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Tom Hale

Thomas
Hale

PhD Intercultural Studies, School of Mission and Theology

emailaddress@fuller.edu

About Thomas

I am a PhD Candidate in Intercultural Studies at Fuller (since 2018), and my wife and I (with our two sons) worked in international development in the former USSR for 16 years. Born in Albany, New York, I grew up in the Himalayas, where my parents were doctors at a rural mission hospital.

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Education

MA in Intercultural Studies

2005

Fuller

Cornell University

1986

BA in Chemistry

Research Interests

Linguistic Anthropology (Ethnographically Grounded Discourse Analysis), Digital Ethnography ("Netnography") of Social Media Interaction, Public Theology, Christian-Muslim Relations in North America

Publications

"Narrow Conceptions of the Common Good: An Ethnographically Grounded Discourse Analysis of a Facebook Discussion on Muslim Immigration to the US."

forthcoming

Authentic Lives: Overcoming the Problem of Hidden Identity in Outreach to Restrictive Nations. Pasadena, CA: William Carey Library

2016

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