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Linda Ziberi

Assistant Professor

RIT Kosovo

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Linda Ziberi

Assistant Professor

RIT Kosovo


Dr. Linda Ziberi earned her Ph.D. in Communication and Culture from Bowling Green State University in Ohio and her MA degree in Applied Communication from Indiana University, Indiana. She completed her BA in English Language and Literature at the University St. Kiril and Metodij in Skopje, North Macedonia. 

Experienced in teaching courses such as: Intercultural Communication, Business and Professional Communication, Technical Communication, Public Speaking, Gender Communication and Organizational Communication, Dr. Ziberi's research focuses on intercultural, international, and gender communication analysis of discourses surrounding media representation, health, culture, EU accession dialogue, among other topics. Her doctoral dissertation, "The Rhetorical Uses of Multiculturalism: An Ideographic Analysis of the European Union and Macedonian Discourses in the Dialogue for EU Accession," explores EU accession rhetoric in North Macedonia. She has published and presented numerous refereed papers on topics such as mediated representations of gender and discourses of war in South Eastern Europe, conflict and intercultural communication, health communication, and classroom communication.

Currently, Dr. Ziberi is leading the Editorial Committee for the Erasmus+ Project STEFORA, a collaboration involving six Higher Education Institutions in Kosovo, Albania, Sweden and Ireland. As part of this project, she has also developed a training for trainers workshop on Inclusive Pedagogy for STEM Faculty in Kosovo and Albania. Moreover, she is a Research Associate for the Global Health Communication Center at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis lead by Dr. John Parrish Sprowl. Her work on the project Communication for Whole Health in North Macedonia’s Public Schools is supported by the Indiana University International Affairs Office.

Dr. Ziberi is the RIT Kosovo representative in the RIT Global Education Committee, a three year appointment voted by the RIT Kosovo senate. 

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Ziberi, L., Lengel, L. & Limani, A. (2023) "Visualizing Conflict: Analyzing Visual Narratives of Photojournalistic Images of Balkan War Refugees" in Studies in Media and Communication, 11(6).

Parrish-Sprowl, J., Ziberi L., Parrish-Sprowl S. (2023) "Editorial: Complexity-Based Approaches in Health Communication" in Frontiers in Communication, 8.

Parrish-Sprowl, J., Parrish-Sprowl, S., Odugleh-Kolev, A., & Ziberi, L. (Eds.) (2020) "Complexity-Based Approaches in Health Communication Research Topic" in Frontiers in Communication.

Muhic, M. & Ziberi, L. (2016) "The Accommodation of Diversity in the Republic of Macedonia: The Different Approaches to Diversity and the Applicability of this Concept in Non-EU Contexts" in Diversity in Transcultural and International Communication, edited by Carola Richter, Indira Dupuis & Stefanie Averbeck-Lietz, pp. 91-120, Lit Verlag, Berlin.

Ziberi, L. (2013). Ibrahim Rugova’s Nonviolent Rhetoric and Peaceful Resistance During Kosova’s Independence Movement. Diskutime, 2 (5), 211-226. 

Croucher, S., DeMaris, A., Oyer, B., Yartey, F., & Ziberi, L. (2012). Jealousy in India and the United States: A Cross-Cultural Analysis of Three Dimensions of Jealousy. Human Communication. A Publication of the Pacific and Asian Communication Association, 15 (2), 139 – 158. 

Ziberi, L. (2012). An Ideographic Analysis of the EU, Multiculturalism Discourse in Macedonia. The Western Balkans Policy Review, 2(1), 39-57.

Ziberi, L. (2011). The Ohrid Framework Agreement and the “Multiculturalism” Discourse: How Does the European Union and Macedonia Construct the Concept of “Multiculturalism” Ten Years After the Ohrid Framework Agreement. In B. Reka (Eds.), 10 Years Ohrid Framework Agreement: Is Macedonia Functioning as Multi-ethnic Society? (234-248).Tetovo, Macedonia: South Eastern European University.

Ziberi, L. (2011). Creating an Inclusive Classroom: How my Teaching Experiences Transformed my Teaching Philosophy.  The Language Center Bulletin: Talking About Learning. 1(1), 12-14. 

Currently Teaching

3 Credits
This course introduces students to current best practices in written and visual technical communication including writing effective email, short and long technical reports and presentations, developing instructional material, and learning the principles and practices of ethical technical communication. Course activities focus on engineering and scientific technical documents.
3 Credits
The public speaking course is designed to equip the student with knowledge of the theories and principles necessary for formal public speaking. Informative and persuasive speeches are the focus with emphasis on organization, evidence, language use, strategy, delivery, and effective use of media aids. Public speaking is generally offered each semester.
3 Credits
Intercultural communication provides an examination of the role of culture in face-to-face interaction. Students may find a basic background in communication, anthropology, or psychology useful.
3 Credits
This course focuses on the development of communication skills essential to functioning effectively in the business world. Students learn the process of analyzing communication situations and responding to them. Topics include an overview of business communication, writing well, delivering business communications, tools for talking in crucial conversations, oral and interpersonal communication including listening skills, public speaking, cross-cultural communication, communicating in the digital age and teamwork. *Note: This course cannot be taken by students in Saunders College of Business.*

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