexts

Research and Teaching Interests

Research areas includes on organizing for social change globally, communication among cultures, and dialogical theory. Her current research focuses on organizing for language revitalization and cultural heritage preservation in Tibet. She teaches organizational communication, communication theory, research methods, and courses focused on technological production (digital story-telling and podcast production). 


Selected publications:

  • Kang, D, & Rawlins, W. K. (2018). Living Eastern and Western understandings of dialogue and narrating practices of language revitalization in Tibet. Qualitative Inquiry. doi:10.1177/1077800418807260
  • Musiba, M. C. & Kang, D.  (2018). Towards a community-based conservation and sustainable use of Tanzania’s Heritage. World Heritage and Sustainable Development in Africa, 225-232, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. 
  • Kang, D., &Utah, C. (2017). How dialogical are we really? Insights gleaned from (un)dialogical moments in ethnography. Departures in Critical Qualitative Research, 6(4), 47-69. doi: 10.1525/dcqr.2017.6.4.47 
  • Kang, D, & Rawlins, W. K. (2017). Exploring languages preservation in Kham Tibet, Learning from “Discourse in the Novel,” and writing a Dialogical/Bakhtinian ethnography. Qualitative Inquiry, 23(8), 618–630. doi:10.1177/1077800416684873 
  • Kang, D., Jia, M., & Ju, R. (2016) The expanding territory of organizational communication in China. Chinese Journal of Communication, 3(9), 232-263. doi:10.1080/17544750.2016.1202292
  • Chen, Y.-W., Simmons, N., & Kang, D. (2015). “My family isn’t racist—however…”: Multiracial/Multicultural Obama-ism as an ideological barrier to teaching intercultural communication. Journal of International and Intercultural Communication, 8(2), 167-186. doi: 10.1080/17513057.2015.1025331
  • Lucas, K., Kang, D., & Li, Z. (2013). Workplace dignity in a total institution: Examining the experiences of Foxconn’s migrant workforce. Journal of Business Ethics, 114, 91-106. doi:10.1007/s10551-012-1328-0

Dr. Kang is also an ethnographer, NGO practioner, field educator, and documentary film director who translates ethnographic writing into visual narratives.