Mainz/Germersheim Team

With 32,000 students from over 120 nations, the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz (JGU) is one of the largest and most diverse universities in Germany. The Department of Intercultural Communication is located on the campus in the town of Germersheim. Current Projects focus particularly on police communication in the context of linguistic and cultural diversity, and the characteristics of virtual interpretation. The ReDICo subprojects in Germersheim also shed light upon links between virtual intercultural and social participation, as well as questions relating to a cosmopolitan stance.

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Roman Lietz

Biculturally-raised explorer of intercultural dialogue and integrative practices. Devoted to society, participation and cohesion. Maintained his youthful fascination for the humanistic-utopian visions of Star Trek. Interculturality as a daily companion.

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Dr. Roman Lietz has been dealing with questions regarding integration and participation in the context of acculturation for over a decade. In addition to his practical integration work, for example as the former head of the second largest community interpreter project in Germany and as an intercultural trainer, he has also worked academically on various aspects of structural, cultural, social and identificatory integration. In recent third-party projects funded by the European Integration Fund (EIF), the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF) he has dealt with the participation of migrants and other underrepresented groups in voluntary work, sport clubs and education.

Magdalena Loska

Raised bilingually. Cosmopolitan. Travel enthusiast. Master’s student of Translation. Affinity for languages and literature. Tatra Mountains and pierogi. Jerusalem and hummus. Free spirit.

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Chantal Wywiol

Intercultural heart. Kluski, Fromage and Bier lover. Travel enthusiast. Masterstudent. Literature&Art. Inspired by the 2Ks-Klimt&Kahlo. Always smiling. Simmer. Sunflowers and alpacas are my companions.