Santa Clara University

Phone: 408-554-4042
Room number: Vari Hall 215
Courses taught:
Introduction to Interpersonal Communication (COMM 1), Qualitative Research Methods (COMM 111), Intercultural Communication (COMM 107A), Global Interpersonal Communication (COMM 186B), Senior Thesis (COMM 197)

Dr. Hsin-I Cheng

Associate Professor

B.A. in Sociology, Fu-Jen Catholic University, Taipei, Taiwan, 1998

M.A. in Communication, University of Wisconsin—Milwaukee, 2001

Ph.D. in Communication, Bowling Green State University, 2006  

Hsin-I Cheng studies human communication through historical and sociopolitical lenses with methods such as fieldwork, interviewing, and textual analyses. Her research and teaching interests focus on how multiple identities intersect and influence human interaction and relationships. She anchors students’ inquiries in complicated ways cultural values affect communication. Students demonstrate their knowledge in various avenues such as webpages. Her book Culturing Interface investigates the experiences of a Chinese and Taiwanese community on the U.S.-Mexico border from a critical communication perspective. Some of her work appears in Journal of International and Intercultural Communication, Language and Intercultural Communication, and Women & Language. Her current research continues to bridge boundaries of communication, immigration, and globalization.

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