Dr. Yea-Wen Chen

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Dr. Chen (Ph.D., The University of New Mexico) is an Associate Professor in the School of Communication at San Diego State University. Her research and pedagogy aim to raise consciousness of the particular ways in which communication—including silence—about cultural identities impacts diversity, inclusion, and social justice across contexts. She is the winner of numerous top paper awards at regional, national, and international communication conferences. Dr. Chen has published over 35 works, including peer-reviewed articles in Communication Monographs, Journal of International and Intercultural Communication, Departures in Critical Qualitative Research. Also, she has co-edited Our Voices: Essays in Culture, Ethnicity, and Communication (6th Edition, Oxford University Press, 2015). At San Diego State University, Dr. Chen has taught courses such as: COMM 371 Intercultural Communication; COMM 771 Intercultural Communication Graduate Seminar; PSFA 550 International Studies Capstone; Honor 113 Communicating Differences that Matter for Social Change; and USEM Discovery San Diego State.

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