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In her research paper, Rebecca explores how cultural differences, although they initially appear to separate us, can actually be the starting points for building bridges. How might an author’s presuppositions unfairly influence his or her conclusions when dealing with a foreign culture? How might one’s own biases be identified, negotiated, and diminished? Why is this important? Is it possible for an outsider to a cultural group to speak about that group with authority? How might a writer/researcher create ethos to help establish authority?

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About the Author

Rebecca Mangan is a junior Nursing major who is passionate about diversity and views writing as a crucial tool in dissolving differences. In 2008, she traveled as a reporter with Y-Press to the Republican National Convention. Last year she won a national essay contest for Abercrombie and Fitch’s diversity and inclusion campaign. During middle school and high school, Mangan published in her state newspaper, the Indianapolis Star, and spoke on NPR wfyi radio in Indianapolis. She searches for opportunities to glorify God with the gifts He has given and to serve others through them.



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