Jun.-Prof. Dr. Christoph Vatter

Junior-Prof. Dr. Christoph VatterChristoph Vatter is Associate Professor for Intercultural Communication in the French department of the Saarland University (Saarbrücken, Germany). After his M.A. in French Cultural Studies and Intercultural Communication, he received a joint French-German PhD in Intercultural Communication and Information and Media Studies from Saarland University and Université de Lorraine (France) in 2008. Christoph Vatter’s research focuses on intercultural and comparative aspects of media and on intercultural learning and diversity management in institutions and organizations. As a specialist for intercultural communication and the study of francophone media and cultures, he is particularly interested in the Franco-German exchange and communication in Europe and in issues of multiculturalism in the Canadian and Québecois media. His recent research deals with the transnational dimensions of popular culture, intercultural interaction in TV and intercultural dynamics in Sub-Saharan Africa. In close cooperation with the high schools, he also worked on intercultural learning in student’s exchange programs and has published textbooks for intercultural learning in French and Spanish classes. He is one of the principal investigators in the International Research Training Group “Diversity: Mediating Difference in Transcultural Spaces” of the Universities of Montreal, Saarbrücken and Trier.

Recent Publications:

Interkulturelles Lernen im interregionalen Schüleraustausch zwischen Deutschland und Frankreich, St. Ingbert 2011 (ed. with H.J. Lüsebrink).

Interkulturelle Kommunikation in der frankophonen Welt. Literatur, Medien, Kulturtransfer. – La communication interculturelle dans le monde francophone. Transferts culturels, littéraires et médiatiques, St. Ingbert 2012 (ed. with R.Dion, U. Fendler, A. Gouaffo).

Interkulturelle Kompetenz – Französisch. Erkennen – verstehen – handeln, Stuttgart 2012 (with E.C. Zapf).

Praktikum / stage. Praktikum / stage. Interkulturelle Herausforderungen, praktische Umsetzung und didaktische Begleitung von schulischen Praktika im Partnerland, St. Ingbert 2013

Interkulturelle Kompetenz – Spanisch. Erkennen – verstehen – handeln, Stuttgart 2012 (with F.J. Montiel, E.C. Zapf).

Grenzüberschreitende Informationsflüsse und Medien in der Großregion SaarLorLux /La circulation transfrontalière des informations médiatiques dans la Grande Région SaarLorLux. Baden-Baden 2015.

Interkulturelle Kompetenz in deutsch-französischen Studiengängen: didaktische Konzepte, Methoden, Materialien / Les compétences interculturelles dans les cursus franco-allemands: modèles didactiques, méthodes et supports d‘enseignement. Wiesbaden 2016 (ec. with G. Hiller / H.-J. Lüsebrink / P. Oster-Stierle)

Deutsch-französische Schnittstellen in Populärkultur und Medien. Interkulturelle Vermittlungsprozesse und Fremdwahrnehmung / Interfaces franco-allemandes dans la culture populaire et les médias. Dispositifs de médiation interculturels et formes de perception de l’Autre. Berlin/Münster 2017 (ed. with A. Demeulenaere, F. Henke).