Team & Network

ReDICo’s perspective is interdisciplinary and diverse, but is brought together by our interest in combining scholarly Intercultural Communication and the digital world. Our team is based in different parts of Germany: Jena, Mainz/Germersheim and Potsdam. But our origins are varied, reaching into Brazil, Ireland, Italy and Argentina, as well as a diversity of disciplinary and subcultural backgrounds. We bring together Cultural Studies, Linguistics, Social Sciences, Communications and Didactics. We, therefore, do not just engage in research upon Interculturality. Interculturality pervades our very existence; physically, mentally and digitally.

These are the people and
institutions at the core of ReDICo

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An essential part of ReDICo is international collaboration with partner researchers and partner Universities in Brazil, Ireland and Greece.

Federal University of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte

Prof. Dr. Ulrike Schröder is a Full Professor of Linguistics and German Studies at the Federal University of Minas Gerais. Her research areas comprise cognitive linguistics, cultural linguistics, intercultural pragmatics, and interactional linguistics. She is the coordinator of the research center “Intercultural Communication in Multimodal Interactions”.

The University of Limerick

At the University of Limerick, Ireland, ReDICo retains connections with two teaching and research centres, and a number of individual academics. These include Prof. Joachim Fischer, Head of the Centre for European Studies, and Prof. Gisela Holfter and Dr. Maria Rieder, respectively Director and a leading member of the Centre for Irish-German Studies.

School of Humanities at Hellenic Open University (HOU), Patras

Nektaria Palaiologou is Associate Professor and Director of the international programme Language Education for Refugees and Migrants (L.R.M.) at the School of Humanities at the Hellenic Open University (HOU). She has been involved in projects in the areas of Intercultural Education, Immigrant and Refugee Education, Teacher Education and Multilingualism, Diversity, ICT and educational programmes for diverse learners.

Extended Network

ReDICo also cooperates closely with the two leading professional scholarly associations for Intercultural Communication in the German-speaking world.

The Hochschulverband für Interkulturelle Studien

The network for intercultural research and teaching in Germany.

The Gesellschaft für Angewandte Linguistik (GAL)

The German-language network for applied linguistics: It also contains a section dedicated to intercultural communication: