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Dr. Tankei-Aminian's scholarly expertise is in the area of interracial/intercultural communication, specifically cultural adaption, intercultural identity, anti-racism education, English linguistic neoimperialism, and exophonic autoethnography. As a scholar, she engages in her research of intercultural communication from critical perspective in the direction toward social justice, equity, humanization, and peace in the U.S. as well as in the global contexts. She uses various methods in her scholarly work, such as personal narrative, autoethnography, performance, and filmmaking. As an educator, she aims at liberatory education, which empowers students by fostering their critical consciousness: to be able to ask more questions; make conscious choices; and have agency to transform the world in the direction of social justice, equity, humanization, and peace.
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Recipient: "Eagles R.I.S.E.: In Pursuit of Social Justice, Maintaining Resilience & Integrity while Striving for Equality” from FGCU's Office of Multicultural and Leadership Development, Florida Gulf Coast University, 2016