Building Cultural Understanding through Cultural Exchange
My research is aimed towards understanding the role of artists in building "Social Capital" across global communities by analyzing and understanding the effects of artistic exchange.
||Globalisation, Social Capital, Cultural Exchange, Cultural Understanding, Cultural Diplomacy, Global Citizens, Diversity, Cultural Conflicts
International Journal of the Humanities, Volume 3, Issue 5, pp.19-26.
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Rohini Dandavate received her doctorate in Cultural Policy and Arts Adminstration from the Ohio State University in June, 2006. Her doctoral research was on understanding how exchange artists can build social capital in global communities and facilitate international relations. Her master's research study was on understanding the impact of the Fulbright experience on the life, work and network of artists. For the past six years, as a graduate teaching assistant she has offered a course, Ethnic Arts –A Means to Intercultural Communication, for undergraduate students in the Department of Art Education. As an artist in the Arts in Education Program of the Ohio Arts Council, she has conducted workshops and lecture demonstrations on Odissi dance for students in schools and colleges in Ohio since 1994. She has offered courses in Odissi dance, an Indian classical dance form, as a Visiting Faculty in Denison University, Granville, Ohio in 2001 and continues to offer dance lessons at home. She received her BA in English Literature and Psychology from the Utkal University in Orissa, India. She is an active performer and educator of Odissi dance, having received a graduate degree in Odissi dance from Kala Vikash Kendra, College of Indian Dance and Music, Cuttack, India.
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