Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, IL (2015)
Department of Communication Studies
Teaching and Research Interests:
Small Group Communication
Culture and Identity
Critical Racial and Ethnic Studies
Visual Rhetoric/Communication Research Methods
Northeast Normal University, China. (2008)
Foreign Languages School
Major: Foreign and Applied Linguistics/Critical Intercutlural Studies
Okayama University, Japan (2006-2007, EPOK program)
NIEA (Northeast International Education Association) International Curriculum Mini Grant, $ 750. (2016)
Awards and Honors
John T. Warren Memorial Scholarship, Communication Studies Department, Southern Illinois University (2014)
Top Paper Award of the Visual Rhetoric Division of the 64th International Communication Association (ICA) (2014)
Recent Academic Publications
Fukunaga, S., & Zhang, B. (2007). A comparative analysis of American and Chinese political slogans: A critical linguistic perspective. Journal of Okayama University Education Research. 136, 85-92.
Zhang, B. (2014). The global-local dialectic in postcolonial approaches to communication studies. Pennsylvania Communication Annual. 70 (3), 91-116.
Nilanjana, B., & Zhang, B. (2016). A Post/decolonial view of race and identity through the narratives of US international students from the global South. Communication Quarterly. (In press).