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Makiko Imamura  |  Interests  |  Scholarship  

Education:

Teaching Experience:

  • Assistant Professor - Saint Mary's College of California (July 01, 2011 - Present)
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant - University of Kansas (August 2006 - July 2011)

Awards:

  • Hob Crockett Research Paper Award - Department of Communication Studies, University of Kansas (May 2010)
  • E. C. Buehler Teaching Award - Department of Communication Studies, University of Kansas (May 2010)
  • Graduate Student Research Competition Third Prize - Office of Graduate Studies, University of Kansas (March 2008)

Grants:

  • Assessment Grant - Office of Provost, Saint Mary's College of California (2014)
    Co-Investigator: Ellen Rigsby
  • Foudy Grant - Department of Communication, Saint Mary's College of California (2012)
  • Speagle Project Fellowship - Center for Teaching Excellence, University of Kansas (August 2010)
    Supervising Faculty: Jeffrey Hall
  • Summer Research Grant - Graduate School, University of Kansas (June 2008)

Scholarships:

  • Sene and Louella Carlile Scholarship - Department of Communication Studies, University of Kansas (May 2010)
  • Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship - Rotary Foundation (August 2005)

Publications:

  • Imamura, M., & Zhang, Y. B. (2012). Cross-cultural comparison of collectivistic and individualistic values between China and the United States. In Dai, X. and Kulich, S. J.(Eds.), Identity and intercultural communication I: Theoretical and contextual construction (pp. 71-83). Shanghai, China: Shanghai Foreign Language Education Press.
  • Imamura, M., Zhang, Y. B. & Shim, C. (2012). US host nationals' attitudes toward Japanese: The role of communication and relational solidarity in the intergroup contact hypothesis. Asian Journal of Communication, Vol. 22, 584-600.
  • Imamura, M., Zhang, Y. B., & Harwood, J. (2011). Japanese sojourners' attitudes toward Americans: Exploring the influences of communication accommodation, linguistic competence, and relational solidarity in intergroup contact. Journal of Asian Pacific Communication, Vol. 21, 115-132.
  • Taguchi, K., Zhang, Y. B., Allen, M., Ota, H., & Imamura, M. (2011). Japanese college students' media exposure to sexually explicit material, perceptions of women, and sexually permissive attitudes. Journal of Intercultural Communication Research, Vol. 40, 93-110.
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