Srividya "Srivi" Ramasubramanian, Texas A&M University: Elihu Katz Colloquium Speaker Series

Elihu Katz Colloquium Series
29 Mar 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
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Annenberg School for Communication, Room 500
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About Srividya Ramasubramanian

Srividya (Srivi) Ramasubramanian (Ph.D., Penn State University) is Professor of Communication, Affiliated Professor of Women’s & Gender Studies, and former Associate Dean for Climate & Inclusion at Texas A&M University. She is cofounder of Media Rise (a global nonprofit for meaningful media for social change), founding chair of the Communicating Diversity Student Conference, and Director of the Aggie Agora Difficult Dialogues on Campus Race Relations.

Srivi’s scholarship focuses on media and identity (especially race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and religion), media literacy, stereotyping processes, intercultural/intergroup communication, and social justice. Her research primarily looks at how media stereotypes and counter-stereotypes influence audiences’ attitudes about race, gender, nationality and sexuality. Her recent projects examine implicit racial/gender stereotypes, prejudice reduction, digital new media literacy, and mindfulness media. She has published in leading journals such as Journal of Communication, Communication Research, Communication Monographs, Media Psychology, Sex Roles, and Journal of Social Issues. Her work has been featured in the Huffington Post, National Public Radio, Dallas Morning News, and India Today apart from local media outlets. She has delivered several public talks and keynotes including at the London School of Economics, National University of Singapore, V University of Amsterdam, Hanover University, and the Communication University of China.

Ramasubramanian has taught a variety of courses for undergraduate students and graduate students on media theories (COMM 350), cultural diversity (race and gender in the media) (COMM/WGST 407), media audiences (COMM 375), children and media (COMM 403), research methods (COMM 308; COMM 610) and media studies (COMM 663: Media Effects; COMM 658: Media & Identity), She serves on several doctoral/master’s committees, routinely co-authors with grad student mentees, and has won many awards for advising & mentoring. In 2012, she founded “Communicating Diversity,” an interdisciplinary student conference for grads and undergrads to showcase their diversity-related scholarship.

Srivi has served in several leadership positions in ICA and NCA (including as Chair of the Mass Communication Division of NCA), faculty seminar leader for the 2015 NCA National Institute of Faculty Development (Hope Conference), and member of the National Academy of Sciences’ Children & Screens Working Group. She is/was editorial board member of journals such as the Journal of Communication, Communication MonographsJournal of International & Intercultural Communication, Journal of Applied Communication Research, and Journal of Children and Media.

Her research, teaching, service, and advocacy work have been recognized with several awards including the Cornerstone Faculty Fellowship ’18-’20, NCA Mass Comm. Division Service Award, NAMLE Outstanding Researcher Award, Graduate Faculty Mentoring Award, ACE Award for Women’s Progress, and Outstanding Diversity Team Award.

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