Ben Gross

Ben is a lecturer in international business communication at Seokyeong University in Seoul, South Korea teaching courses on intercultural communication and conflict resolution. Living on four continents in the past 20 years has fostered a deep passion and commitment for intercultural communication and exchange. His research is located at the intersection of sociology, anthropology, culture studies and decolonial theory. It is especially concerned with cultural violence within organizations. This is situated within a broader research agenda tracing communication and culture through historical, scientific, and intellectual formations and translations to better understand Eurocentric knowledge and value creation. His current research is a materialist analysis of how English language communication and learning reproduces white heteropatriarchal privilege and coloniality in South Korean higher education.