Dr. Chitra Akkoor
Courses Taught: Intercultural Communication Family Communication Researching Cultures Senior Project Introduction to Communication Studies
Education: Ph.D., Communication Studies, University of Iowa, 2011 M.A., Communication Studies, Western Michigan University, 2004 B.A., English Literature, University of Madras, 1982
Courses taught by Prof. Akkoor’s are designed to understand differences between cultures, methods used to study culture, and communication in diverse types of families (e.g. step, adoptive, same-sex). Her research is based on the struggles faced by diasporic populations due to cultural differences. Her published work includes a co-authored article in the Journal of Family Communication and a book chapter on arranged marriage.