Dr. Miriam Sobre-Denton recently completed her Ph.D. in intercultural communication at Arizona State University, and has just finished her first year as an assistant professor of intercultural communication at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. Her interest in other cultures has taken her throughout Europe, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, and Australia. Her next travel goals include Costa Rica, Brazil, and Botswana. Miriam's research interests include cosmopolitan identity and its application to intercultural communication theory, cross-cultural adaptation, social support, qualitative methods, and the creation of third culture groups. She has published research on cross-cultural adaptation in the International Journal of Intercultural Relations, has recently done a theory piece on cultural value orientations for NAFSA's website, and serves as a guest editor for the Journal of International and Intercultural Communication. She enjoys research and teaching that integrate theories of language and culture, and has side interests in popular culture, particularly the role of zombies in myth and media.