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Carlos Tarin

 
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Carlos Tarin
Lecturer, Communication

my research interests lie at the intersection(s) of organizational communication and the environment. Specifically, I am interested in exploring how organizations employ situated cultural discourses as a means of fostering environmental engagement. Much of my work draws on structuration theory and structurating activity theory as a way of understanding how organizational practices become routinized and codified. My dissertation research focused on Rare, a non-profit environmental organization that sponsors conservation and sustainability projects in developing tropical and sub-tropical nations. I interrogated how the organization uses communication to, first, sustain commitment and identity internally and, second, to instigate change in the complex social, political, and cultural contexts in which the projects are deployed. This line of research, I believe, has far reaching consequences for how we conceptualize and theorize issues such as organizational identity, organizational transformation, and sustainability.

KEYWORDS

  1. Environmental communication
  2. Forensics
  3. Non-profit organizing
  4. Organizational communication
  5. Qualitative research methods
  6. Rhetoric

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