Intercultural Studies

Theresearch profile examines communication, representations and intercultural interactions in various types of media, with focus on how social and cultural identities are constructed and presented within the field of tension between the individual and the collective, the minority and the majority, the local and the global, the secular and the religious, and the present and the historic.

Here, questions about intercultural encounters, conflicts of values as well as identity processes are examined, the focus of study being human communication and the socio-cultural discourses and forms of representations that define and constantly renegotiate who we are and who we can be.

This research profile comprises a number of research groups working in collaboration, with a base in Humanities and Linguistics, as well as in Social Sciences and Media Studies.​

Head of Research
Jonas Stier
Professor of Intercultural Studies
Telephone: 023-77 86 20