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Julia Khrebtan-Hörhager, PhD


E-mail: Julia Khrebtan-Hörhager
Office Location: Fall N/A
Phone: please contact via email
Areas of Expertise:
Intercultural Communication & Globalization, International Cinematography & Critical Media Studies, European Studies & World Feminism, International Business Communication

Education & Degrees

PhD in Communication Studies; University of Denver, USA

MA in Linguistics (Germanic and Romance), English Studies, & Communication; University of Stuttgart, Germany

MA in Pedagogy, Psychology, and Methodology of Foreign Language Teaching, University of Zhytomyr, Ukraine


Julia Khrebtan-Hörhager's research and teaching interests are in intercultural and international communication, European studies and globalization, international cinematography, and critical media studies. 

Dr. Khrebtan-Hörhager is a recipient of the Top Paper Award from the Intercultural Communication Division of the International Communication Association. Her publications address issues of transnational citizenship, identity, transformation, and cross-cultural dialogue in contemporary European and American cinematography. 

Feminist perspectives on communication, as well as business and leadership with a global mindset are further areas of her research.

Dr. Khrebtan-Hörhager is also a Lecturer of German and Italian at the Department of Languages and Literatures of the University of Denver, where, in addition to the actual languages courses, she teaches seminars in German cinematography, literature, intercultural communication, and European diversity. 

Together with the Center for Global Education of the University of Colorado, Julia Khrebtan-Hörhager is currently designing a travel study course to Europe.

Selected Publications

"Germania: la dolce Heimat? Challenging Transnational European Citizenship" In: Heimat in History, Theory, Literature and Film Ed. Stefani Engelstein and Olaf Schmidt. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, forthcoming in 2012

"The Art of Creating a Cross-Cultural Dialogue on Screen: The Way Home and The Color of Fear" in The International Journal of the Arts in Society, Volume 6, Issue 2, (2011) 1-14.

"Do Post-Soviet Women Believe in Tears? Cultural Heritage of Utopian Feminism on the Shatters of the Post-Totalitarian Empire." in Connections: European Studies Annual Review (in print)

"Clashes of Cultural Capitals in Happily Ever After: Challenges and Promises of Mixed Marriages." in Connections: European Studies Annual Review (in print)

"Corporate Communities and Global Management: A Need for a Social Change in the 'Men's World'" under review for the Journal of Business Communication

Courses Taught

COMM 1021: Introduction into Media Studies
COMM 2050: Business and Professional Speaking
COMM 3271: Intercultural Communication and Diversity​
COMM 4995/5995: Maymester Study in Italy