Dr. Julia Khrebtan-Hörhager is excited to serve again on a Semester at Sea voyage. In Spring 2021, she will be teaching in the areas of Intercultural and International Communication, Conflict Management and Resolution, and Gender and Communication: Voices of Women of the World.
Dr. Khrebtan-Hörhager is an Associate Professor of Communication, Education Abroad Advisor, and Director of Summer Education Abroad programs in Europe. She is a former lecturer of German and Italian studies, a holder of 2016 & 2012 International Communication Association Top Paper Awards, and a number of communication studies Capstone Awards. Her research, teaching, and consulting interests are in intercultural and international communication, European studies, global conflict, international cinematography, intersectional Othering, and critical media studies. Feminist perspectives on communication and business leadership with a global mindset are further areas of her scholarly focus. She has published in venues such as Communication, Culture, & Critique; Journal of Multicultural Discourses; Journal of International & Intercultural Communication; Women’s Studies in Communication; Journal of Intercultural Communication Research; Crossings: Journal of Migration & Culture; and Studies in European Cinema; as well as book chapters in edited volumes, including National Rhetorics in Syrian Immigration Crisis, Perspectives on Child Migrants, Intercultural Communication: Adapting to the Emerging Global Realities, Communicating Differences: Culture, Media, Peace & Conflict Negotiation.
Dr. Khrebtan-Hörhager’s intercultural experiences in professional non-academic contexts include serving as a peace corps liaison in Ukraine, a counselor/creative director at an international children’s center in Crimea, a translator for a technology company in Germany, a founding partner of a consulting group in the USA, and a programming committee member for the Colorado State University ACT (Awaken, Connect, Transform) Human Rights Film Festival. She is a passionate education abroad director and leader in Italy, with successful executions of the total of 12 education abroad programs so far. Dr. Khrebtan-Hörhager is fluent in seven languages and is often called “a cultural mentor” and “an intercultural ambassador” by her colleagues, as well as current and former students.