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Alphacrucis College

Dr Lily A. Arasaratnam – PhD (Communication), MA (Communication), BS (Mathematics), BS (Psychology)

Academic Faculty
Director of Research

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Dr Lily A. Arasaratnam
Director of Research

Lily A. is a member of the School of Professional Studies, and specialises in the following areas: Communication, and Research.

Biography


Lily A. Arasaratnam is currently the Director of Research at Alphacrucis College. Her primary area of expertise is intercultural communication, particularly intercultural competence, intercultural contact-seeking behaviour, and multiculturalism. Her book Perception and Communication in Intercultural Spaces (University Press of America, 2011) presents “intercultural spaces” as a new framework with which to understand intercultural communication in today's culturally diverse communities. Lily is a co-editor of the 2015 special issue on intercultural communication competence of the International Journal of Intercultural Relations and a member of the editorial board of the Western Journal of Communication and the Journal of Business Management. Lily teaches in the areas of intercultural communication, leadership, and research methodology at Alphacrucis College.  


Research Interests

Intercultural communication competence, sensation seeking, multiculturalism

Academic Qualifications

2003

PhD (Communication) (Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey)
Dissertation Title Intercultural communication competence from multiple cultural perspectives: A new theoretical model and empirical validation

1999

MA (Communication) (University of Kentucky)

1998

BS (Mathematics) (University of Kentucky)

1997

BS (Psychology) (University of Kentucky)

Selected Publications

Journal Article — Published in 2014

Citation:

Arasaratnam, L. A.(2014). Ten years of research in intercultural communication competence: A retrospective. Journal of Intercultural Communication, 35.

Journal Article — Published in 2014

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Alexander, B. K., Arasaratnam, L. A., Avant-Mier, R., Durham, A., Flores, L., Leeds-Hurwitz, W., Mendoza, S. L., Oetzel, J., Osland, J., Tsuda, Y., Yin, J., & Halualani, R. (2014). Identifying key intercultural urgencies, issues, and challenges in today’s world:  Connecting our Scholarship to dynamic contexts and historical moments. Journal of International and Intercultural Communication, 7(1), 38-67.

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Journal Article — Published in 2014

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Arasaratnam, L. A.(2014). A discussion of multiculturalism in Australia from educators’ perspective. SpringerPlus, 3:36.

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Journal Article — Published in 2013

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A review of articles on multiculturalism in 35 years of IJIR

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International Journal of Intercultural Relations

 

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Book Chapter — Published in 2012

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Arasaratnam, L. A.(2012). Narrative insights. In Bernardo, K. & Deardorff, D. (Eds.), Building cultural competence: Innovative strategies (pp. 98-103). Stylus Publishing.

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Book Chapter — Published in 2012

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Arasaratnam, L. A.(2012).  Intercultural communication competence. In A. Kurylo (Ed.), Inter/Cultural communication: Representation and construction of culture in everyday interactions. Sage Publications.

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Journal Article — Published in 2012

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Arasaratnam, L. A.(2012). Intercultural Spaces and Communication within: An Explication. Australian Journal of Communication, 39(3), 135-141.

Book — Published in 2011

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Arasaratnam, L. A.(2011). Perception and communication in intercultural spaces. University Press of America.

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Journal Article — Published in 2011

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Arasaratnam, L. A., & Banerjee, S. C.(2011). Sensation seeking and intercultural communication competence: A model test.International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 35(2), 226-233.  

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Journal Article — Published in 2010

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Arasaratnam, L. A., Banerjee, S. C., Dembek, K. (2010). Sensation seeking and the integrated model of intercultural communication competence. Journal of Intercultural Communication Research, 39(2), 69-79

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Journal Article — Published in 2010

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Arasaratnam, L. A., Banerjee, S. C., & Dembek, K. (2010). The integrated model of intercultural communication competence (IMICC): Model test. Australian Journal of Communication, 37(3), 103-116.

Journal Article — Published in 2009

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Arasaratnam, L. A.(2009). The development of a new instrument of intercultural communication competence. Journal of Intercultural Communication, 20.

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Conference Paper — Published in 2009

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Arasaratnam, L. A., & Banerjee, S. C.(2009). Sensation seeking and intercultural communication competence: A model test. Paper accepted in the Top-3 panel of the intercultural division of the annual convention of the International Communication Association, Chicago, IL.

Journal Article — Published in 2008

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Arasaratnam, L. A.(2008). Acculturation process of Sri Lankan Tamil immigrants in Sydney: An ethnographic analysis using the Bidirectional model (BDM). Australian Journal of Communication, 35, 57 - 68.

Journal Article — Published in 2007

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Arasaratnam, L. A.(2007). Research in intercultural communication competence: Past perspectives and future directions. Journal of International Communication, 13, 66-73

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Journal Article — Published in 2007

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Arasaratnam, L. A.(2007). Empirical research in intercultural communication competence: A review and recommendation. Australian Journal of Communication, 34, 105-117.

Journal Article — Published in 2007

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Arasaratnam, L. A., & Banerjee, S. C.(2007). Ethnocentrism and sensation seeking as variables that influence intercultural contact-seeking behavior: A path analysis. Communication Research Reports, 24(4), 303 – 310.

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Journal Article — Published in 2006

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Arasaratnam, L. A.(2006). Further testing of a new model of intercultural communication competence. Communication Research Reports, 23(2), 93 - 99.

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Conference Paper — Published in 2006

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Banerjee, S. C., & Arasaratnam, L. A.(2006). Intercultural attitudes and experiences – the anti drug? Examining the moderating effects of social initiative, motivation, and intercultural friendships. Paper presented at the annual convention of the International Communication Association, Dersden, Germany.

Journal Article — Published in 2005

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Arasaratnam, L. A.(2005). Sensation seeking and international students’ satisfaction of experiences in the United States. Journal of Intercultural Communication Research, 34, 184-194.

Journal Article — Published in 2005

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Arasaratnam, L. A., & Doerfel, M. L.(2005). Intercultural communication competence: Identifying key components from multicultural perspectives. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 29(2), 137-163.

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Conference Paper — Published in 2004

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Arasaratnam, L. A.(2004). Intercultural communication competence: Development of a New Model. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Communication Association, New Orleans, LA.

Journal Article — Published in 2004

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Arasaratnam, L. A.(2004). Sensation seeking as predictor of social initiative in intercultural interactions. Journal of Intercultural Communication Research, 33, 215-222.

Conference Paper — Published in 2003

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Arasaratnam, L. A.(2003). Competing cultural voices: An ethnographic study of international students in American graduate education. Paper presented at the annual convention of the National Communication Association, Miami, FL.

Journal Article — Published in 2003

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Morgan, S. E., & Arasaratnam, L. A.(2003). Intercultural friendships as social excitation: Sensation seeking as a predictor of intercultural friendship seeking behavior. Journal of Intercultural Communication Research, 32, 175-186.

Conference Paper — Published in 2002

Citation:

Morgan, S. E., Arasaratnam, L. A., Layne, W., & Harrison, T. R.(2002). Threat Buffer Theory: A New Approach to Predicting Intercultural Communication Behaviors and Attitudes. Paper presented at annual meeting of the Eastern Communication Association, New York City, NY.


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