Join us at the Campus Inclusion Center (CIC) for Coffee and Conversations: Rehumanizing International Students on Campus with Dr. Santiago Castiello on Thursday, October 12, at 2 p.m. in the University Center, Room 209.
In his talk, Dr. Santiago Castiello, Assistant Professor of Higher Education in the Department of Education Leadership, Management and Policy, will discuss his work on the experiences of international students on campus. Over the past years, Dr. Castiello and his colleagues have published extensively on the challenges faced by international students in the United States and the dehumanizing policies they encounter. From the threat of deportation to being portrayed as potential criminals and economic commodities, Dr. Castiello’s work looks to highlight the urgent need to reevaluate how we perceive and support international students on our campuses.
Let’s come together to discuss how we can actively contribute to a more inclusive and compassionate environment for international students, where they are valued not just for their financial contributions but as individuals with unique stories and lives. Join us in exploring ways to create a campus culture that truly embraces the diversity and humanity of our international student community. Coffee and light snacks will be provided.
Please register online.
If you are interested in learning more about Dr. Castiello’s research on this topic, you can review the following publications:
Castiello-Gutiérrez, S. (2019). Beyond the melting pot: International students on campus. Inside Higher Education: The World View. https://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/wrld-view/beyond-melting-pot-international-students-campus
Lee, J. J., & Castiello-Gutiérrez, S. (2019). Engaging international students. In S. J. Quaye, S. Harper, and S. Pendakur, Student engagement in higher education: Theoretical Perspectives and Practical Approaches for Diverse Populations (pp. 107-129). Routledge. https://www.routledge.com/Student-Engagement-in-Higher-Education-Theoretical-Perspectives-and-Practical/Quaye-Harper-Pendakur/p/book/9780367002244
Castiello-Gutiérrez, S., & Li, X. (2020). We are more than your paycheck: The dehumanization of international students in the United States. Journal of International Students, 10(3), i-iv. https://www.ojed.org/index.php/jis/article/view/2676
Castiello-Gutiérrez, S., & Tozini, K. (2020). Universities as global villages: Supporting international students on campus. NAFSA Trends and Insights, December. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/347800416_Universities_as_Global_Villages_Supporting_International_Students_on_Campus
Tozini, K., & Castiello-Gutiérrez, S. (2022). COVID-19 and international students: examining perceptions of social support, financial well-being, psychological stress, and university response. Journal of College Student Development, 63(2), 134-150. https://muse.jhu.edu/article/856750
Whatley, M., & Castiello-Gutiérrez, S. (2022). Balancing finances, politics, and public health: international student enrollment and reopening plans at US higher education institutions amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Higher education, 84(2), 299-320. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10734-021-00768-7
Castiello-Gutiérrez, S. (2022). From Being to Becoming: An International Student’s Journey at Becoming an International Education Scholar. Journal of International Students, 12(S2), 13-31. https://doi.org/10.32674/jis.v12iS2.4456