Charles Braithwaite

Charles Braithwaite
Senior Lecturer Communication Studies

Ph.D., University of Washington

DR. CHARLES BRAITHWAITE, SENIOR LECTURER, is a Fellow in the Center for Great Plains Studies and a Graduate Fellow in the Department of Anthropology. He teaches courses in intercultural communication, conflict management, interviewing, and nonverbal communication for the Department of Communication Studies. Dr. Braithwaite also directs the “Global Classroom Project,” which uses the commercial internet to have live, synchronous video classes between Nebraska and universities in Pakistan, Turkey, Yemen, Russia, and Costa Rica. His international experience includes serving as a North Vietnamese interpreter for U.S. Naval Intelligence, and studying international business communication along the U.S./Mexican border. Dr. Braithwaite has a special interest in American Indian higher education, and had conducted research on the Navajo Nation, and among the U-Mo'n-Ho'n (Omaha), the Ho-Chunk (Winnebago) tribes of Nebraska.


Braithwaite, C.A. and Fegali, E. (2017) “Arabs Modes of Communication,” in Young Yun Kim (Ed.),International Encyclopedia of Intercultural Communication (IE-ICC). Wiley-Blackwell: Indianapolis, IN.

Braithwaite, C.A. (2013). Navajo culture explored through ethnography. In A. Kurylo, (Ed.).  Inter/Cultural Communication: Representation and Construction of Culture in Everyday Interaction. (351-361). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Braithwaite, C. A., & Glasrud, B. A. (Eds.) (2009).  African Americans on the Great Plains:  An Anthology.  Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press.