Broadening our perspectives in communication and in development

  • Karin Gwinn Wilkins


As Glocal Times celebrates its tenth year of publication, I applaud the contributions of this journal to ongoing dialogue on communication and development within academic and professional communities. Oscar Hemer and Florencia Enghel have championed an inclusive, interdisciplinary approach to considering the key critical questions that matter to our field. Their explicit attention to integrating research with practice signifies an open framework that includes varied experiences in published conversations, distributed through open access digital formats that strengthen their appeal to broad global constituencies.

Author Biography

Karin Gwinn Wilkins
Karin Wilkins is Professor of Media Studies, Director of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies; and Chair of the Global Studies Bridging Disciplines Program at the University of Texas at Austin, US. She has won numerous awards for her research, service and teaching, and chaired the Intercultural/Development Division of the International Communication Association. Her work addresses scholarship in the fields of development communication, global communication, and political engagement. Recent books include Handbook of Development Communication and Social Change (ed., Wiley-Blackwell, 2014), New Agendas in Global Communication (ed., Routledge, 2013); Questioning Numbers: How to Read & Critique Research (Oxford University Press, 2011) as well as articles published in several journals. E-mail: