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Professor Yea-Wen Chen studies how people communicate about sensitive issues like politics or healthcare.
 


Research Horizons: Yea-Wen Chen’s Intercultural Communications Research

Communications professor Yea-Wen Chen studies the critical importance of communication around high-impact topics like cultural identity or politics.
By Kellie Woodhouse with video by Scott Hargrove
 

SDSU’s Research Horizons series highlights early career faculty and their burgeoning research projects.

Why are conversations with people who disagree with us on political issues so difficult to have? 

San Diego State University intercultural communications professor Yea-Wen Chen studies how people communicate about sensitive issues like politics or healthcare. Her research considers how communication affects communities and people groups, and how the ways we communicate about different cultures inevitably influences diversity, inclusion and social justice.

Chen came to SDSU in 2016 from Ohio University, where she was a communications professor.
 
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